And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT
The battlefield of the mind, a synopsis:
1. We are engaged in a war.
2. Our enemy is Satan.
3. Our mind is the battlefield.
4. The Enemy works diligently to set up strongholds in our mind.
5. He does it through well laid plans of strategy and deceit.
6. He is in no hurry. He takes his time to work out his plan.
To avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed on the battlefield, get in the habit of frisking everything that enters your mind using the Philippians 4:8 filter. Is it true? Noble? Right? Pure? Lovely? Admirable? Excellent? Praiseworthy? If it fails any one of these tests, do not let it in. Did you get that? IF IT FAILS ANY ONE OF THESE TESTS, DO NOT LET IT IN.
To determine first if it is true, we should always turn to the Word of God. Proverbs 30:5 says that every word of God is flawless and true. Don’t give the enemy a seat at your table. If you know God’s Word, you can more easily discern the truth.
“If you abide in my Word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32. ESV