Some of the hardest battles we fight are the ones from within, like when we feel afraid, insufficient, rejected, lonely, hopeless, or like a failure. When I begin to feel myself being buried in any of these negative emotions, it helps me to remember Jesus went through the hell of rejection—so I wouldn’t have to suffer with a tormented mind. 

He paid the price so I could have victory.

He paid the price so we could ALL have victory—but, we must CHOOSE it. We DO have a choice. The Bible says: “You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.” (I Corinthians‬ ‭7:23‬) In other words, slavery is our CHOICE. How often do live in self-imposed slavery to negative emotions in reaction to the bad behavior or poor treatment from other people? Perhaps our boyfriend dumped us, or we lost our job—does that mean we MUST sink into despair? The fact is, when these negative emotions threaten to derail us, we need to know that we are about to become “slaves of men” because we’re allowing their behavior to control our emotions. We don’t have to live this way.

When we are born again, we possess the greatest weapon against this internal enemy—the Spirit of Christ. Securing victory begins by renewing our soul in HIS Spirit, and that is why we are instructed to: “be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:23-24)

In order to avoid being sacked by our emotions, we must daily refresh the “spirit of our mind.” 

When we begin to be assailed by negative emotions and before the doors of emotional prison close around us, we must immediately begin to renew our mind by reading God’s Word and seeking His presence. If we’ve committed crimes against His love, we need to confess them; and when we do, His presence lights the darkness. When we are close to God, His presence gives us great victory over the battles within.

In the beautiful words of Isaiah, “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his wounds we are healed.” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:4-5‬)

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