Think as God Thinks

By Joyce Meyer

Proverbs 23:7 teaches us that we become what we think, and I have certainly learned this truth over the years.  Indeed, “where the mind goes, the man follows”.  One of the first principles believers must learn if we intend to walk in real victory is that our minds must be renewed according to the Word of God.  We must learn to think like God!

Sadly, we believe many things that simply are not true.  For example, some people believe they have no worth and value because people have said they do not or have treated them in a way that made them feel worthless and devalued.  However, the Bible makes clear that we are so valuable to God that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die and suffer in our place in order that we might be redeemed from our sins and have an intimate relationship with Him.

As we learn to think as God thinks, we exchange depression and hopelessness for joyful expectation.  We believe God has a wonderful future planned for us, no matter what our past has been like.  We believe God wants to bless us.

When we have negative thoughts, we end up with negative results.  But positive thoughts open the door for God to work in our lives.  If we think we are unable to do certain things, we will  be rendered unable – even though God’s Word says that we can do anything God asks us to do because of His ability in us (see Philippians 4:13).  Our thoughts are that powerful.

We must all change our way of thinking before our lives will change.  Romans 12:2 says we are not to conform to the world and its ways, but we are to completely renew our minds and attitudes so we can prove for ourselves the good and perfect will of God.  In other words, God has good plans for us, but we will not experience them if we cling to old ways of thinking.

We must cast down wrong thinking and replace it with thinking that God approves of.  The mind is the battlefield on which our war with Satan is won or lost.  Satan is a liar and a deceiver.  His lies become our reality only when we believe them.  Stop allowing your mind to be a garbage dump for Satan’s trash and instead, make it available for God’s ideas.  Then you will enjoy a life worth living and have the testimony of bearing good fruit for God’s glory.

“Scripture quotations taken from The AMPLIFIED Bible, copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987, 2015 by The Lockman Foundation.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.” 

Additional text copyright 2006 by Joyce Meyer (page 999).