Your Thinking Decides Your Reality Part 2
As we said in Part 1 – what we hear – whether positive comments, negative comments, ungodliness, praise and even the word of God – we think on and decide if we will believe those words or not believe the words. When you speak the words you have heard, you open the door to believing (faith) them.
Words have power. If you tell someone ( speak words to them) like you are stupid and you speak these words often to that person, two things happen:
1. You plant seeds in that person’s mind that will grow into their heart and those seeds will bring a harvest. Usually, the harvest in this case, is anger, bitterness, hatred, rebellion.
Proverbs 11:9 KJV. “An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.”
2. You set your self up for a fall. You plant seeds of anger, bitterness, hatred, rebellion, you can count on it, you will reap the harvest just as scripture says.
Galatians 6:7 KJV. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Not only do the words you speak to others impact them and their thoughts but, thinking and speaking words about or to yourself will impact you. Why do you think Satan plants seeds of anger, rejection, condemnation, bitterness, ungodliness, unbelief? Satan knows if he can get your mind, your thoughts to think on these things, he can destroy you. He can ruin your life. He can get you to believe lies. He can get you to reject God and his word. He can get you to focus on your flesh and carnal things and not the spirit man and God. Do you see why Satan is called our enemy?
Colossians 1:21 speaks of us as enemies in our mind and look at
1 Peter 5:8-10 KJV. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
How do we resist him? In the faith. What is faith? Believing. Thoughts you believe in your mind and heart. So we resist the enemy by what we believe about God’s word. We believe what God says no matter what thoughts pop into our mind. Peter says, knowing. Knowing has to do with thought, the mind.
Not only do we need to be on guard for the negative thoughts planted in our mind, we also need to guard the positive thoughts. Remember, Satan is a deceiver. He is a liar and the father of lies. There are a few “preachers” on TV that preach planting financial seeds. There is nothing wrong with giving of your wealth (that God gave you anyway) to help others. But when one preaches planting a ” financial seed” to get a blessing, you can not buy blessings from God. God does not work that way according to his word. Peter and Paul speak of this in 2 Peter and Romans 16.
2 Peter 2:3 KJV “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
Feigned words are words imagined or made up. These are words they make up in their mind and speak to you.
Romans 16:17-18 KJV. “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
How do they make merchandise of you? With feigned words. Words they speak that they have made up or imagined. Another words, not the words of God in the scriptures, but they made them up from their imagination. Remember, imagination is a soul attribute. The mind. The Deceiver got them in their mind so they imagined something to be so that is not. They are deceived. I know this from scripture.
Satan put a thought in their mind with half truths, just like he did with Eve. And he deceived them. They entertained the thought that was planted in their mind opening the door to believing the thought to be true. Not based on scripture though, based on what they think, based on half truths. The thought went into their heart and now they believe it to be true and they look for validation by people obtaining ” things “. None of it is spirit based, Holy Spirit based.
God’s principles are laid out in scripture. Proverbs deals with a lot of fundamentals. You could go through Proverbs and label each chapter with key principles. Example:
Proverbs 8 is the business man’s guide
Proverbs 11 is on money and wealth
Proverbs 7 is on deceitful woman
Proverbs 16 a guide to your words
Proverbs 28 the difference between an evil man and a righteousness man
Friends, we have to guard our mind. Guard our thoughts. Renew our mind with the word of God. The enemy is subtle and will try to deceive us by planting half truths in our thoughts.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-3 KJV
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come , except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
We are warned over and over and over in scripture to not be deceived. Where does deception happen? Yup, in the mind. Our thoughts. What we think. And over and over God warns us to not be deceived. God is the only truth. God is THE Creator of all and only he is truth. So if you want to be sure you are not deceived, look up the issue in the scripture to see what saith the Lord.
Until next time, God loves you. God created you for his glory to do a work here in this world, for him. He will reward you for your labours.