"Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly" (Ps. 1:1).
"Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom. 12:2).
When God's Word tells us not to be conformed to this world, notice that it relates conformity to the area of the mind. In other words, we are told not to think like the world thinks; we are to get our mind renewed with the Word of God and think in line with the Word of God. Then we will talk and believe in line with the Word of God.
The world is programmed negatively. The world thinks sickness, fear, doubt, defeat, and failure. That's because the world without God is in spiritual death. Therefore, it is programmed to death instead of life. Listen to what people say: "That scares me to death."
If Christians do not renew their minds with the Word of God, they will make the same mistake the world makes. They'll talk themselves into sickness. But if we'll renew our mind with the Word of God, we'll know that God says, "The tongue of the wise is health" (Prov. 12:18).
Confession: I never talk sickness; I don't believe in sickness. I talk health. The tongue of the wise is health. I believe in healing and health. I never talk failure; I don't believe in failure. I believe in success. I never talk doubt; I refuse to doubt. I never talk defeat; I don't believe in defeat. I never talk about what the Devil is doing; I talk about the works of God.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )