“For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he…”
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
A mind is not what you have, it’s what you take on. How you think, how you do things, and your preferences in life all depend on how you see things, the spectacle through which you see life. The mind that you have now was not what you came into the world with; you have taken on a mindedness based on the different inputs of people to whom you have opened up, or have been taught by. In essence, the mind is what you have taken on from learning or experience. This is why you have to be careful who you are fellowshipping with. You must be careful you are taking in the right inputs necessary to shape your mind correctly. You cannot afford to take on a wrong mindset, for to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. What experience or consciousness are you taking on? What informs your consciousness? Who is shaping your mind? Take responsibility for the shaping of your consciousness. Don’t let life happen to you; make life happen! Let your presence of mind be God’s Word.
Whether you will trust God or not is all dependent on how you use your mind. You cannot trust God without engaging your mind. Isaiah 26:3 says “Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee”. How did he trust in God? He stayed his mind on Him. You cannot trust in the Lord without staying your mind on Him. To trust in the Lord indeed, you have to refuse to think on other things apart from what God has said in the Word. You cannot trust in God and be in worry about anything. You have to see that God is on your side and that He is working something in your favour. You have what it takes to change your world, if only you will stay your mind on Him. Let your attention be stayed on the Word. God keeps in perfect peace those who stay their mind on Him. Lest you forget, understand that your mindset is your choice, and not somebody else’s. It’s all your choice or decision what you meditate upon. You cannot afford to not meditate upon the Word. That will be too costly. You make up your mind in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ that you will meditate on the Word. You owe it to yourself and to your generation not to meditate on junks. Your generation is waiting to see and receive God’s blessings of grace and glory which are hidden in you.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In Jesus’ Name, I choose to set my mind on God and on His Word. I set my mind on God’s Word daily. I think of myself with respect to God’s Word, therefore, I become all God has designed for me to be.