“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
II Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
The battle is in our mind. Truth versus lies. False assumptions verses God’s promises. Negative predictions verses faith. Roots of bitterness, jealously, fear and shame verses the mind of Christ. And though all these strongholds can be overcome by God’s power, how much better if we never let negative thinking get that far. We can, if we follow Paul’s advice and “demolish arguments and every pretence that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Every stronghold begins with a simple thought. We get a negative thought and instead of renouncing it, we make a subtle agreement with it. “God doesn’t care.” “I can’t do it.” We use words like “never, always and every” and instead of renouncing it, we agree. Oh, not a stronghold yet, but if we don’t disagree with the thought, what are we really doing? Soon we begin to ruminate and start to build on the thought. Before you know it we have “set ourself up against the knowledge of God”. God wants us to renounce and correct negative unbiblical thinking. Today, commit your mind to God. Let His Holy Spirit work with your thinking and bring it into alignment with His word.
Father, thank You for Your presence in my life. I commit my thinking to you. Holy Spirit rule in my mind. Help me know and believe Your truth so I can make all my thoughts obedient to Christ.
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