Catch Your Thoughts
The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people’s defenses, that is, their arguments and all their intellectual arrogance that oppose the knowledge of God. We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ.
─ 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 GW
What you spend most of your time thinking about eventually becomes what you choose to do; how you act and the direction you go.
When you hear a word, you can’t help but form an image of it in your mind. You visualize it. Think of the word marriage. What do you see? Your picture of marriage is determined by what you think about it. If your experiences of marriage are positive, then your image will be positive. Your neighbor next door may have a completely different image, especially if he or she had negative past experiences when it comes to marriage. Life experiences shape our thoughts, but God’s Word should be the plumb line of how we think about marriage or anything else.
The Apostle Paul said, you are to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. If you study our verses today, Paul was helping the church see the truth of the gospel that was being distorted. The truth was being destroyed around them. Paul is saying help people take captive the intellect and knowledge that opposes the truth of the Gospel.
You can catch your thoughts to make sure they are in alignment with what Scripture teaches.
You become what you think about over an extended period of time. If you think about God’s Word, His truths become the foundation of what you believe, how you make decisions, and the path you follow.
Today’s One Thing
What question do you have for God today? What have you been thinking about most? Do a little research and google “What the Bible says” about that particular thing you’ve been thinking about. Read the Scriptures that pertain to your question. Pray and ask God to reveal His truth to you.