As the LORD revealed the thought of the day, I decided to look up the definition of “repossess.” According to Merriam-Webster Online, repossess means “to regain possession of” (www.m-w.com). This word usually has a negative connotation, as repossession generally occurs after financial infidelity. But for those who regain their possessions, it can be an empowering and enriching experience. There’s something liberating about securing the return of something that’s rightfully yours.
I wish I could have shared the joy of repossession with Elijah immediately following the scene captured above. Fear submitted a loan application to Elijah’s mind and received 100% financing. When Elijah heard that Jezebel wanted to kill him, he ran for his life. Just FYI – Elijah had just witnessed GOD’S awesome power on Mt. Carmel, and in the face of fear, he defeated at least 450 false prophets (see 1 Kings 18). Yet in the face of a death threat, his faith was a distant memory.
If you feel like Elijah, then I encourage you to repossess your mind! How? Keep your mind on JESUS (see Isaiah 26:3), and watch your fears dissipate.
You can repossess your mind!