“I WILL GIVE THEM A PIECE OF MY MIND!”

“WHOSE TONGUE UTTERS NO SLANDER, WHO DOES NO WRONG TO A NEIGHBOR, AND CASTS NO SLURS ON OTHERS;” PSALM 15:3 NIV

READ: PSALM 15:1-5

HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN SO MAD, YOU THREATENED TO GIVE SOMEONE A PIECE OF YOUR MIND? AT A TIME LIKE THAT, YOU NEED TO BE REMINDED OF A FEW GOOD WORDS OF ADVICE; ‘IF I KEEP GIVING AWAY A PIECE OF MY MIND…IT WILL NOT BE LONG UNTIL I WILL NOT HAVE ANY OF MY MIND LEFT!’

AT A TIME OF ANGER, YOU ARE BETTER OFF TO THINK MORE AND SAY LESS. IT MAY NOT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER AT THE MOMENT, BUT YOU CAN KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF IN THE LONG RUN. DON’T GIVE IN TO SATAN’S TAUNTS WITH HARSH WORDS.

THERE IS A GENERAL RULE OF PHYSICS: ‘ONE MASS OR OBJECT CANNOT OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE AS ANOTHER MASS OR OBJECT.’ WE CAN USE THIS EXAMPLE TO HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU PREVENTS SATAN FROM BEING IN YOU. WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT INDWELLED WITHIN US, SATAN USES ALL OF OUR OUTWARD SENSES TO INFLUENCE US. SATAN USES OUR TOUCH, TASTE, SMELL, SIGHT AND HEARING TO TEMPT US TO HIS WAYS. SINCE HE CANNOT INFLUENCE YOUR HEART, HE WORKS TO INFLUENCE YOUR MIND FROM OUTSIDE YOUR BODY. GIVING SOMEONE A PIECE OF YOUR MIND MAKES IT EASIER FOR SATAN TO HURT THEM AND YOU.

GIVE OTHERS ENCOURAGEMENT FROM YOUR HEART. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS INDWELLED IN YOU AS A BELIEVER. THE HOLY SPIRIT HOLDS YOUR HEART.

SPEAK TO OTHERS FROM YOUR HEART, NOT FROM A PIECE OF YOUR MIND.

TODAY’S PRAYER: “LORD, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME EVEN WHEN I AM ANGRY AND SAY THE WRONG THINGS AT THE WRONG TIME. BE WITH AND HELP ME BE IN CONTROL OF THOSE STRESSFUL TIMES WHEN SATAN IS TAUNTING ME. AMEN.”