Above All Else

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“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8

What happens when you get a thought in your head that yells, “Nothing ever goes right for me?” Maybe you have had a thought that yells, “I will never be enough,” or ” How can God ever use me?”

For many years, I thought if someone could spend a day in my head then they wouldn’t complain about their life. The fact is that all of us at one time or another have felt like giving up. Remember, “weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)

God teaches us in His word how to battle our thoughts that are negative.  First off, we are equipped to face anything the devil can throw at us. Ephesians 6:17 tells us to “put on the helmet of salvation.” This helmet is designed to block thoughts that are trying to invade our minds. The helmet protects our vital organ, the brain, because an attack to the head could result in instant death. So keep your helmet on!

In Romans 12, we learn that we are to transform our minds, “by renewing our mind.” This happens when a negative thought comes to our mind and we immediately replace it with a positive thought. It doesn’t do any good to just stop thinking negatively, we have to start replacing those thoughts with the Word and what God says about us. I know that this sounds simple, but why are we still going through life with the same negative song playing on repeat? 

God says, “to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5) 

Now go look in the mirror and declare:

I am Chosen! (1 Peter 2:9)

I am Royal!  (1 Peter 2:9)

I am Healed! (Isaiah 53:4)

I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! (Psalm 149:14)

I am Redeemed! (Ephesians 1:7)

I am More than a Conqueror! (Romans 8:37)

Above all else, keep fighting the good fight of faith and remember we win!!!

(1 Timothy 6:12)


Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.

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