The Mind: The True War Ground
According to Dictionary.com war is, “a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns. In layman’s terms or in my words, it is two forces or sides fighting one another for power.
Now, as someone who is from “757” or Hampton Roads, VA, which is extremely military-based, I have had exposure to various things related to war. From social studies classes to first-hand experiences, many comments about war & its effects have been shared with me.
As a result of this I have much respect for our veterans & our current military. They have done great things and sacrificed on our behalf. However, there is not just earthly war, which we normally speak of. There is another form of war that happens in a place that cannot be seen. It is in the mind.
You see, our two greatest enemies are the devil...and ourselves. From placing seeds of doubt to allowing insecurities to gain control of us, we fight Satan & ourselves more than anyone else.
Think about it, when remembering times you have had a bad day normally negative thoughts were involved. Memories you have of failures typically were fueled by the belief that you wouldn’t succeed. In the end it all comes down to what is allowed into your mind.
As Philippians 4:8 states, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 (NLT) Where your thoughts go your life will follow.
So, next time a thought of defeat or doubt arises tear it down as the frivolous weapon that it is by remembering that as a believer you already have the victory. You just must remind yourself of that.