Jeff Vanderstelt – How to Win the War for Your Mind

The apostle Paul directs the church in Rome to not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of their minds (Romans 12:2). Then, while instructing the church in Corinth on how to engage in the spiritual battle around them, he directs them to take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

In a world gone wild, surrounded by the enemies of our soul seeking to distract and destroy us, we desperately need the truths of the gospel applied to our minds daily.

1. Challenge Your Thoughts

Have you ever slowed down to pay attention to what is going on in your mind?

What are you hearing?
What are you thinking?
What are you believing?

We are constantly being informed by words and ideas, worldviews and philosophies. Our personal stories are filled with disappointment, brokenness, and pain. And our hearts and heads have been informed by lies, deceit, and accusations from the world, the flesh, and the devil.

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Jeff Vanderstelt – How to Overcome Fear in Sharing the Gospel

God Is the One Who Saves

First of all, I want to remind people that it’s not their job to save others. God is the one who does the work of saving people, not us.

Second, I’ve found that when I walk out in faith, the Spirit of God tends to give me the answers that I need. So don’t overthink what you’re going to say. Ask God to give you what you need to say in the moment. Historically, God has used lots of simple people—and oftentimes very uneducated people—to be the most powerful means by which he shares the gospel. In those situations, he gets the glory, not us. So don’t put your confidence in yourself, put your confidence in him.

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