Power of Suggestion

Power of Suggestion

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

The power of suggestion is an ingrained part of human nature. One recent study discovered how suggestions can influence what people do, what they remember, and even what products they prefer.

The Bible confirms this pattern, showing the powerful way our minds influence our actions. When we hear an idea, that thought can become fixed in our minds. This domination can distract us and prevent us from thinking about other things.

This is a reason so much attention is given to advertising and promotion, which seek to plant thoughts in our minds by encouraging us to think about specific products and attitudes.

As the Bible suggests, the Law has this kind of impact. In fact, the Law gives us ideas of what not to do. As a result, ideas become planted in our minds. When the Law says, “Do not covet,” we became aware of coveting, and begin thinking about it. When the Law says, “Do not lie,” we immediately started thinking about lying. And so forth.

Paul says we must appreciate how the Law makes us aware of our sinful nature. But rather than focusing on the things we are not to do, we now are to live by grace through the Spirit.

In your life, seek to move beyond anything that gives you an impulse to sin. Follow the leading of the Spirit. Live in accordance with God’s Word.