I believe that the state of our mind affects how our life is lived, to a large extent. If your mind is lazy, your life will record zero percent productivity. If your mind is idle, the enemy will give you mind options that even you will not be pleased about- you’d give in to the fear of things that God has promised you don’t need to fret about- your faith level will take a downward spiral and truly truly, you might even forget how to pray. Long and short of the story is, there is much more danger in keeping an idle mind than you may think.
By all means, fight the good fight to keep your mind on whatever things are right. Times when my mind chooses to wander off thinking nonsense, I subject it to the ‘authority of The Spirit’ by speaking in tounges- it’s a trusted mind-reset technique- then I quickly substitute that nonsense thought with one worthy of praise.
It’s a conscious effort this mind status thing, because if you don’t make it so you lose the control of it all together. How beautiful your mind is is therefore determined by what you feed your mind. What you allow in however should ultimately feed your spirit, so that your spirit is strong enough to put your mind under subjection when it begins to think it’s the Boss.
Let not your mind be idle, or lazy, or preoccupied thinking the wrong things, because you see, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
What is the state of your mind?