A huge part of overcoming the battle for the mind is being aware and focused on the reality we face each day. We have to stay vigilant without becoming paralyzed by the struggles that confront us. We have to stay alert without losing sight of the joys and the call of God on our life. Reminding ourselves of who God has equipped us to be, victors not victims, we become skilled warriors into whose hands the victory has already been given. The fight is not ours, we simply need to stand firm, equipped in God’s armor. He fights for us and has in fact already won the battle!
Even knowing this, it’s easy to stray from God’s perfect plan, not far, but enough to remind it is a battle to stay focused and remain positive, content and satisfied in God alone. We need to remember to not let circumstances consume us, to keep focus on living fully and well today, without worry for tomorrow. I need to continually ask God to remind me to be intentional and compassionate in what I do, think and say and to not get upset with myself and others over small things, reminding myself of who I am in his sight, his precious and beloved child.
Every day God is faithful to draw me back, to remind me that he is my refuge, my strong tower, my faithful and merciful and powerful God who loves me, pursues me, and desires his best for me. This ‘best’ is my heart’s desire and it is found only in him, through the cleansing and the guarding of my heart and the daily renewal of my mind.
How do you and I become victors in life’s daily battle for the mind? Draw close to God and maintain a thankful heart throughout the day. He inhabits our praise. Trust him and obey his voice. “He will also keep you firm to the end.” 1 Corinthians 8a