Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Your mind is engaged in a fierce struggle for dominance. There, the forces of heaven and earth collide, and you feel their pull on your thoughts. God gave us the ability to taste a little of heaven, but in order to do so, we must turn off the world and concentrate on being in His presence.
Our thoughts are pulled downward by the outside world. We constantly see desire, greed and cynicism in the media. We need to ask for safety and wisdom in prayer. As we travel through the wasteland of the world, we must remain in constant contact with Jesus.
Refuse to worry, because this form of worldliness will weigh you down and block awareness of His presence. We must remain on guard, stay alert and recognize the battle being waged against our mind as we look forward to an eternity free of strife-free living reserved for us in heaven.
Paul tells us in Romans 8:6 that the mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. 1 John 2:15,17 tells us to not love the world or anything in the world because the world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
How are you doing in your battle? Who is winning … the way of the world (Satan) or the way of heaven (Jesus)? Electronic communications, the media and the grip of Satan on the world around us makes this a fierce battle and all the more difficult for those not grounded in the Word of God. It is daily. It is constant, but for those of us who have professed Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we know who will win in the end.