Tormenting Thoughts, Part 3 - “Draining the Swamp”

Decades ago, a campaign to promote healthier eating choices in families coined the phrase, “You are what you eat” - meaning healthy vs. unhealthy.  The advent of the computer age introduced a similar concept with the phrase, “Garbage in, garbage out - meaning the computer was only going to be as good as it’s programming or what was otherwise put into it.  As we consider the source of tormenting thoughts over evil things, we must always examine ourselves as to what we are habitually “feeding” our minds.  

If you struggle with tormenting thoughts, have you “drained the swamp” that may allow those thoughts to fester?  For instance, what do you watch, read, and look at?  What do you listen to in the way of music, conversations, programs, or even self-talk?  With what sources do you mostly form your opinion about yourself?  Finally, with what negativity or tormenting evil thoughts do you struggle most?  Pray and ask God to reveal if there are any specific influences that may be causing your mind to become a “swamp” from which these need to be “drained” in order to have a Spirit-dominated mind.  Why not take a 30-day challenge to “drain the swamp” to see if greater Spirit-dominated thinking results?

Proverbs 16:3 NKJV - Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.