“Do not conform any longer 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.” Romans 12:2
Many of us know people who have the knack of manipulating our thoughts or laying guilt trips on us to get us to do what they want. What they say appears to be quite logical at the time, but later we realize how they tricked us.
Satan is very good at playing these mind games. A good example is his discussion with Eve in the Garden. He had her so convinced that there was nothing really wrong with eating the forbidden fruit that she persuaded Adam to eat it, too.
The dark prince of this world wants us to focus our thoughts on things of the earth. He continually works on our minds, feeding us doubt when we have major decisions to make. He attempts to brain wash us into thinking that “little” sins aren’t all that bad, that God doesn’t really mean what He says concerning right and wrong. Satan can get us to say, “It won’t hurt anything if I do this just this one time.”
The devil’s pull can be so strong and enticing that, on our own, it’s almost impossible to resist. Get the HELMET OF SALVATION on immediately! Our thought life can be fragile and very vulnerable to Satan’s subtle attacks. He can instill thoughts in our minds to get us doubting if we can even be saved.
The HELMET OF SALVATION renews our minds and gets our thought processes back on track. It helps us detect the devil’s mind games and gives us the power to throw them out of our heads. The HELMET transforms us back into right thinking of God and what His plans are for us. Put an end to Satan’s endeavor to control our minds. Push out his tricks and replace them with only thoughts focused on God. The Lord God Almighty does not play mind games.
APPLICATION: When earthly things sound too good to be true you can figure that Satan is at work playing his mind games. Work on discerning whether your thoughts are from the devil or from God.