2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV
(3) For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
(4) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
(5) 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.
"We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." Those are awesome words that the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write!
Even as followers of Christ, our thinking can get way off at times. We give in and start listening to Satan's lies, and doubt begins to creep in. We start to wonder if every thing really is going to work out. We start to think that we just can't make it. That we just can't take any more. That God can't really love us, because we are such a failure. And on and on I could go telling you of the wrong things that we start to think. All lies from the devil by the way.
We have all done it. But there come times when you and I have to do exactly what the verses abouve tell us to do. Take control of our minds!
Anything that sets itself up in our minds, any thought that we are having, that are in opposition to what we know is true about God and His love for us, needs to be demolished! Smashed! Destroyed!
Take back your mind! By the power of the Holy Spirit, choose to take every thought captive! Conquer them in Christ's name and by His power! Remember that what God says in His word is true and decide to believe it above all else!
Satan is trying to set up his strongholds in your mind. He wants to control the way you think, so that you will live in fear, doubt, and despair.Stop right now, and through the power of prayer and by the help of the Holy Spirit, began demolition! Get your thinking under the control. Under the control of the Holy Spirit, and in submission to the Word of God.
You will be glad you did! Because victory awaits you...