When God led the Israelites out of the wilderness, He granted each tribe a portion of land, an inheritance. Unfortunately, much of the land was already occupied and many of the tribes allowed the squatters to remain. And the negative results remain evident today.
When we make Jesus Lord of our lives and become Christ followers, we are granted an eternal inheritance, a new life. However, many Christians aren’t living unhindered lives. They aren’t walking in freedom because they haven’t evicted the squatters remaining in their minds and thoughts.
What are you allowing to continue squatting in the territory of your mind?
Spirit of entitlement?
Past heartache and pain?
We can kick out the squatters!
We can take thoughts captive, cast our cares on the Lord, and lay aside every encumbrance. We don’t have to be anxious or live in fear. We can replace negative thoughts with thoughts that are true, honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable, and excellent and worthy of praise.[i]