…in a sense because the enemy will keep coming and will come on even stronger. BUT the more that you fill yourself with the word of God, the harder it will be for the enemy to attack. You won’t be as vulnerable. 

It is of ABSOLUTE importance what you feed your mind because it has the power to impact our actions and set our directions. Our minds are constantly exposed to so much throughout the day - through social media and even the people we interact with daily. “Just scrolling” has no purpose but to see what piques our interest. Problem with that is, whatever we see and read, is what we are unintentionally feeding our mind. Now if your social media feed is full on accounts sharing the word then that might be different. But most of us use social media to keep in touch with family, friends, coworkers, and so forth. Not everyone shares your views and values so you’ll see a lot of different posts of people sharing their opinions or the news (which these days are 90% bad) and if your mind is not adequately prepared for it, you can get offended, it can trigger unwanted feelings, can bring discomfort, and can instill fear just to name a few. 

With so much to do, you can EASILY be consumed with everything possibly not getting completed on time or at all. Being a stay at home mom, running a business with a very active toddler who’s a dinosaur all day long, it can be overwhelming. Without taking the time to prioritize my tasks, anxiety comes knocking. From there, frustration kicks in because nothings getting done and my toddler is a professional Godzilla, so the house gets terrorized. At that point, a call from my husband checking on us and simply asking what we’re having for dinner just sets me off. lol. By the end of the day like that, I’m exhausted. Not because I did anything but because I fed my own mind with negativity to that state of restlessness. 

Anxiety and frustration are not gifts from God. Our thoughts have the power to shape our reality and influence our actions. Our minds are the starting point for everything, and even the smallest thought can have a big impact on our well-being. To align ourselves with God's plan, we must nourish our minds with positivity and the word of God, rather than allowing negative thoughts to control us.

Romans 12:2 says, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” 

To renew our minds, we must nourish them with the good food of the word of God. Just as junk food can leave our bodies feeling unwell, negative thoughts can poison our minds and spirits. By choosing to focus on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable, as Philippians 4:8 instructs, we invite positivity and goodness into our lives.