With an account at Joyce Meyer Ministries, you can save your "likes" for future reference. What condition is your mind in? Have you noticed it changes? For example, in one situation you may be calm, peaceful and certain of yourself, but in another you're anxious, worried and insecure. Other times I couldn't arrive at a decision because of doubt, fear and uncertainty. I believed in God—and had for many years—but I had no teaching at all about the proper condition of a believer's mind. But when I began to study the Bible and became more serious about my relationship with the Lord, I learned that many of my problems were rooted in wrong thinking patterns. Romans says, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. These verses teach us that we understand what the will of God is as we choose to think the way He thinks, and this mindset gives us peace in our decision making.
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One should never underestimate what can happen when we make up our mind to do something. A mind made up, is a powerful thing. On the flip side, I can think of times when I had a made-up my mind and it made all the difference. Let me tell you about Erik. The reality is, lots of people have climbed Mt. Everest since Sir Edmund Hillary first did in The difference this time, was that no blind person had ever climbed Mt. Until Erik Weihenmayer. What made the difference and this climb possible? The power of a made-up mind.
This may surprise or even shock you, but you have the God-given power to make up and create in your mind whatever good you desire. And, if you are not getting what you want out of life it may be because you have not yet made it up in your heart and in your mind! The word "heart" as used in the Bible -- "My heart is fixed" - indicates the deeper mind, the subconscious level of mind where thoughts, moods, attitudes and ideas settle down and determine your destiny. Thus when the scripture states, " Now, here is a statement that I want you to repeat after me, please, and I want you to say it with your hands, and with your voice. I want you to touch yourself when you say it. That alerts your subconscious mind that there is some good stuff coming that you want it to catch. Affirm out loud: "I have the God-given power to make-up, to create in my mind whatever good I desire.
One of the most empowering moments of your life will be when you firmly make up your mind and decide to do something. When you make a firm decision and affirm that you are NOT going back on your word. Then they TOO will have to change their behavior as a result.