Mind Games

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Ephesians 4:23 (NKJV) and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

The mind will think the thoughts of the attitude that fills it. For instance, If the spirit of our mind is anxiety, then our mind will find something to be anxious about. If the spirit of our mind is anger, then our mind will dwell on things that cause us aggravation. We will remember past hurts, offences, and then develop arguments within our thinking to attack the person.

If the spirit of our mind is hatred then we will think of the people we dislike and begin to find the reasons to hate them. If the spirit of our mind is sexually impure then we will think on those things that are lewd and licentious.

If the spirit of our mind is judgmental and accusing then we will both feel judged and accused. We will find things we have done that may even be innocent in themselves, that we will see in an accusatory perspective and inwardly condemn ourselves.

If the spirit of our mind is discouragement then we will find things that discourage us. Our mind acts as a servant to the internal climate we are creating. It will think, argue, justify, and logically prove to itself the attitude we are harbouring.

If the spirit of our mind is humble we will think self effacing thoughts.If the spirit of our mind is proud, we will think arrogant thoughts.

All our thoughts will bring a harvest to our personality and character. In the case of Nebuchadnezzar, when his thoughts became proud and he attributed to himself all his achievement rather than give God the glory, he was struck with insanity. He lost his mind.

Our thoughts open us to a spiritual world, either God or the devil. If we think of the good, then we bring the God of peace to rule in our lives, but when we think on evil we allow the devil access to our mind. Thus we are told to bring down thoughts that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, and to put on the helmet of hope, which is the positive anticipation of good.

The more we think on a particular thing, the fantasised images become an internal reality which tends to make us more accepting of carrying out what we are thinking of. 

The spirit (attitude) of our mind actually begins in our heart. 

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