Have you ever had someone say to you, "It's all in your head"? Literally, in most cases this can be true because the Bible says, as a man thinketh, so is he.
Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right."
Jesus understood the power of the mind. Obviously, our mind can't do the impossible, but the fact is there is enormous power in the way we think and what we think about. We can actually choose what we want to think about and think things on purpose. Honestly, no one can do anything about our thought life but us. God is not going to do our thinking for us but the devil will, if we let him. If you and I sit back and allow our minds to be passive and pay attention to everything that falls into our heads, we will be consumed by our thoughts. What would happen if we decided to take control of our thought life each and everyday and purposed to do what the Bible instructed us to do in 2 Corinthians 10: 4-5? These scriptures are telling us that we are in a battle and our mind is the battlefield. We have weapons to fight this battle; however they are not natural weapons, but spiritual weapons. It also says that we are to cast down wrong thoughts, imaginations, theories and reasoning that are against our mind. It is our responsibility to cast them down and lead everyone of our thoughts captive into the obedience of Christ. I like to think of it this way, when a wrong thought comes floating through my mind, I immediately make an exchange, by speaking to that thought and telling it it can't stay and I choose to think of a good thought in it's place.
Where the mind goes, the man follows!
We have to learn what the truth is; then every time the Holy Spirit causes us to recognize that we are thinking something that does not line up with the Word of God, stop thinking about it.
Let's take our 'stinkin thinkin' and make an exchange and begin thinking on things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely and of a good report!