Living in the realm of the senses will only lead to fear, frustration, anxiety, and uncertainty. As believers we should have graduated to the level where God’s word is final, allowing God’s word to rule in our minds.
Inappropriately, we become more apt to act on peoples word, rather than the word of God. Most people hear what the doctor has said, and accordingly, they act on that word. Friends and family encourage us to act on the relationship and financial experts word. When we tell them what God has said, they reply negatively, claiming we cannot act on that. The sense ruled mind remains in constant conflict with belief in God’s word.
Believers must become ” 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). When we allow the word of God to gain the mastery in our lives, we will no longer be swayed by feelings, or the things we see and hear. Allowing God’s word to rule in your life empowers you to exercise faith which can move mountains.
L. Jerome Jones