There are thoughts that lift you up and thoughts that bring you down. There are thoughts of possibility and thoughts of impossibility. There are thoughts of fat and thoughts of fear. All kinds of thoughts arise then we are confronted with different things that challenge us. Some things we encounter we jump at with faith and expectancy while others can make us run and hide, Thoughts of failure, fear and doubt need to be confronted and replaced with the higher thoughts of God, God's perspective and purpose. The key to overcoming is finding specific promises that ply toward the things that challenge us and make us comfortable. The promise is the guarantee of the positive outcome and victory in all things. As we renew our perspective in the light of the promises, we will change and strongholds that have been built up over time will come down.
As we discover what things are triggering fear and other negative emotions we can begin to see the openings in our hearts and then close them by filling them without he light of truth. At this point healing takes place, renewal of our minds and strongholds of faith are established to replace doubt and unbelief.
Living in higher thoughts enables us to realize the higher authority of Jesus in us. We must get a revelation of the authority that Jesus has given us to walk in. The people, of Jesus' day, noticed that He taught as one who had authority, not like the scribes. Jesus constantly exercised His authority. Matthew 28:18-20.
By throwing down imaginations that exalt themselves against the truth of God, (2 Corinthians 10:5), we then gain a greater place of victory and a place to see others set free in areas where we have found freedom. But it's only when we find one of the signs of true freedom. We ned to understand that joy is not based on outer circumstances but, is a spiritual reality in Jesus Christ because of the living revelation of who we are, where we are and what we have in Jesus. When the Kingdom of God manifests there is a breaking of chains that results in peace, joy and the ability to live a holy life in God. That's why over and over, in the scripture, we see people freed from demons, healed, or having an encounter with God resulting in great joy and rejoicing. Make a choice to live the life of joy by trusting in the authority of God's Word, speaking life by confessing what God has already said that you are, live your spirit in worship and prayer, rest in His work on the cross and receive every good and perfect gift that He has for you. Never forget that God is good and only does good things for His children. Romans 16:20
The promise is the guarantee of the positive.