As I was praying today I found that there was struggle between my mind and keeping focused on Jesus. I spoke it out a few times, “I command you mind to come into subjection in Jesus’ name” and it would for a few minutes and then…..all over the place again!
AM I ALONE ON THIS?
I DO NOT THINK SO………LOL!!
So what do we do?
We know there is a battle going on between the soul and the spirit, and that the soul is the enemy of God.
Romans 8:7, The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
I kept telling myself….FOCUS, FOCUS, and it would work for another few minutes, but then…….WANDER AGAIN!
THE SOUL DOES NOT WANT US TO FOCUS ON JESUS BECAUSE IT LOSES ITS POWER AND STRENGTH IN OUR LIVES = CONTROL.
I asked the Lord how He wanted me to address this and He said, 1 Cor. 9:27, I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
DISCIPLINE….WHAT A HORRIBLE WORD!
Disciplining your soul (flesh) means you starve its cravings.
* Hungers (desires)
HOW DO I STARVE MY SOUL FROM CONTROL?
* Arrest time daily to pray and read the Word. The Word strengthens you and weakens the flesh. What you starve dies – what you feed GROWS.
* Fast – when your flesh becomes strong, fast FOOD! You will see how strong your flesh (soul) is when you start a day of fasting. You can skip meals every day and it is no big deal until you call it a FAST!
Your soul will scream that you are dying, but really…..IT IS DYING AND LOSING CONTROL!
CHOOSE TO ARREST YOUR SOUL SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON JESUS AND FULFILL HIS DESIRE FOR YOUR LIFE TODAY!
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