I am grateful that I have complete authority over my thoughts. I do not need to entertain negative thoughts. Negative thoughts do not need to get a hold of me and ruin my day. I have authority given to me by Jesus Christ, who has defeated the enemy. The enemy is the father of lies and he only comes to kill, steal, and destroy. He wants to steal my joy and destroy my confidence throughout my day.
2 Corinthians 5:10
“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.”
Isn’t that amazing?! We have the ability to take control of our day! We can change our day around. If we begin our day on “the wrong side of bed”, we can take those thoughts captive, which means we have authority over them. And not only take a hold of them, but also make them obedient to Christ, which is to change them so that they align to the truth of God’s word. But here is the thing, in order for us to change those thoughts to align to God’s word, we need to know God’s word. We need to know what the Word says about who we are in God and who God is in us. This way when thoughts like:
- “You can’t”
- “You have no purpose”
- “You will never make it”
- “It is a bad day”
- “You have made too many bad choices”
We can take them captive, and align them to agree with God’s Word:
- For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
- For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
- The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13
- This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
- For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
Yes! I am grateful that I have full authority over my thoughts. I have the ability to take control and get a hold of them and change them to agree to what God says about me.