24 June 2022
We must put some effort into our walk following Jesus in order to experience the best He has to offer us. The Bible tells us to fight the good fight of faith. The biggest area where that fight must take place is in our own minds. If we just coast, without making a concentrated effort, our thoughts and emotions will constantly pull us away from God and away from the full abundant life that Jesus makes available to every one of us. We take hold of that eternal, abundant life by training our minds to think the positive God-thoughts that we now have access to because we have the mind of Christ. That is how we stop thinking all the negative junk the enemy throws at us to distract us. It's a process of renewing your mind to the ways of God through studying the Bible. Listening to good Bible teaching is helps too. God's ways are higher than your ways. Learn His ways. Fight to understand them. Then take hold of those ways of God and make them become your own ways too. Renew your mind. Change the way you think. As you do, you will be amazed at how things begin to change for the better in your life.
Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses. — 1 Timothy 6:12 (WEB)