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Elder Twanna House shared:
"Full Custody"

In most court cases, the judge may award full custodial rights of a child to either parent. Then the judge awards the non-custodial parent visitation rights if both parents are cooperative. However, there are some cases where the court may decide the non-custodial parent is not fit to have visitation rights such as being incarcerated, drug abuse and possibly other reasons.

Just as a judge gives custodial rights in the courtroom, we as believers have a choice to give full custody of our minds to the Spirit of God or the spirit of the enemy. What do I mean? Everyday, you decide what you allow to visit your mind. Whether is a new visitor or a recurring one in your thoughts, the question becomes what are you allowing in your mental space? And who or what are you giving full custody to when it comes to how you think?

Jesus addressed the issue about what we give our minds to even when we so concerned about life: “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:31-34 (NKJV).

In my personal life, I had to learn that I do not need to waste time of past things that I can not change. The reason is my present day is already going to have its own share of issues. Why complicate things by revisiting or giving full custody of your thinking to your past? It would make our lives easier when we make better choices when our minds are free from any negative thoughts, feelings, etc.

Guess what? You (as I have learned too) must revoke the visitation rights of the enemy and give full custody of your mind to God. He is the best custodian there is because He knows how to keep us in perfect peace whoever keeps his mind stayed on him (Isaiah 26:3).

More about Elder Twanna House
Elder Twanna House is the wife, mother of three, and the Elect-Lady of Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, Inc. in Pensacola, FL. She is a true example of a virtuous woman and maintains a spirit of excellence. She teaches the Word of God in a relevant manner that can be applied to everyday life. She is a survivor of severe depression after a 30-year battle and has been walking in deliverance ever since. She also serves as Executive Administrator for Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, Inc. and General Secretary for the Followers of Jesus Christ Fellowship of Churches. She also is the creator/author of "The Chronicles of a Strange Girl" and founder of Beacon of Hope Empowerment Group, an organization dedicated to empowering and advocating for those who struggle with mental illness. Elder House is currently working on her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University. In all, Elder House is very humbled for everything that God has graciously afforded her and have been allowed to experience in life. “I have learned that I do not have to limit myself at all. My hope is that my life can encourage people to be who they are in God. Don't be afraid to stand out. Ultimately, what He has desired for your life is best. Once you embrace that idea, your life becomes that much more fulfilling."
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