Gaining Mental Stability
The consistent intake of the Word of God, on a daily basis, is the only thing that will bring you to the point of accurate truth and mental stability.
Psalm 119:11 tells us, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Once you have hidden the Word of God in your heart, the only assignment your mind has is to bow in unending submission and obedience to that Word. Irish poet William Butler Yeats once wrote, “The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.” But how does one hide the Word in his heart?
God gave us a mouth to overcome our mind! The only thing that can stop the belligerently screaming thoughts that invade your mind is your mouth. What you say with your mouth will determine your future. If you succumb to fear and say the negative thoughts, you have just entered into the prayer of agreement with all that despises you. You have given hell permission to bring those destructive circumstances into your life.
However, faith says what God says! Faith speaks of future events with as much confidence as if they have already come to pass. Confession of God’s Word is the prayer of agreement with God. When you declare God’s Word, you have just given the spirit realm what it needs to bring that declaration to pass in your life!
Again, beware of the subtle snare of religion. Religion says that if you believe something, that is good enough. Religion says you can just think, rather than speak. The language of religion is “Christian semantics,” but it’s not where the life of God lives. It has a form of godliness (2 Timothy 3:5), but it denies the power of the spoken Word, and it produces nothing but frustration.
If the Word of God can’t change my life and set me free, then don’t tell me about it! True Christianity is not semantically expressed. It’s about living from a sincere, seeking heart — from within. Sincerity will take you much further than legalism. Semantic Christianity will not work in the face of crisis and tragedy. It will merely conform you to the doctrines of men.
Only one factor separates the transformed from the conformed — action. If you want to be transformed, you must actively confess the Word! You must put it in your mouth day and night. James 1:21 says that the implanted Word is able to save your soul (keep your mind insulated from mental torment).
By Pastor Robb Thompson