The mind is a powerful tool in a human being and what we are is based on what you think. The things that hinder us in life are our thoughts because we always think that we are not capable. Growing up and being raised by a single mother was tough. I had no clue how life would turn out to be. I was surrounded by too much negativity, fear and failure became part of me and l was not sure if l would ever make it in life. Deep down l had a desire to change.
At the age of 22 l received God as my personal saviour but l had no idea what l was getting myself into. I had no one to take me through and explain what salvation was all about. Receiving Jesus Christ as a personal saviour does not mean that all your problems will just vanish but it is a step towards change.
I began to read and meditate on the word of God. “Then God said let’s make man in our own image, after our own likeness, And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female and gave them dominion over every living thing on this earth.” Genesis 1v 26-28.
As l read this verse over and over again l began to have an understanding of who l was and what l was capable of. Meditating on the word of God became a habit and His word was reality in my life. My attitude towards life changed because subconsciously l began to do and ponder on the word of God day and night.
Joshua 1 v 8 says that, “This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth but meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it, for then you will make your way prosperous and you will have good success.” The word of God is alive and has power to transform our thoughts. What we read and hear is very important because those things became part of us at the end of the day.
The battle of the mind needs one to continually read the word of God so that we are not overcome by worry, fear or anxiety. As Dr Caroline Leaf says “when you think, you build thoughts and these become physical substances in your brain”. Proverbs 23 v 7 says “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.’’ Overcoming the battles in our minds is not easy and there are so many things that we go through yet we have no idea on how to deal with them.
Jacqueline Bandasi is a young woman who is passionate about the Word of God and she believes that the answer to our problems is God, through reading His word. Her desire is to reach out to those who have lost hope by sharing the Word of God through personal interaction and various media platforms. For more information you can email her: email@example.com