"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." 2 Corinthians 10:5
This verse means more and more to me as time goes on! I learned it in high school, but apparently I am NOT finished learning how to apply it. All too often I find myself allowing my thoughts to run wildly out of control, assuming everything that floats through my head is absolute truth.
BUT IT'S NOT! Just because you think something...doesn't mean it's true!
Here are some thoughts I've had to battle:
You're never going to figure this out.
You're not doing enough.
You're not making any difference.
And while I haven't provided context for the above thoughts, you can probably imagine they surface in a variety of arenas: physical exercise, self-control with eating habits, homeschooling, ministry...the list goes on and on.
Anyone else have daily battles inside your own minds?!
No matter what our personal goals are in this season of life, I've learned one of the MOST important steps is to get our minds in the right place. As a Christian, for me that means digging into God's Word and speaking truth over myself. How can I pour out truth into my children's hearts and minds if I'm allowing my own untrue thoughts to run me into the ground?!
What are some ways you take your thoughts captive?