Whatever battles we find ourselves in, the battle in our mind may add vain imaginations to the situation making it seem even worse. Be mindful of the things of God and not the things of men. This is the key for victory in our minds.
The Greek word phroneo means to exercise the mind; that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; to be disposed more or less 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 is seen 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. We do so by reading and speaking forth the Word of God. We exercise our mind until we are disposed to think in the direction of the Spirit, more than the direction of the flesh. We do not walk by sight but by faith. We do not think excessively on the human aspect, we focus 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.’ ”