In order for us to effectively retain God‚Äôs Word and deflect Satan‚Äôs influence we must develop a mind screen. Satan will take every opportunity to remind us of past sins to prevent our spiritual growth or to stop us talking to others about making Godly choices. We must combat his attempts to thwart our sanctification by being alert to his activities. When those self-doubting thoughts enter our mind we must immediately say ‚ÄúNo‚ÄĚ to their attempt to take control of our well being. Once we learn to recognize them for what they are, we can change our thoughts by the Holy Spirit‚Äôs help to bring in thoughts that Paul informs us of in Philippians 4:8-9.