Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV); For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Science informs us that about 70,000 thoughts race through a man’s mind every day. It is also said that 70 to 80% of those thoughts are negative.
With such drastic statistics, it is little wonder that many people are depressed, discouraged, anxious, suicidal and generally fed up with life.
God understands the power of thought. In Proverbs 23:7, the Bible says as a man thinks, so he is. Our lives are a creation of our thoughts. For many Christians, their minds are an endless stream of unconscious realities with conscious consequences.
Paul, in our theme scripture tells us that it is important to master your thought life.
You must learn to bring thoughts into captivity and ensure that they are obedient to truth. Bringing them into captivity means arresting them.
If a thought on your incompetence at a task wanders into your mind, ARREST it and tell yourself that you have the ability of Christ and can do all things! If a thought on illness dances its way across your mind, be very quick to grab it by the neck before it proceeds on its unmerry way to imagining you in a hospital bed and eventually a coffin. ARREST IT!
Exercise yourself to block out all manner of negative thoughts.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 23:7, Philippians 4:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: You must learn to bring thoughts into captivity and ensure that they are obedient to truth. Exercise yourself to block out all manner of negative thoughts.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for today’s word. Thank You for opening my mind in a deeper sense to the power of my thoughts. I understand that the more I am exposed to spiritual realities, the more powerful my thoughts become. I receive this wisdom You have shared with great humility and apply it with even greater diligence because I know what is at stake, in Jesus’ name, Amen.