What’s On Your Mind? – by Don Dickerman
I love Don Dickerman. His ministry was vital to my own personal deliverance. I wanted to post it here. You would do well to go to his website and read his resources. Here is the link to his website www.dondickerman.net
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matt. 22:36-39
Thou shalt TRUST the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and all thy MIND…does that bring more meaning? What is on your mind…can you trust it all to Him? Why all the solemn hopeless thinking? Can you think based upon trust? Trust in His Word?
I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can…how do you think? What do you think? Do you think you can? Do you think you can if God’s Word says you can? Do you believe there is a Godly agenda for your life.
Quit talking about losing and how bad things have been and how life has been so unkind to you. He saw you before you were formed in your mothers womb. He knew you from the foundation of the world.
Hope and desire live in you. You are ordained, you are set aside, you are special, you are a child of the King. The reason you didn’t die in that car wreck, the reason you recovered from that gunshot, the reason you didn’t die in surgery…God has an agenda for your life. This ain’t it.
You are chosen, you are one of a kind, don’t insult God by trying to be somebody else. If He wanted them He would have made another one of them, He made you, He called you, you have a job, you have a place to fill, the Body will not be complete until you begin to be what He called you to be. Be you and believe!
Your fingerprints are different from anyone elses…billions and billions of fingers but none like yours! God has His stamp on you. Your voice, your eyes, you are unique and special to God. The hairs of your head are numbered, not counted, numbered!
There is an answer to your problem. It is in the Word. I don’t know why you threw your bible away. Get it back out and get in it. There is an answer to your problem. Those kids, don’t give up on them give them over to God, put them on the altar don’t put them out. There is an answer in the Word. Do you feel multiplied frustrations within you? Buried, hidden, silent, you don’t talk. Jesus.
Jesus. I’m talking about Jesus. Never had a sound system. Never had a mega-church, never had a business card, never hung a flyer in the marketplace yet there was so much power He could wake up with sleep in His eyes and speak peace to the storm. (It’s Him, it’s the Master…be still, be quiet He has spoken). He would not build a building, He would not seek mega-membership, yet He was turning the world up-side down with 12 reject disciples. One a curser, one a doubter, one a betrayer.
He would preach and people would come. He filled the house where ever He went, they would tear up the roof to get where He was preaching. He would touch people and heal people and preach such life changing power that before you know 15,000 people are knocking each other down to get into His Presence. He stopped burials and turned funerals into celebrations. He changed the kind of tears that rolled from a father’s cheeks from great sadness to great joy by taking a little dead girl by the hand. Do you know who you are? Do you know who He is!
Deep questions and issues in your mind, you don’t talk about them but they are there. Disappointed in people and by people, let down, lied to, mislead, used and almost used up by others. You feel you always do the giving and others don’t even say thank you, they come to expect it and wonder why you don’t give more. You are beginning to think that maybe all those things people say about you are true, why didn’t you do it this way, how come you said this instead of that, why don’t you do better than you do. Frustration keeps mounting but you say nothing and do nothing…you just bury it, hide it, cover it…but there is a small voice telling you it’s time to quit.
Your spouse doesn’t understand and you feel at times they don’t even care, seems the time you need them most you get the opposite of what you need. Your friends have all turned back, they have turned aside, they are going different directions. Demons tells you it is your fault. You live in fear everyday. You hear you’re too fat, too short, too tall, too thin, too loud, too quiet, gone too much, home too much…
Hidden frustration, frustration that is yet to come to the surface. Why does a pastor serve faithfully for 35 years and one day resign not only his church, but the ministry and his family? Frustration turned to resignation…What are you thinking? What are you thinking!
Demon you must be crazy! Stop your lies, I choose to believe what God said about me. It is my concrete choice to agree with what God says about me and for me. I will bless the Lord at all times, I will rejoice because this is the day that the Lord has made and I was made for it and it was made for me!
What’s on your mind? What kind of thinking is there that shouldn’t be there? I know this, the way you think will determine how you live, if you think something long enough it becomes “truth” to you. Quit believing lies. Jesus said, “Make sure the light that is in you is not darkness” (Luke 11:35) What a seemingly strange statement. Make sure what you believe and what you think is truth, be certain you have not entertained a lie. Demonic power is granted by the believer when we choose to believe what is not in agreement with God’s Word. On any level, believing a lie empowers demons. What you believe…what you think determine what you are. As a man thinks in his heart…so is he.
Learn to TRUST Him with all of your MIND, heart, soul and strength. Train up you mind in the way it should think and when it is old it will not depart from it. Quit thinking hopelessness and defeat! How we think determine what we decide and what we do.
Capture thoughts. Identify them. Recognize them. Resist them! I call it Keys To Liberated Living. Recognize. Resist and Remain.
One of the greatest truths I have discovered is to agree with what God’s Word says. Don’t doubt it, don’t question it. Believe it, put it in your mind, heart, will, soul, body and strength and TRUST the God of the Word! You can do it! Great Blessings!
Just for Jesus,