Please try and understand this, you are never going to be able to control all of your thoughts. Your job is to repent and we found out repent is meta (change) noeo (mind) put together in the Greek which means change your mind, change what you think. It is translated in the bible as repent. But it is the word metanoeo, it doesn’t mean to be sorry for what you did, it means to change your thinking about it. I want your thinking to be changed based on the word of God, that God through the power of the Holy Spirit is going to transform you from the inside out, as He renews your mind. All I am going to do is like Jesus said, sow the seed of the word of God.
You have to get more and more of the word of God. God wants to bring us up higher and higher and higher and He does it through the renewing of your mind. But child of God, I want you to understand, the renewing of the mind is not done in your own power and in your own mind by casting down every thought you think isn’t Godly, that isn’t the way it is done. It’s done by as Paul said by setting your mind on spiritual things, now you can’t keep your mind there all the time. However, when it wonders don’t get upset about it, don’t let that beat you down and drag you through the mud and condemn you.
You are going to have all kinds of thoughts, you are not going to be able to control all of your thoughts. But if you will try to bring those thoughts back over to the spirit realm and look at Jesus, look at His finished work, eventually those negative thoughts will decrease and they will get smaller and smaller. If you try to deal with the negative ones, they are going to get bigger and bigger and bigger, because remember whatever you set your attention on is going to get big.
Don’t focus on the negative thoughts, focus on the things of God as much as you can and I promise you the negative is going to get smaller and smaller. It is the Holy Ghost that is doing the work, not you. So don’t get condemned, that is the devil’s trick is to get you condemned. He loves to bring condemnation upon people and you will feel unworthy and you will feel rotten. You begin to start thinking, I’m just such an unworthy sinner, oh God forgive me, oh God I am just so rotten God. Folks when you do that you belittle the blood of Jesus, you are saying His blood just didn’t do it, His blood just wasn’t enough to cleanse me I’m a bad one.
It doesn’t matter how bad you were, that blood washed you white as snow, His blood is sufficient. You need to get that settled in your heart, His blood did the work it is not us. We can’t do it we will never do it, no matter how hard we try, we can’t do it. The blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit working through that blood and his word is transforming our life. That’s all I know, I don’t know how it works, but it does work.
The same way I don’t understand how a cow that eats grass produces white milk and yellow butter, but it works. I don’t know how the Bible and the supernatural power of the Holy Ghost takes that book and just transforms me everyday, until I become more and more like Him and changed into His image from glory to glory. I don’t know how, but it works!