It is believed that the average person thinks 30,000 thoughts every day. Imagine how many pages that would fill if written down! How many of those thoughts are negative, discouraging, accusing, and overwhelming? This Scripture verse tells us we MUST take action: "bringing" (lead away). We cannot entertain these thoughts, or they will begin to take root.
How can we bring our thoughts into captivity? A few ways I have learned that are helpful:
• Remove or limit anything I read, see, or hear that promotes negative thoughts. • Choose to think on the good things (replace negative with wholesome). • Take those thoughts to God (prayer). • Use the sword of the Word (find a Scripture that helps me).
The thought life is where most of our battles are fought. The more I work to take every thought "captive," the stronger the walls of my mind become. Thoughts can greatly trouble us, but God has made a way of escape. Thank God for His Word!
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