Going back to where we started. In school, at home growing up, in college, Sunday School and even in Sunday service you have been taught what to think. But adequate time and energy, devotion and meditation has not been presented to us on 'how to think'. And yet 'how we think' is just as important as what to think.
Listen to the scriptures and let them have the pre-eminence in you mind and in your inner man.
3. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
8. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
We have settled for less because much of the hype and promises made to us by well-meaning family, friends, teachers and pastors turned out to be erroneous.
Your experience doesn't match what you are told should be.
Your faith soon declines. You have heard so many sermons about how bad things are, you have trouble seeing how beautiful things are.
You have been told so long that you are a worm that when confronted with an uplifting and positive Word from God, about who you are in Christ, it seems almost foreign.
you've assigned yourself to mediocrity because you've been running on regular gas for far too long. You weren't designed to run on regular gas. We were designed to run on supernatural gas.
You've trained yourself how to read the Word of God and not be moved.
You've become like the Pharisees; you nurture the dead and kill the prophet.
you've lessened the bar. No longer does it take a 70% to pass. you've lowered the bar to 20% so no ones feelings get hurt.
You are constantly restructuring to cater to men's this and women's that.
You've become a seasoned manipulator.
You've become OK with boxing God in to meet your time constraints.
This world is in its constant state of affairs, worldly, sensual, rebellious, self-promoting, because you think on the things of the world more than the things of God."
Excerpt from God Thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015