UNCF’s motto is, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”. I truly believe, your mind is a very powerful tool and if not used correctly, a mind can get you into trouble. What do I mean by this? Well, the word says, “as a man thinketh, so is he”. Our thoughts are where our future actions are born. They determine what we believe, what we say and what we do….good and bad. The only way to have most of our thoughts, words and actions be good rather than bad depends on how strong our relationship is with the one who we so often thank for, “keeping us in our right frame of mind”.
God’s voice through the Holy Spirit, is the voice of faith, vision, purpose, love and protection. From that voice, we can think in faith, have a vision, live on purpose, act in love and feel protected.
However, there is another voice that resides in our mind. It seeks to dominate that space to control our thoughts, words and actions. It can be just as strong as God’s voice, IF we allow it. Now, when we allow it, because we do from time to time…when we allow that voice to speak it injects doubt, fear, insecurities, anxiety, helplessness, and defeat. We in turn are not confident, we fear all things, we feel inadequate, we are anxious, we feel vulnerable and we give up.
But, my friends, as I too continue to struggle with these two voices, we must remind ourselves that we are able to determine what voice speaks the loudest and what voice should be placed on mute. Turn the volume up on God’s voice reminding you that you are more than a conqueror. Turn the volume up on God’s voice reminding you that with Him ALL things are possible. Turn the volume up on God’s voice reminding you that you are the head and not the tail. Turn the volume up on God’s voice reminding you that even in your darkest hour, you are never alone. Turn the volume up on God’s voice reminding you that you are protected and loved, even if your mother and father foresake you.
Don’t let the other voice make you feel that you are not great, beautiful and wonderfully made. Instead of giving it front row seats in your mind, give it the back door and than LOCK IT SHUT! The voice we should give VIP access to in our minds is that of faith, love, power, peace and the one that gives us a sound mind.
As Joyce Meyer would say, “Change your stinkin’ thinkin’” and allow it to blossom into a sweet aroma that is pleasing to God’s nostrils.
Walk in faith; live in love.