Slaughter untrue thoughts with truth

Many of us face battles. More often than we’d like.

And many of those battles begin in the mind.

But you can respond swiftly and firmly by slaughtering untrue thoughts with truth as soon as they enter your brain. That truth is, in the words of Paul in Romans 8:37, that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

For example, here’s an untrue thought that can go on the offensive. “The difficulty you’re going through is because God doesn’t care!”

Maybe it’s something someone said to you, or that you’ve said to yourself. Or maybe it’s from the Evil One himself. After all, in John 8:44 Jesus calls him the “father of lies.”

Based on Romans 8:37, here’s an immediate response: “No, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.”

Here are a few more examples.

Untrue thought: “You’re not good enough, or smart enough, or pretty enough, or handsome enough, or strong enough, or popular enough!”

Response: “No, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.”

Untrue thought: “You’re such a loser. Nothing is ever going to get better!”

Response: “No, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.”

Don’t confuse this with “the power of positive thinking.” That has nothing to do with it—although, to be sure, what I’m suggesting is definitely positive. What I’m talking about here is standing firm on biblical truth.

Many of the battles we face begin with the battle of the mind. Don’t relinquish a single, solitary inch.

Slaughter untrue thoughts with truth.

By Matthew Ruttan

–Click here for a short piece I did on what a Study Bible is and five suggestions.
–I’m away this coming week so “Up!” will go on pause after Friday, resuming on Monday, February 3, 2020.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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