The Apostle Peter warned: “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith...” (1 Peter 5:8-9). The moment you become a bit fearful, worried, discouraged, or depressed, recognize it as an attack of Satan against your mind. You do not have ten minutes or even ten seconds to harbor these thoughts. The instant you recognize Satan’s attack on your mind, you must act. You must resist the negative thoughts. Rebuke them in the Name of Jesus.
There will be times when Satan’s attack on your mind will be so strong it will be necessary for you to press the battle through a prolonged season of prayer. As you resist Satan steadfastly in the faith, there will be times when you think you have won a final victory over his attacks on your mind. Whatever you do, don’t let your guard down! The moment you relax in your mind, thinking the battle is over, the enemy will return with some other negative mental strategy. You must continue to press the battle in the spirit world until you are walking in victory in your mind all day, every day.
Like a soldier picking up his weapons before going out into battle, you must arm yourself with the “mind of Christ”–His will, His thoughts, His desires, and His purposes. Peter told believers in the early church:
So, since Christ suffered in the flesh (for us, for you), arm yourselves with the same thought and purpose (patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God). For whoever has suffered in the flesh (having the mind of Christ) has done with (intentional) sin – has stopped pleasing himself and the world, and pleases God. So that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living by (his) human appetites and desires, but (he lives) for what God wills. (1 Peter 4:1-2, AMP)
You must take deliberate action to arm yourself with the mind of Christ. This does not happen automatically. You must draw the line and settle it forever in your heart that you will not allow sinful thoughts to have any place in your life.
You must be willing to put to death the lusts of your flesh including your own selfish desires, ambitions, and goals. You must deliberately strip yourself of carnal desires, thoughts, and intentions and put on the mind of Christ with His thoughts, desires, purposes, and intentions. Your will must be completely surrendered to God and your life totally consumed in fulfilling His will. You must die to the flesh and come alive to the thoughts, desires, purposes, and intentions of God.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.