Thinking About What You’re Thinking

There is a battle in your mind for your mind!  Look closely at these statistics.   The average person has approximately 60,000 thoughts a day.  Yes you read that right but let me write it different so you don’t miss it.  The average person, that’s you and me, has approximately sixty thousand thoughts a day! 

If you had only one thought a day it would take over 164 years for you to have 60,000 thoughts.  Yet we have approximately that many thoughts in one day!  Let me say it again, there is a battle in your mind for your mind! 

Now think about this.  Of the thousands of thoughts we have, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive.  Wow!  I  think I’ve said it before but please let me say it again.  There’s a battle in your mind for your mind! 

Here’s the truth.  Your life will move in the direction of your most dominate thoughts.  What you think affects how you feel and is directly connected to your emotions.  

How you think will have a huge impact on the relationships around you and determine the health of those relationships. 

You may already know this but our arch enemy, Satan, is a master at mind games!

But let me also remind you that when Jesus is your Master, you can master your mind!

When Jesus has transformed you through his saving power and you are living a life that is controlled by the Holy Spirit, 80% of your thoughts are not negative!  They are thoughts of life and peace!  

You do not have to be controlled by a negative thought life!  But let me add that it takes effort on our part to have a positive mind-set, a mind that is set on the things of the Spirit. 

God allows us to choose our thoughts!   Read that again! 

Although, He will help us change our thoughts and therefore change our life if we allow him. 

“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].”     Romans 12:2 AMP

If I take a quick inventory of my thoughts and I realize the majority of my thoughts are negative then I really have to think about what I’ve been thinking about. 

What has been the focus of my mind?  Many times what has been the focus of my mind is determined by what I’ve been putting in my mind. 

 Romans 12:2 tells us that God has a will for us!  That tells me that God is thinking about me and in God like fashion the Bible tells us “even before I was born, God planned in advance my destiny and the good works I would do to fulfill it!” 

God was thinking about you before you were even born!  I know, it blows my mind too!  And God is still thinking about you today!  You just have to believe it! 

Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider

that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.”- Psalms 139:17-18

So if God is thinking about me and I’m thinking about him, instant connection! 

If I don’t sense an instant connection with God when I’m thinking and meditating on him, could it be that my thoughts about God are wrong. 

Don’t miss this!  Let me say it again.  Don’t miss this!  If my thoughts about God are wrong,  then what I think He thinks about me will be wrong as well! 

Can you see the power of your thoughts? 

Read Psalms 139:17-18 again.  Think about what God is thinking about you.  And He knows you better than you know yourself! 

Friend when you think about you the way God thinks about you, it’s a game changer!  It’s a transformed life because you’ve experienced transformed thinking! 

Just think about it! 

One more verse from the Bible.   Well two more. 

So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles,  fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!”  – Romans 38-39

Encouraging the world and thinking about how much God loves and desires you! 

Pastor Ken