Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
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Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.
She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.
the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief.... Matthew 17:14-20 KJV Remember that unbelief leads to disobedience. Perhaps Jesus had taught His disciples certain things to do in these cases, and their unbelief caused them to disobey Him; therefore, they were unsuccessful. In any case, the point is that unbelief, like doubt, will keep us from doing what God has called and anointed us to accomplish in life. It will also
"doing my own thing" and expecting the Lord to bless it. Dave did not do much of anything except wait on God, which severely irritated me. We laugh now when we think of how we both used to be, but it was not funny then and had God not gotten our attention, we might have been one of those divorce statistics. Dave would tell me that I was always out ahead of God, and I would respond by saying that he was ten miles behind God. I was too aggressive, and Dave was too passive. When a believer is
from verse 22 (acting improperly) to verse 24 (acting properly): And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]. It is impossible to get from wrong behavior to right behavior without first changing thoughts. A passive person may want to do the right thing, but he never will do so unless he purposely activates his mind and lines it 129 BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND up with God's Word and will. An example that comes to mind involves a man who once
opportunity to think negative thoughts, but they will only press us down further. Being negative won't solve our problems; it will only add to them. OVERCOME DEPRESSION Psalm 143:3-10 gives a description of depression and how to overcome it. Let's look at this passage in detail to see the steps we can take to overcome this attack of the enemy: 1. Identify the nature and cause of the problem. For the enemy has pursued and persecuted my soul, he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made
it for me; I don't want to take the responsibility. 164 18 Please make everything easy; I cant take it if things are too hard! 172 19 I can't help it; I'm just addicted to grumbling, faultfinding and complaining. 179 20 Don't make me wait for anything; I deserve everything immediately. 188 21 My behavior may be wrong, but it's not my fault. 196 22 My life is so miserable; I feel sorry for myself because my life is so wretched! 205 23 I don't deserve God's blessings because I am not