18 August 2014 by Rev Dr Jai Kumar –
You are what you are because of what you think in your heart (Prov. 23:7).
Change your thinking and you will change your life! As a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Prov.23:7). This is a powerful word of God that can seriously transform lives. Even the corporate world today is using this powerful principle to change mind-sets and increase productivity and prosperity in the market place.
Our mind is impacted and developed by how you have been influenced by the people and the environment you have been exposed to over the years. We develop ideas, values, virtues, attitudes and decisions through the exposure to these influences. Eventually it forms a thought-pattern of thinking in you, and that in turn forms your behavior and character and ultimately your character will lead you to your destiny.
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
You become a conformer when you have no control over your life. People who compromise the standards, values, virtues, morals and principles laid down in God’s word instead of allowing their lifestyle to be aligned to God’s standards fall into this category.
A transformer on the other hand renews his mind with God’s word daily. He allows God to speak into his life about His goodness and mercy and he flows in the purposes and plan of God. Such is a person who can hear from God and who is in absolute confidence of who is driving his life.
But sadly a large number of people who are living in this world are not aware of who is controlling their lives. They go on living as though it’s a norm to live like that limiting their power of thinking.
The question is; have you ever felt that someone is driving your life? Have you ever felt that you are no longer in control and you have lost all balance and direction to your destiny?
Apparently it is appalling to discover that despite all that God has done for us to walk this victorious Christian life, unfortunately most of us are still very ignorant of this inheritance that belongs to us in the Lord. We are deceived to the extent of working out our salvation once again by trying to earn and perform our righteousness before God. Not realizing that no matter how much you try, you can never outweigh what Jesus has already paid for you on the cross.
The problem is we easily buy into what the devil has been selling us and we get mesmerized and imprisoned by him because of our lack of knowledge of God’s promises. We tend to believe what the devil is showing us than what God is showing us in His word. We run after a quick fix which satan is always good at offering us than what God is showing us in His solid word.
You know what? The strategy of the enemy has never changed since the beginning of creation. His scheme is to keep us ignorant of what belongs to us with low self image along with neurotic fear and self-limitation.
WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT IN YOU, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO THINK RIGHT. YOU GOT TO GET INTO HIS WORD. THE WORD OF GOD IS TO BE THE FINAL AUTHORITY!
Otherwise your thinking would be intoxicated by a different set of values that are related to the opinions of this world. You must treat the Bible as a living word and let it shape the way you think. Then you will be able to find out what the Word has to say about the various issues we face in life.
The word of God is the ultimate guide and influences to determine each course of action in each problem we face in life. Not the opinions of the world. There is a way that seems right to a man but the end will result in death. (Prov.14:12)
To ignore the word of God in these critical times, you are going to put yourself in great risk. Because the issues of life are going to increase. Times are going to get very hard and tough in the near future and unless our thinking is lined up in God’s word and foundation, we will not be able to withstand the pressures of life. So to ignore the word of God in this critical hour is to run the risk of facing danger.
The word of God will determine the way you think. The way you think will determine the way you feel. The way you feel will determine the decisions that you make. The decisions you make will determine the actions you take. The actions you take will determine the habits you create. The habits you create will determine your character. And your character will determine your destiny.
When we are faced with certain unexpected events in our lives, the way you think will determine how you are going to handle the different circumstances that are confronting you in your life. Many of us may encounter different events in life. Sometimes painful and sometimes hurtful situations happen to many people.
The way you think will determine how you will respond or react to these situations. So if your thinking is under the wrong influence then you have formed a thought pattern in your mind that will determine how you are going to react in such situations. What happens in your thinking determines your outcome.
YOU THINK WHAT YOU THINK BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE
Your life and future is controlled by what you believe. Nothing is more powerful in your life than things you believe to be true. If you believe a lie it can become as powerful as the truth.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is also the representative of Faith International Bible School for Malaysia & Singapore. He is the founder and senior pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL, a member of ECCM, Spiritual Adviser & overseer of Capstone Ministries/Capstone Community Church -C3 (Bangalore); Co-founder and adviser of Kingdom Christian Fellowship, Subang Jaya, he is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’
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