Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 21, 2012

God, Control My Mind

Romans 8:6 “The mind of sinful man[a] is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;”

Footnotes:
Romans 8:6 Or mind set on the flesh

The last bastion of rebellion is our mind. The last bastion of rebellion is allowing someone to control our mind. This is not an area that is given up easily in the world we live in. We have been conditioned that any type of mind control is evil. We are taught to think for ourselves, form our own opinions, be our own person, depend on no one but ourselves…the list goes on and on. The idea that God created us to be “dependent” goes against what we have been taught in the world.

This is truly transformation thinking for all Christians. My default thinking is still sometimes…”What do I want to do?” “How do I want to feel?” “Where do I want to go?” When it should be, “God, what do I do?” “God, how do you want me to feel?” “God, where do you want me to go?” This is mind control at its best…filtering our decisions through the “controlling” Spirit inside of us.

There is a poem or quote that has been making its way around Christian circles on face book. I saw it a month ago or more and it bothered me a bit and I was inspired to make a different version. I know some of you have already seen my version this week, I posted it again, after I saw the original posted on a Christian women’s face book page. It is called appropriately enough…I think anyway, “I Choose”.

I Choose…

I choose to live my life as a child of God
Not take a chance that He might exist.
I choose to make Godly changes
Not make excuses or justifications for my behavior.
I choose to be motivated by His word
Not to manipulate His word.
I choose to allow Him to use me as a vessel
Not to use others to push my agenda.
I choose to believe in how He sees me
Not in how I see myself.
I choose to live self-less
Not to live selfish.
I choose to listen to the Spirit of God within me
And to realize that sometimes He will use others to bring me truth.

I choose

This is my truth and maybe it is yours too. I don’t know because I cannot think for you, only God should be allowed to take that position in your life.

Dear Lord, My life is not my own it is yours.  You made me and You hold the blueprints for the plan You made for me.  Guide me in all areas…CONTROL MY MIND.  I want to live a life totally dependent on how You want me to think, on the actions You want me to make and totally dedicated to how You want me to feel.  Transform me, I am a new person through You.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on heisourstrongtower and commented:

    This was written last year and it still applies today, in my life. I believe God wants me to reaffirm the words that He gave me to share in the “I Choose…” poem. I am making a vow to God with these words today…I am pledging to choose Him; first, foremost and always!


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