Is Your Soul Agreeing with Lies?



“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).

The word heart in this verse comes from the Hebrew word, “nephesh” which is translated into the English word, “soul” 475 times in the Bible. The definition denotes, “soul, self, appetite, mind, desire, emotion, passion; activity of mind, will and character.” Hence the phrase, “as the heart thinks.” In other words, it includes both the heart and the mind.

This verse is not referring to the spiritual being, but rather the soul, or the personality of a person. I like to refer to the personality as the thinker, the feeler, and the picker because it encompasses what we think, feel, and choose. So, what does this mean in the context of this verse? It means that what we believe in our minds, feel in our hearts, and the choices that we make form the paradigm that we live within, which ultimately molds who we become.

Let’s make this relevant. Is it possible that some of the “bad habits” you have, or toxic behaviors that you struggle with are connected to a reoccurring though or emotiont? Consider how a thought such as, “I’m a failure” might develop unhealthy patterns and end up forming a person’s paradigm, albeit a false paradigm. Simply said, this verse captures the power that our thoughts and emotions have to navigate who become.

Lining Ourselves Up with God

We must recognize the power of becoming thoughts or becoming feelings. Moreover, consider the power of becoming the result of your choices, one decision at a time. The point here is that you can change the course of your life by starting with your soul; that is your mind, your emotions, and your will. This can either work for you, or against you.

Take a moment to ask if your soul is reconciled, or in agreement with what God says is true about YOU. Or is your soul agreeing with lies? Let’s start lining ourselves up with God by declaring this together. “God, I declare that I have the mind of Christ and the heart of God. Today, I will think like You, feel like You do, and by Your Spirit I will make choices according to Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


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