by Mark Baker

As He Thinks So He Is
Mark Baker
Proverbs 23:7

Throughout the Bible you will see that the thought life is the beginning of victory or the beginning of defeat. Victories are won and lost here. The battle whether won or lost hinges greatly on what we process in our mind. Much is said in God's Word about our thoughts and what we are supposed to do with them. Let's look at some examples.

Proverbs 23:7 for as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Eat and drink! he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

If you are always walking in a defeated attitude you will never be victorious. You will not even fight because you see yourself as having already lost the battle, but it doesn't have to be this way. God has a better way for His children. As a matter of fact He has already set the example for us in His thoughts toward us.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

If God will not think bad or evil thoughts toward us, who are we think bad or negative thoughts toward ourselves? That's a question I think needs to be asked and we should each answer. The truth is we shouldn't think bad thoughts towards ourselves. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. This is talking about mankind as a whole. As you think in your heart so you are. That's an incredible thing to consider isn't it? What are your thoughts? Have you ever stopped to take stock of what you are allowing yourself to think? What are you thinking? Many would say I can't help what I think. God's Word says yes you can therefore you can, but there are some steps we all must take.

You can think of your body as a car and your mind as the steering wheel. The steering wheel controls the direction of the car. If you turn it to the right it will go right and if you turn it left it goes left. That is such an obvious statement that it sounds silly, however the same principle applies to our Christian life. ...

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