"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee."
One of the most promising pieces of information you can install on your mental computer is that you are a victor and not a victim. The Scripture teaches, "If God is for you, who can be against you?" (Romans 8:31)
When negative, discouraging thoughts come, wipe them out immediately. From this day forward make a conscious choice to dwell on what God says to you. For example, when a thought comes to you that speaks about how you are getting sick, possibly from some serious disease, cast it out! Instead say, "Father, I thank you that you are restoring health to me. I thank you that I am going to live a full life and not die. I declare this in the name of Jesus Christ."
Or perhaps a thought comes that you are not going to get that promotion you've been waiting for. Maybe that big business venture is going to fizzle out. Reject that sort of thinking and declare instead, "Father, you said that your good things will withhold me walk uprightly. You said when I listen to your words and accept your blessings, that good things will chase me down and overtake me, so I thank you for all of these good things coming."
Remember, the enemy always fights the hardest when he knows God has something great in store for you. The darkest battle, the darkest storm will always give you the brightest sunrise. Keep believing, keep praying, keep pressing forward. The Scripture says, "Don't get tired of doing what's right, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not." (Galatians 6:9) It may seem so difficult right now, but remind yourself that you have the power of God inside you. You can do what you need to do.
Recall the Old Testament account of how the children of Israel were camped right next door to the Promised Land. They were so excited, they couldn't wait to enter the land flowing with milk and honey. All they had to do was go in and fight for the land. Beyond that, God had promised them the victory, and he had proved his ability to come through for his people. You'd think they would have been filled with faith, primed and ready to drive their enemies out of the Promised Land, but no, they said, "It's impossible. It's never going to happen." Their negative thought patterns kept them from ever going into the Promised Land.
What are you doing? Is there a Promised Land waiting for you to open the door? It's time to reprogram your computer with the most optimal software. The Bible says, "Let the weak say I am strong. Let the sick say I am well." Maybe you need to get a mirror and begin the following meditation daily to update your software.
This Week's Meditation:
I am sustained by the love of God.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day in front of a mirror. Allow your thoughts to come from where ever. Each time, slowly bring your thought process back to, "I am sustained by the love of God." You are affirming that God will take care of everything.