You Are Not Your Thoughts
The word “mind” is used 95 times in 92 verses in the King James Bible. The Webster’s definition is the recollection which an individual feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and reasons. Why is it that a negative experience or thought can trigger us more than the positive? Can you think back and identify with one? It is statistically proven we have as many as 25,000-50,000 thoughts a day, 80% of those being negative.
So what does your life reflect? A life of depression, anxiety, stress, self-worthlessness, worry, and fear? Or a life of comfort, joy, peace, and love?
You are not your thoughts. In Mark 15:22, Jesus carries the cross up to Golgotha, which is known as “the place of the skull” and was placed on top of a skull. His blood first covered our mind, breaking the back of the enemy. As stated in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Those old thoughts that have plagued you are no longer who you are. You have the mind of Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” We are to bring every thought captive; those thoughts that are good, bad, and ugly. How do we do this? Romans 12:2 has our answer: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
You are not abandoned; you are adopted. You are not hurting; you are healed. You are not forgotten; you are forgiven. You are not a whore; you are whole.