We are designed to please a God who loves to approve of us. It’s a great cycle: God accepts you; we revel in that acceptance. We wriggle with pleasure under the hand of God, and we come into that place of loving acceptance.
(from A Way In The Wilderness)
A negative mindset establishes your inability, “I can’t do it. I’m no good. It’s too big. We are not strong enough. We are not big enough. We are not powerful enough.” Or we say things like, “Ach, I can’t do that. That is not my strong point. Really, I am totally disorganized.” What we are doing all the time is we are confessing to something that we are not rather than confessing to who we really are. Jesus is in you. You stopped being disorganized when He came in! You stopped being this thing that you attribute to your old nature because that is dead. You have a new nature. You need to start confessing in line with it!
(from The Art Of Thinking Brilliantly)
There is a reason why God wants us to take every thought captive to obedience. It’s because unsanctified thinking will keep us in a place of immaturity. We will remain in the low place of trust and faith, and hinder our capacity to receive under pressure. Wrong thinking makes a way for negative behavior to persist in our lives.
(from Mind Of A Saint)