THEN JESUS ANSWERED, ‘WILL YOU REALLY LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR ME’
Have you adopted the sinful defense mechanism of mind-reading? Do you always assume you know what others are thinking? Do you read between the lines? Are you always gathering information to prove your presupposed point? Do you like to surmise, basing your ideas on scanty evidence?
THE MAN WHO LOVES HIS LIFE WILL LOSE IT, WHILE THE MAN WHO HATES HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD WILL KEEP IT FOR ETERNAL LIFE
Grasp that the father-of-lies, the master of deception, will take advantage of your willful mind-reading, each time. He will use your rebellion as an opportunity to drag misinterpretations into your mind, inserting more than is there, causing you to see yourself and others in a false light.
If you sow to please your sinful nature through obstinate mind-reading, you will reap destruction, but if you sow to deliberately and entirely submit your will to the Spirit, from the Spirit you will reap Truth. This Truth will set you free, will bring you Joy, and will give you Hope.
THE ONE WHO SOWS TO PLEASE HIS SINFUL NATURE, FROM THAT NATURE WILL REAP DESTRUCTION; THE ONE WHO SOWS TO PLEASE THE SPIRIT, FROM THE SPIRIT WILL REAP ETERNAL LIFE
I bless you to consider letting go of your rebellious mind-reading. Stop holding onto it as something precious. Don’t assume you know what others are thinking. Don’t read between the lines. Stop gathering information to prove your presupposed point. Quit surmising. Stop guessing. Instead, focus on finishing the race YOU have to run, and to complete the task the Lord Jesus has given YOU.
HOWEVER, I CONSIDER MY LIFE WORTH NOTHING TO ME, IF ONLY I MAY FINISH THE RACE AND COMPLETE THE TASK THE LORD JESUS HAS GIVEN ME
Why do you mind-read? What good has ever come of it? On the other hand, how has your mind-reading hurt you and others?
What will it take for you to stop guessing what others are thinking of you by arriving at your conclusions through your own understanding?
PRAYER: Lord God, I repent of my mind-reading. I am sorry, my Lord. I wish to change, but I know I can do nothing by myself. Work Your Grace and Mercy in my heart, so I would change and give up reading others’ minds. May my mind belong to You only and may everything it thinks only honor You.
Maintain an Awareness
The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.