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September 15, 2022 4:35 pm
This is the Truth Network welcome to running with horses not just the ability to inspire you concerning a relationship with Almighty that empowers usually countless things you never thought possible. Shirley Weaver wants to take you and now yesterday's episode from personal experience and maybe this is true for ye. There are times when we are completely confident. You know, we see clearly have a handle on what it is. God is saying what he is asking of you asking of me, but I would also say and see if you agree, that is not the norm for the most part we walk by faith and so there are times when we operate in a level of risk and vulnerability and really the inside on the inside there's a depth of questioning and adaptive unrealized confidence so I don't know if unrealized confidence. If that's an accurate thing to say it.I just made that up okay but maybe you can relate here. If you've ever experienced.
You notice a subtle kind of dread is underneath the surface, you might come to the place that you think it's anxiety but I'm really speaking more subtly. You feel unprepared. Maybe not qualified and when that is going on in your body chemistry. I been learning more and more about how that affects the brain and the brain picks up on those messages and throughout your central nervous system.
There's this ebb and flow of this as I said, it is subtle, you know, in the way that we perceive it, but it's not subtle in the way that we are responding to dread anxiety, feeling less than and I'm not talking about inferiority and not I don't mean that. I mean you are position to do something that you feel is important to the Lord and you as an individual are really responsible to see that the word you've heard is carried out so again in the way that the body is responding in the way that the brain perceives what is taking place thoughts take over to make the case that really solidify and validate your dread. Your fear and it comes through, you know, it resonates in the body language the way that we communicate with other people. So we believe we are doing were doing a pretty good job of covering all this up when in fact that's probably not the case, such as what to say if that's the issue. If that is the problem and again I would say you know.
Hey, I never have any problems.
I never have any questions. I never have any dread or anxiety said no lawn, no line says that because that's just not real. That is not reality. So what do we do listen, you're in the optimum place to sort of break this thing down, unpack it and realize that you are dealing with thoughts. That's all sooner like that place in the word where we are looking the day comes and we are looking at Satan. Fast-forward to you.
Note the time that we are ruling and reigning with the Lord and we look at Satan, and we say is that the one who deceived the nations, you know it's laughable at that point. Right now he is a cruel destroyer, but there will come a time when will see it as it really is. That's my example the thought that you have multiple thoughts that embrace these to read the sense of dread and fear those kinds of things.
Just remember like Satan you know is that all there is here.
I mean it's just thoughts. So you see you take those captive. This is second Corinthians 10 five probably, a well-known verse we destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that is raised against the knowledge of God, and you can interject here what God has said that he's telling you to do and you take you take every thought captive and make it obey him. The directive that you have from God, the thing he's telling you to do you make your thoughts obey him, and therefore you and your thoughts, spirit, soul and body.
You are cooperating with the power and the direction that God is releasing into you think about it this way.
This is really helpful if you think about it this way. There are pathways to the brain.
Salts communicate with the brain. There are pathways paths that are more familiar. The things we think more often the most familiar things to us. Those paths are wide open. There called neural pathways near nearer role, meaning brain, the, the root word.
Therefore euros to our neurology are the study of the brain. The science of the study of the brain. I don't know if that's an official definition, but you get what I'm saying has to do with the brain paths carrying thoughts and repetitious thoughts and recurring thoughts. Those paths are wide open because their use so often the other paths that are not as open may be the very ones that you need the most. They may be the ones those pathways may be the ones that carry out the instruction of the Lord in a way that you not only determined to obey him, but you are able to experience peace. As your body your mind and your will and your emotions cooperate so that you're not dying while on the inside while you're trying to do the thing that God has asked for you. You know the versus coming to me right now it says that the path of the righteous is like the morning sun. That sun gets brighter. Think about it.
The sun gets brighter and brighter until the height of the day until the full day will that's the way the pathways in the brain are Proverbs 418 this pathway, the path of the righteous thought gets stronger and stronger the pathway to the brain gets stronger and stronger and think of it like the brightness of the shining of the sun. At the very height of the day so this is important and you know you can do this you can do this. I've been practicing for a while in areas where I feel I'm weak and I can tell you that the strength that comes when you realize the thought that you are entertaining is really an illegitimate thought and it's not from God. It also hey, you can just bump it right out of here. Our strong belief on this podcast is this. We have the mind of Christ we have the thought life like him. First Corinthians 216 and in another place. Philippians 25 were actually encouraged. I love the way the King James renders that verse were actually encouraged to allow that to happen. I'm really just saying it in another way allow the right pathway to be opened to be proven to be solid to become the favorite, you know. So what ever it is that has become you know a really treacherous scene for you a hardship. Maybe it's the way you parent.
Maybe it's the way that you carry out the tasks that you are assigned in the workplace. Maybe it's your role as a husband or wife. All of these places.
All of these levels of life.
You can you can do this, you can apply this principle that you want the neural pathway that carries the right thought to be the most open one the most obvious one if you're on a highway and you have to you come to a fork in the road and you can go to the left or to the right. Think of this. If the road to the left is dark and looks treacherous and the road to the right appears to be more bright and more open, appealing more appealing, you would probably choose the right path.
The pathway to the right, to the right side here at the fork in the road that is exactly the same thing here. We want the path we want the thoughts that are coming to you the thoughts that you accept are the paths that go that are well lit and are bright and appealing in the sense that you've tested those pathways that they remind you, are consistent with and imitate this the thoughts and the pathway of thoughts that Jesus has that he would have for you that he has for you. So we pray that way today. Father, we believe that we have the mind of Christ that we have the salt life of our Lord.
And so in these areas where these negative and dark neural pathways have opened up from really use from habit Lord we renounce those we refused to continue that way and we thank you Holy Spirit for prompting us. When that occurs so that were not caught off guard, and we don't do things just because they're familiar habit, but rather we choose new pathways we choose the path of the righteous, and it's a bright and shining and it gets more and more familiar so that soon the negative thoughts that are fearful that are anxious that are dreading those are not likely. Lord, we thank you.
We thank you for helping us with this and we just stay and declare to you, this is our intention to do this, we believe, with the help of your Holy Spirit, that we can do it in your name we pray. Amen and amen. Listen, you can do this you can do this, you have the thought life of the king you have the mind of Christ be blessed by explicitly if you enjoyed this episode and you'd like to help support this project we shared with others. Post about it.
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