Seed thoughts-Guard your Mind
The mind is really a terrible thing to waste! People that call themselves Christians should really consider the thoughts that are allowed to dwell in the mind.
What are seed thoughts? A seed in itself is very powerful. You must consider that a seed is just a tiny little object in comparison to the size of what will be produced by the seed. Most of our thoughts are usually brief in nature; however, we must consider what the thought is about. For example, if we think of how someone hurt us last week and continue to let that thought dwell in our minds, we will find ourselves thinking other thoughts that will get out of hand if allowed. The other thoughts that I am referring to are: hurting the person that hurt you, or maybe thinking of something evil to say to the person that hurt you.
The original thought should be pushed out of the mind of the person. We should guard our minds against seed thoughts because of their destructive nature to our lives. When we allow these seed thoughts to take root in our lives we will give bitterness and unforgiveness a perfect bed to sleep in. We are suppose to guard our hearts and minds according to the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
These particular scriptures show that there is a constant warfare that goes on for our minds. We must bring “every” thought to the obedience of Christ. Most thoughts start out as “seed thoughts” and grow into something big if we allow them to. The way to push the thoughts out of our minds is to practice monitoring the thoughts that come into our minds and to bind the ones that are identified as “seed thoughts” in the name of Jesus. In order to get proficient at this type of spiritual warfare, we must start off by binding all seed thoughts that come into our minds for one whole week. Remember, you cannot bind God so don’t hesitate to bind all the thoughts until the Lord teaches you what is of God and what is not of God. Also remember that God gave us a mind also so we must know which thoughts are of our own mind. Most people think that every thought that comes into their mind is theirs and this is not true. The Bible says that we can have the mind of Christ and to think on good things.
1 Corinthians 2:16: For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.