“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
God sees and hears everything. Including the embarrassing, lustful, and twisted thoughts that sometimes wander in our minds. Everything is laid bare for Him to see yet we rarely attempt to take our thoughts captive and deny the wrong things we think. The most private thoughts we are most ashamed of are in His full view. We need to take this part of our lives more seriously. Ask for forgiveness and His help in training your mind to focus on things above. Evil thoughts will always come but it’s our decision to cast it down and replace it. What that means is taking scripture and mediating on it to the point where no evil thought can penetrate. Let His Word, lead your thoughts and emotions. If your mind is continually dwelling and mediating on the Word, then your thoughts will eventually become one with God’s. That’s what He wants for you; to have a mind of Christ. Your mind is what rules your life and out of the heart comes your true intentions. Our minds are continually being bombarded by television channels, images on the internet, and other media outlets that compete for our attention. At times we let them win our attention and our thoughts become captive and consumed. When we eat junk food we are affecting our physical health and it’s the same with our mental health. When we consume mental junk food it is devastating the imagination. It pleases God when we take care of our bodies but it also pleases Him when we take care of what we allow in our minds. The mind must be retrained because our thought life shapes who we become and how we receive what God has to say to us. Cleanse your mind and don’t allow the entertainment of this world to bombard and drown you with its deceptive philosophies. Let God’s Word and voice nourish your mind. If you let God change your thoughts, He can change your life!