The mind is our internal computer. It processes and stores all the data that we download. The question is what are we downloading, things of the world or of God? When you first get saved, I believe God does a system clean up and restores you to your factory settings. We run fast in the beginning because we are on fire for God but over time we can get slower and slower due to the information we download, just like a computer.
I believe as Christians, we sometimes allow our minds to become Satan’s playground because we don’t guard our minds in the same way we do our hearts. If you open all the junk mail of the world sent by Satan, you will eventually get a virus that will shut your mind down spiritually. I believe if you are not careful you will have so much of your storage taken up by the world that you leave none for God. I believe this is why God’s word talks about the mind over and over, to warn us. In Ephesians it says to be renewed in the spirit of the mind and in Colossians it says to set our minds on things above and not of the earth. Romans 12:2 says do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind and Philippians 4:7 says and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard you hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
We all know that we need to sensor what we see and what we listen to but those are not the only things Satan will use to attack you. Satan will also attack you with doubt, negativity, and insecurities and all three of these start with one thought or one comment. We then take that thought or comment and we store it instead of deleting it. I personally have issues with all three of these and I have to ask God daily to delete these thoughts from me. Satan will always attack us where we are most vulnerable and this can be different for everyone. When we get saved it doesn’t mean Satan will not attack us, it just means we have a God that will step in and defend us. God says where I am weak he is strong.
God doesn’t work in us by using doubt, negativity or insecurity. Our God wants us to know that we can do all things through him. God is not going to tell you that you are not good enough, or that someone else is better than you. To God, each of us are just as important as another. Even his word says he does not show partiality with man.
So today, when that junk mail or spam starts coming in ask God to delete it. Let’s start using our data storage for the things of God. Let’s start filling it with his word and his promises and let’s be ready for those attacks from Satan.
I want to continue to grow spiritually in God and I don’t want the virus that Satan is trying to give me to prevent that growth. In Christ Jesus we have the best anti-virus program ever. No virus can get past him as long as we let him protect and guard us. Let’s start making God number one in our lives and staying focused on him and his purpose for us. Let’s use our storage for the things of God so that none is left for Satan.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you have a great day in Jesus Christ.
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