When I originally sat to write this, I was baffled as to how I was going to explain this because we hear this phrase so much that explaining it in a different way seemed kind of… Blah (for lack of a better word lol)
When we typically hear mind over matter its thought about as the use of willpower to overcome physical problems. We hear countless testimonies from athletes who talk about willing themselves to continue, even when they were ready to give up. Or some people use it in reference to abstaining from something, believing that it will allow them to better reach an achieved goal if they put their mind “into it”.
When I say mind over matter I’m speaking to the limited capabilities of myself, my thinking, and what I can do without God.
When we tell ourselves what we can and can’t do, we place limitations on our abilities and speaking those words out loud only helps in solidifying negative thoughts, breathing life into them.
Or, what happens when we are struggling internally, attempting to eliminate negative thoughts? Is it then just mind against mind or am I still mentally willing that I can fight against the thoughts?
When we talk about our mind and changing the way we think, we have to also change what we see, and change what we speak. Is that done by willing? And if yes, is that done by your will or God’s will?
If God is continually changing the way I think in my mind does it even matter where my thought process began? We have to keep our thoughts focused on what matters, and solidifying what we believe and the types of thoughts we plan to keep will help us to be better grounded.
We must remember that we control our actions, and those actions are given instructions by what we say in our mind. So in the scheme of things, our mind-set will always be more important.
It’s not about our ability to think about what can be done, but for us to think about things that have yet to be done with utter confidence that if it is God’s will, that it can and will be done… and that is what truly matters. Anyway fam, thank you for reading! I pray you have a wonderful weekend, I love you all, and I leave you with this…
Romans 12:2 (NLT)
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)
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