can tell this mountain to be cast into the sea and it must
obey you. Many believers are living with mountains in their
life that God wants to tear down. Often we see mountains as
external forces that keep us from meeting our goals;
however, many of the mountains we face our internal. These
are mountains of fear, self-doubt, un-forgiveness,
unbelief, and more. A mountain can be anything that keeps
you from accessing all that God has for you.
When you think about mountains you may look at them as
obstacles that stand in the away of your needs or desires.
You may believe that if only you had more money, a better
job or a spouse (or a new one) that all your worries would
be over. But the most challenging mountains aren't those
that we see through our physical eyes. The most challenging
and debilitating mountains and hills are the ones that we
don't see at all. They are the mountains ranges that we
play over and over in our mind. That stretch of terrain
that tells us like a broken record, what's wrong with us,
what's wrong with them, and what's wrong with our life.
It's that tirade of thinking that keeps us in victim
instead of victor mode.
If you find yourself unsatisfied or complaining about
various aspects of your life, it's time to take inventory
of what you're thinking on a continual basis. Often times,
these thoughts comes so fast and are so intertwined with
each other that they appear to be a great big blur. And
because we've been thinking the same thoughts for so long,
we just think they are a part of who we are. These thoughts
are also emotionally charged. Therefore, if the majority of
your thoughts are self-debating or hopeless, they may cause
you to be depressed. If the majority of your thoughts focus
on all that is wrong with your mate or another person, it's
going to cause you to be critical, judgmental, and possibly
angry towards that person instead of compassionate and
In order to remove the most devastating mountains from your
life, you must overcome them by first, paying close
attention to your thinking and then secondly, casting down
every thought and imagination that exalts itself against
the kingdom of God. That means eliminating every thought
that promotes fear, separation, anger, and strife. The
Bible tells us to cast down every thought and imagination
that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bring
into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
If you really want to remove the mountains in your life, it
begins with seeing and changing how you think.
One of the most effective ways to take authority over your
thoughts and mind is Christian meditation or meditating on
the scriptures. By Christ-centered meditation, I mean
spending time everyday meditating slowly on the scriptures
allowing God's word to penetrate your heart. You can drown
out your negative thinking with the word of God until God's
word is the prevalent voice in your head. By meditating on
the word, you allow it to seep deep down in your spirit,
where it begins to change both your thoughts and your
character into the likeness of Christ. Then when the
mountains arise, you can resist, climb, or cast them into
the sea where they lose their hold and grip over you and
you can walk in victory in Christ.
Jesus said I will keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is
stayed on me. Learn how to eliminate worry, negative
thinking, and stress by meditating on the Lord. Listen to
Christ-centered meditation Cds that teach you how to take
authority over your thoughts and bring them under the
kingdom of God. Visit http://www.thechristianmeditator.com
for Christian meditation resources and tools.
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