One of the greatest challenges is to keep your mind focused on what is uplifting and positive.
If I tell you now: give me something positive about you – I am sure it will take about 2 minutes before you can give me an answer.
But on the other hand if I ask you to give me something negative – in less than 10 seconds a few things come to your mind.
Why we are so easily taken by what is self destructive and negative?
Without noticing one may use the same principle towards the Holy Spirit. You have joined the 21 Days Fast, you are praying, coming to church as many times as you can but at the same time, you accommodate doubts about receiving the Holy Spirit.
You believe the Holy Spirit is real but maybe not for you, so you think.
So God wants to pour His Spirit on every creature, and it includes you, but you don’t believe His promise to be true.
You have been fighting against negative thoughts and doubts but it seems not to be overcoming so let me help with God’s “medicine” against bad thoughts and doubts:
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Phi 4:8)
Day Ten – surrender to God your bad thoughts and learn to meditate on all that is noble, pure, lovely and just. Meditate on the greatness of the Holy Spirit in you.