THE MIND- A TOOL FOR EXCELLENCE

KEY SCRIPTURE:1Pet 5:2 KJV “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;”

We started our discussion on the mind, on the note that, it is a tool for greatness, or could be an instrument for failure. The scripture said a man is what he thinks about. Prov 23:7. The mind is like the steering wheel of the body. Where the mind goes,  the whole body will go there. The success of every successful man started in the mind. He had a mental picture of what he wanted to be and then strove to get there. God asked Abraham to look at the stars and the sand at the seashore. He said to him so shall your descendants be. He had a picture of that glorious future., and so could believe God for it.

Be very careful what influences you. Jesus said, take heed what you hear Mark 4:24. Feed your mind with positive information, and pattern your life after the truth you have stored there. It is said that attitude is everything. Attitude is the mental concept you hold about various issues and your corresponding response to those things. Apostle Paul said I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philip 4:13. This was his mental concept, and so He was not going to settle for failure. He goes into every endeavour as a winner.

It was said of Daniel that he had an excellent spirit. Dan 6:3. This simply meant he had cultivated an attitude of doing everything rightly or excellently. He attached a sense of perfection to whatever task was given to him He might have thought that whatever he did was to glorify God, and so, as a representative of God; he must produce his best. A person with this attitude can only be successful. He decided to use his mind positively to achieve success.

 Many people talk about finding difficulty in doing certain things. The truth is that such people have not made up their minds to do that thing. Remember, a decided mind cannot be tempted. The person falls into temptation because he did not decide to stay victorious. Remember that, in life, it is the mind that ‘sees’, ‘ acts ‘, or even ‘hears’, not the eyes, hands, or ears. The eye sees what the mind is occupied with. Stop complaining about difficulties, and decide you would be the best.

CONFESSION

 I only achieve after the mental picture I have about myself. As a child of God, I have the power of the Holy Ghost in me. I can therefore do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

FURTHER STUDIES

Pro 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.”

Jas 1:8 KJV” A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

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