I hope you see from this parable-type example how Satan takes our
circumstances and builds strongholds in our lives—how he wages war on
the battlefield of the mind. But, thank God, we have weapons to tear
down the strongholds. God doesn't abandon us and leave us helpless.
First Corinthians 10:13 promises us that God will not allow us to be
tempted beyond what we can bear, but with every temptation He will
also provide the way out, the escape.
Any one of us may be Mary or John. I am sure that most of us relate in
some way to the scenario. Their problems are internal—in their thoughts
Joyce Meyer's Battlefield of the Mind uncovers the tactics ofthe enemy and gives you a clear-cut plan to triumph in the fight foryour mind. She will teach you how to renew your mind through the Wordand stand victoriously in the Battlefield of the Mind.
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that my constant reasoning was the basis of my confusion and that it was
preventing me from receiving what He wanted to give me. He said,
"Joyce, you must lay aside carnal reasoning if you ever expect to have
I realize now that I felt more secure if I had things figured out. I did
not want any loose ends in my life. I wanted to be in control—and when I
did not understand things, I felt out of control—frightened. But I was
lacking something. I had no peace of mind and was physically worn out
This type of continual wrong mental activity will even make your
physical body tired. It can leave you exhausted!
God required me to give it up, and I strongly suggest the same thing
for anyone who is addicted to reasoning. Yes, I said addicted to
reasoning. We can become addicted to wrong mental activity just as
someone else can get addicted to drugs or alcohol or nicotine. I was
addicted to reasoning and when I gave it up I had withdrawal symptoms. I
felt lost and frightened because I did not know what was going on. I even
I had spent so much of my mental time reasoning that when I gave it
up, I had to become accustomed to my mind being so peaceful. For a
while it seemed boring, but now I love it. While I used to run my mind all
the time on everything, now I can't tolerate the pain and labor of
Reasoning is not the normal condition in which God wants our mind
Be aware that when the mind is filled with reasoning, it is not normal.
At least not for the Christian who intends to be victorious—the believer
who intends to win the war that is fought on the battlefield of the mind.
Today we continue with "The Battlefield of the Mind". Last week there was a battle on the gridiron fought in San Diego. Well, if you were one of the 137 million Americans that watched Pastor Todds Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl, you would know that there was not much of a battle.