Did you realize the way to be an over comer, the over comer we are called to be, is to think the Word of God? Yes it’s true if you take control of your thoughts and think God’s way you can over come anything. Tested, tried, and true in my own life, whenever I think the way God thinks I overcome in my circumstances.
On another note; because I have compassion for anyone who tells me they are depressed-- I want to help you if that is you. I know why you’re depressed, the answer is simple when you look to the Word of God because looking at the Word brings us clarity and give us perspective.
When we don’t take our requests to God and then think on His way, we will become depressed.
Philippians 4:6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
We are to fix our minds on what is true, think good things that are from God. If you have read your Bible you will agree it is good news. But you have to do your part, you have to follow the instructions in your Bible to have the good God wants to give you.
That means if you want to live happy you have to think on these things. You have to initiate pleasant thoughts. Think on whatever is just, pure, lovely, kind, winsome, and gracious. That eliminates the bad thoughts for sure which is the cure, God‘s cure. Stop listening to the enemy threaten you. He has no power over you, unless you give him your thoughts.
Thinking God’s way will make you happy! But you have to get the book out and see how to think and then purposefully think it! You have to get the book out and learn Satan’s tactics and then resist him. You have to ask God to help you and He will, but that means you have to go to Him, He has to be your Source.
Taking captive our thoughts is the God’s answer to all things that come against us. When we think good God thoughts we are actually living in agreement with God and when we live in agreement with God the enemy can’t touch us. When we submit to God and resist the enemy he has to flee! (James 4:17)
Corinthians reiterates the same thing. We have to control our thoughts so we can be in agreement with God, so that we can live as His, overcoming everything the enemy tries us with.
2 Corinthians 10:5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
When we refute reasoning’s and theories against the Word but think the Word the Word without compromise, we will be eliminating depression who is Satan - from our lives.
When we change how we think we are not only in agreement with God, but we prove by our lives God’s will for us is good and perfect.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
The bottom line; line your thinking up with God’s, think His way. Not only will you be happy, you will have taken authority over the enemy and you will have stopped him from controlling you.
For those of you who think it’s God’s will for you to be depressed and controlled by the enemy, and that God wants you to go through depression for some strange reason, here is proof that, that theory is a lie from the enemy, one that the enemy wants to control you with.
Acts 10:38 How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.
Notice—in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.
How did Jesus do that? Didn’t He go around teaching and modeling how to live in the Kingdom of God? Didn’t he send out the Christians and give them power and authority over the enemy? Yes He did and that same power is available for us today. But the enemy doesn’t want you to know that because then he is no longer controlling your life.
And think with me if he is controlling you, then God isn’t. And think with me if God isn’t in control of your life now, how will you have eternal life with Him when you leave here? If Satan is your god now, he will be then.