Not every thought is from God.
Everything you think, you CAN'T believe it.
Being a follower of Christ, there is a process of discipline, obedience, unlearning and letting go of certain habits and old thinking that are not from God.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." - Romans 12:2
To be transformed in the mind, is to not conform to this world. But to study and apply God's Word in our daily lives.
God's Word washes us, God's Word cleanses us, God's Word is a lamp onto our feet and a light to our path. God's Word leads us and guides us into His righteous path.
#1 Every thought is not true. Just because you think it, doesn't make it right.
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."
Every thought that we believe is a seed. And as the seed is planted, the seed grows roots and it leads to bear fruit. Every fruit has a root.
#2 You can't control what flies through your mind, but you can control what lands on your mind.
We can't control what flies through our mind, but we can choose to decide what we believe and what we receive.
The enemy wants us to believe the lie. But the Bible says to,
"Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23)
Be deeply rooted in God's word to fight the lies of the enemy. In Jesus Name.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts."
#3 We must learn to discern seeds.
Practical Ways to Discern Thoughts:
#1 Discern with God's Word
"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
The Bible teaches us principles on how to overcome anything with the knowledge and wisdom of God to help us in times of our needs.
#2 Praying in the Spirit
"Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Romans 8:26)
Prayer is our first response to overcome anything with God.
#3 Spiritual Covering
Pray and ask God, for a trusted pastor or spiritual counselor who fears God, who loves the Lord with all their heart, their mind, and their soul.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)