KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 23:7 KJV” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.”
To think in any particular way is the choice of a man. No one compels anyone to think in a particular way, yet most people’s lives have been affected negatively by the way they think. It is a fact of life that great and positive thinkers make great impact in life. Unfortunately, they are very few who think in a positive way. Why do most people think poorly? All thinking patterns proceed from the kind of knowledge stored up in the head as well as one ‘s willingness to commit himself or herself to going in the right direction
AS Christians we have the word of God to control our taught pattern
Rom 12:2 KJV “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Some Christians think like the world thinks. The world is under the sway of sin and death (Romans 8:2) The world thinks fear, selfishness, just, failure, death, strive, hatred, sensual pleasure and many more. Anyone who thinks this way is an instrument of the devil and is a total failure. You need to feed your heart and mind with the gospel of our Lord Jesus. The gospel transforms us into the very nature and stature of Jesus Christ. Death disease, failure, hatred, sin, poverty, no longer has power over us. Think as a Victor and that all things are possible with you. No devil can kill you, if you don’t allow it. (Heb 2:14)
The problem of some Christians is that, they have approached the Bible with a religious mind. Religion does not count on the finished work of our Lord Jesus as theirs by faith, but looks for what they can do, to be acceptable before God. In this way the religious minded individual always feels inadequate before the father. (Note: no one in his effort to be justified before God, would ever feel qualified by his or her efforts) The religious minded man, thinks more of defeat. This makes him weak. Jesus is our completeness and we are complete in Him. (2nd Corinth 3:5&6, Col2:10) He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him (1st Corinth 6:17) Think that way. See all devils, including Satan under your feet (Ephesians 2:6). Never give yourself to chance, by saying anything can happen to you, no. Rather say I know all things are working together for my good. I am not a product of chance, but a product of divine calculation for my lifting (Romans 8:28). Think this way brother.
I am one with my Lord Jesus and have passed from death to life, life reigns in me, disease, poverty and sin have lost their hold over me. I am justified by faith and the blood of the lamp. I am a success through my birth into Christ.
Philippians 4:8 KJV “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things’.
2 Corinthians 3:5 KJV “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”