Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
What consumes my mind controls my life! Thoughts are powerful and possess a gravitational pull towards wherever it is pointing. Therefore, I am pulled in the direction by what I am thinking about. I am not speaking of a fleeting or passing-through thought, but one I ponder and meditate on.
The enemy of our soul knows this all to well. If the devil can get a thought in your head that you agree with, he knows your life will go in that direction all by itself.
If you can drive the enemy out of your head you can drive him out of your life, home, marriage, business, relationships, kids…
Visualize this illustration. Hold a dime between your fingers and hold it out at arms length. You will be able to see everything including the dime within your sight of vision. Notice, a dime is small in comparison to everything around it. However, the closer it gets to my eye the more it consumes. Its size has not changed, value has not changed, its purpose has not changed, but it eventually becomes the only thing I see.
This is what happens to insignificant things in our lives if we pay undue attention to them. We fertilize their importance and create opportunities for them when otherwise it would have remained impotent in mastering the direction of our destiny.
Anything in our lives is either getting larger or smaller by the amount of attention we give to it.
A lion in a circus can devour the trainer and everything else in sight but doesn’t. Why? He sits on a 3 legged stool that can’t hold him unless he balances himself on it.
The trainer gets him so focused on himself that he doesn’t bother doing what he can do, and never be under the control of another person.
Unfortunately, the enemy gets us to focus on ourselves that instead of being an overcomer we are overcome instead. Let’s redirect our focus today away from ourselves and on Jesus Christ and His mission and become the demonstration of his Kingdom he destined you and me to be.
1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the LORD, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.