Thursday, June 16, 2011

Taking Thoughts Captive

My sister Noel and I were talking today about "not thinking about things" and how hard it is not to think about something that you are thinking about (ok, did that make any sense at all?). When we, as Christians try not to think a bad thought, or think on something that we really shouldn't be dwelling on, we tend to find ourselves dwelling on it even more. Why? I think it's because "we" are the one "trying" to get rid of the thought.

The Bible says in 2 Cor. 10:3-5 " For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,  casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ," you see, we aren't the ones who are suppose to try to get rid of those thoughts. We are suppose to take them captive and give them to Christ.

I have noticed that when I try something in my own strength it never works, and believe me I am not a wimpy girl and it takes a lot for me to ask for help. I will do as much as possible before I go for help...so this is something that is very hard for me to do. God shows us through 2 Cor. 12:9-10 that only through weakness can we recieve His strength and how I have seen it, I can only realize after I have worn myself down to the weakest person that I could be before I hand it over to Christ saying humbly "take it LORD".

So now instead of trying to "not think about something" I am going to take it captive and give it to Christ...He is the only one who can get it out of my mind...and I don't have to worry about it anymore.