For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.Yesterday I became aware of a pattern of thinking that often led my mind to discouragement, depression and death. It was subtle, but deadly in that I was believing a lie. In so many ways this lie was very deadly. The most dangerous of course was that I didn't even recognize it as a lie. It seemed like truth in my mind (twisted as it is).
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God ; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
If someone asked you the question? "Who is the real YOU?" How would you describe yourself? Would your mind say the same thing as your mouth?
I realized yesterday that while I know what God says about me being a new creation in Christ and the old things have passed away, and all things have become new (2 Cor 5:17) I didn't always "think" that way in my mind, therefore my actions didn't always live out this truth.
Hidden deep in my mind was the lie that my old nature still defined who I was. If someone said to me "Sharon you need to let the women know the "real" you my mind would alway go to the past and what I've done, who I was before Christ etc...but that IS NOT who I am IN Christ!
So my journey today begins with,training my mind to think upon the truth of who I am TODAY! So who am I? If IN Christ who are YOU?
Beloved in God -kept for Christ (Jude1:1)
I am His Child (Rom 8:15, Gal 4:6)
I am declared right with God (Rom 5:9)
God loves me (Is 43:4; 1 John 4:10)
God Chose me and I am holy and blameless(Eph 1:4)
I am an ambassador of Christ (2 Cor 5:20)
I have been sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4:30)
I have the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16)
Father thank you for exposing the lie in my mind that kept me from seeing who I truly am in You. Forgive me for the attitudes and actions that have been dishonoring to You and Your name because of my belief of those lies. Father I pray that You will help me to focus on what is true, what You say is true about me and who I am as Your child. Thank Father.