Unshackled Day 1: The Power of Thought
The Power of Thought
Some of the most powerful shackles to break are in your mind and your thinking. The enemy
sows seeds of fear, doubt, and negativity to bind your mind and dictate your path. He then
convinces us that our problems are all external when, in fact, many of them are internal.
Changing your thinking will forever alter your course.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
— Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)
The Hebrew word for heart here means: inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding, midst, heart
(of man), soul, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory, inclination, resolution, determination
(of will), conscience, heart (of moral character), and as seat of appetites.
This is the place where your decision-making ability rests. A mind bound creates a confused
path. The power of God is able to break your mind free and destroy the works of hell in your
The heart houses the inner picture of yourself. Why is this important? It is key because how you
see yourself will often limit or release God’s power in your life. You must come into the
realization of what God says about you and redefine your image of yourself.
And be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental
and spiritual attitude], and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature],
created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in
a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].
— Ephesians 4:23-24 (AMP)
We are instructed to put on the new self! This is the reality of the new creation. We are no longer
slaves but sons! We have been granted access to everything heaven has for our lives.
Your mind contains your memories. These are both good and bad snapshots of time. This is why
you need God’s power in your mind, to release you from the lies of the enemy tied to painful
memories. Also, to encourage you to not look back, even at the good things, when God has
something new for your today!
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I
do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ
Jesus. — Philippians 3:13-14 (AMP)
Your mind may contain thoughts related to past trauma. These traumatic memories and feelings
need the healing power of Jesus. He must be invited in to heal. He already took all the pain to the
cross. Now, it is a matter of calling upon His name and invoking His power.
A pain-filled mind creates negative behavior patterns connected to belief systems. It is vital to
get to the bottom of it.
Find scriptures on the mind and God’s healing power, then pray them over your life.
Recognize negative patterns and ask God for grace to overcome them.
Bind and rebuke every spirit that attacks your mind.
Spend time meditating on the Word of God.
Release God’s peace over your thoughts.
Father, I thank you for a healed mind.
I decree that your power is working in my mind right now.
My thoughts are aligning with your thoughts.
I command my mind to be at peace. I command my thoughts to be filled with God’s glory.
I break every shackle of pain, grief, and torment off my mind, in the name of Jesus. Amen.