Have you ever noticed an internal voice bossing you around in a negative way?
A voice that might command instructions like, “You don’t have enough time; get tense. Be nervous because your boss is upset. Worry about tomorrow. Your throat is sore; expect to get sick. You ate too much; get ready to suffer.” And on and on…
There are many names for this nasty imposter. Carnal mind, mortal mind, and evil, are a few identifiers. But whatever you call it, it needs to be reigned in, gotten under control and shut down, because it can get really bossy at times, and it’s always against our best interest.
I like to think of God as the Boss of my thinking.
God is the one Mind that gives us the capacity to stay conscious of healthy, edifying, uplifting and beneficial thoughts. As children of God, we have a divine right to claim this mind as our own, to see it govern our thinking and to keep our consciousness in a desirable place. So, claim it!
The carnal mind is not a power that can push the divine Mind’s influence out of our thinking and make us submit to unjust decrees. Mortal mind has no power or influence compared to the divine Mind. But we need to understand this and demonstrate it.
So, if you’re feeling bossed around today by an unfriendly mental antagonist, it’s time to honor a new boss—the divine Boss—God! Recognize the presence of divine omnipotence, and let God boss that negativity right out of your consciousness and experience. The mental error will submit, and leave you in peace.
“Resist the devil, and he shall flee from you.” James 4:7