Living life is like walking through battle zones. There are a number of items that await to trip us up…worst yet—-try to destroy us. Some explosives you can avoid; some you have to stop and disarm.
It has been said that life’s battles begin in the “mind.” Our mind is a controlling “brain-center” in a war that encapsulates truth or encapsulates lies—-and often much of both. It is an eight-inch lobe of storage for our body to receive commands and thoughts. Our brain. Everything that your body does first originate in your mind. How does the mind relate to the brain? Are they are same? What’s going in for the programming? What’s coming out for production?
There are some common explosives awaiting our stride in this mind battlefield: LOOT, LUST, and LOVE. “Loot” drives all to mercy when the price becomes right. “Lust” is powerful because a person may “lone” it by themselves. In other words, we can’t disarm the explosive of lust alone. We need help and accountability of the church. The “love” of these two will drive us to sin, depression, and despondency.
We need a map. A map to detect the location of the explosives, and the weapons to disarm them.
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. [2Co 10:3-4 ESV]
Let’s get serious. Jesus is coming Soon….let’s live in advance. Through the Spirit of God, time to disarm those things that overpower us.