How do we war effectively? Whatever battles we find ourselves in, the battle in our mind is the most important one to watch for. What are we mindful of?
The Greek word for mindful is phroneo, to exercise the mind; that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; to be disposed in a certain direction, and to intensively interest ourselves in a matter. When Jesus rebuked the enemy working through Peter, He expressed the offense as being mindful of the things of men. When we meditate upon what we see in the natural, we magnify its potential impact. If we over-think our ways, and the ways of others, we become fearful and quench the flow of the mind of Christ in our lives.
Our aim is always to be mindful of the things of God. Reading and speaking forth the Word of God helps us exercise our mind. We press through until we are disposed to think toward the things of the Spirit, more than of the flesh. Our walk is by faith, not by sight. We do not focus too much on the human aspect, but on the spiritual, from glory to glory!
Matthew 16:23 “But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.’ ”