Far too often, we allow outside circumstances to defeat us in our mind before we can even begin to defend ourselves, let alone fight back and overcome. We allow the negative influences and suggestions of our mind to consume us. This is a direct attack of the enemy. But, just as the enemy has an arsenal of darts ready to attack our mind, God has a counterattack that He places at our disposal through His word that is unsurpassed by the enemy.
Utilizing these, God's strategies, ensures victory in the battle over our mind. You can let the enemy know that you are no longer under his management; his supervision, his influence, and his care. You can let him know you are now being led by the Holy Spirit.The bible tells us it works for us when we walk in the spirit:
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
In order for you to gain and keep control of your mind:
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (II Corinthians 10:5)
If thoughts were not enemies, then there would be no need to take them captive. Think about how a soldier takes an enemy captive in the natural world. Apply these ideas spiritually as you "take captive" every thought that is contrary to the word of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:19-26)
NEVER GIVE IN to the mental influences and attacks of the enemy. If you give in, God may give you up to your depravity.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (Romans 1:24)
God sometimes gives people up to what they have given in to. Ask Jesus to help you. Remember that one of the Old Testament prophecies concerning Jesus said He would "control the gates of His enemy." Let Him exert this control over your spiritual "gates."
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5