Controlling Your Thought Life

Do you struggle with your thought life? Do you find yourself having discouraging thoughts? Or, thinking bad things?
If you do, you certainly aren’t alone. I think everyone struggles with their thought life at times. Paul talked about this.
In II Corinthians 10:5, Paul writes, “We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” Paul is saying that every time a bad thought pops up in our minds, we have to seize it. Right then and there, we have to pray silently “Father, forgive me and not let that thought grow in my mind.”
Our thoughts are powerful. Think about it… everything that exists today began as a thought. When you hear of a school shooting or a mass killing taking place… that horrible, terrible act began as a thought in someone’s mind but instead of seizing the thought, it grew.
On the other hand, our thoughts can lead us to do great things. Every building you see… every house you see… every business you see… began as a thought. Many of us have an iphone or an android phone. They have become a part of our lives. But twenty years ago, those phones didn’t exist. They began as a thought in someone’s mind.
Be aware of your thoughts. If a bad thought pops into your mind, Seize it. ask the Lord to forgive you.
Chuck Swindoll has said, “Our minds are like a hotel lobby; lots of people come in but you don’t have to give everyone of them a room.”
Today, seize the bad thoughts and ask the Lord to help you focus on the good.

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