According to the Oxford living dictionary, the mind is the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought. The mind is a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement and memory.
The mind is divided into three;
The conscious mind is your present awareness.
The subconscious mind consists of accessible information. You can become aware of this information once your direct your attention to it.
The unconscious mind is what stores all your past memories.
Who is in charge of my mind?
“The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.” Proverbs 16:1
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…..” Proverbs 23:7
“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].” Philippians 4:8
The aboves scriptures makes us know that we are in charge and in control of our mind. We have power over my mind. We can choose to focus on positive things (Philippians 4:8). We can refuse to allow fear and anxiety dominate our mind. When negative thoughts comes, we have the ability to take them captive and to make them obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).
God has given us a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). The devil makes us doubt the truth. He is the father of lies (John 8:44). The devil wants us to believe that our minds are in chaos. No! Our minds are sound. We need to accept our responsibilities never to buy into the lies of the devil. Let’s live by the truth of God’s word.
Our actions often reflects what is on our mind. If our mind is consumed with fear, that will portray on the outside. I recommend everyone reads Battlefield of the mind by Joyce Meyer. It is an eye opener to how we can take charge over our minds and how this can make us become better and live happier lives. We often focus on what God has the power of doing. We also need to acknowledge that He has given us the ability to do certain things. This includes controlling our minds. Our mind should not control us. We should control it.