Joyce Meyer - What Do You Think?
Well, turn to the person next to you and say, "What do you think?" Well, you know, the truth is, is most of us would not want somebody to know what we're thinking, would we? Wouldn't it be scary to think about your mind actually being a movie screen? Ooh, that would not be so good. But you know, what we think is extremely important. Especially what we think consistently.
Now, I'm not saying that every little thought that floats through your mind becomes a reality in your life but certainly things that we think consistently the Bible actually says in Proverbs 23:7, "As he thinks in his heart, so is he". Or as he thinks in his heart so does he become. So I like to put it a different way, "Where the mind goes, the man follows."
We all know that if you think about something long enough, like your favorite dessert, you're probably gonna go get it. Even if you have to get in your car and make a trip. It's amazing if we think about something long enough how it affects all of our emotions and all of our desires or if you think about what somebody did to you that hurt you for a long period of time, pretty soon you're gonna be upset, you're gonna feel knots in your stomach, you're gonna get tense in your neck. And so our thoughts affect us.
I actually could call this, "Christianity 101," because our thoughts are really the foundation for so many things in our life. And certainly, they are the foundation for any kind of victory that we ever hope now, some of you came here this weekend looking for victory. You came looking for a breakthrough. You came looking to not just hear about the promises of God but you actually want to walk and live in those promises. And I can tell you that unless our thinking changes, nothing else in our life ever changes. Can anybody say, "Amen" to that?
Do you agree that we probably have more trouble with our mind than anything else? Okay, but you can learn to do your own thinking. It is a process. Takes determination. It takes study.
But we can learn to do our own thinking and we can actually come to the point where we pretty quickly recognize with the help of the Holy Spirit when we have stinking thinking and when we're actually thinking according to the will of God. We will become what we consistently think.