Where you set your mind is so important because what you set your mind on will penetrate and dominate your thinking. If you belong to Christ, you may feel like the enemy is always out there trying to chase you down. But when you set your mind on the things of Christ, you can receive God’s word and allow it to act as a two-edged sword in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to reprogram your mind with the truth of His Word, and then start acting in light of that. Not only will your fears and doubts leave when you come to trust and stand on God’s promises in His Word, but God will build strongholds of truth in your mind and man the guard towers Himself.
Don’t ever buy Satan’s lie that your situation is hopeless or unchangeable. The truth is, “[You] can do all things through Him who strengthens [you]” (Philippians 4:13).
But this begins by focusing on your identity in Christ, and your relationship with Him.
If your mind is not set on Christ, then you are not treating Him as though He is your life. God called David a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22) because David couldn’t get God off his mind. In the Psalms, David said that God was the first thing on his mind when he woke up. He couldn’t get God off his mind all day. And during the night watches, when everybody else was asleep, David would wake up with thoughts of God on his mind (Psalm 63:6).
Such passion makes a difference in the way you live. Your mind doesn’t have room for Christ and the world. You are either going to think about Christ or about the world. A kingdom mind is a mind firmly fixed on Jesus Christ and the unchanging Word of God.