November 23, 2015
II Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
As a missionary or servant of the Lord of any type the biggest battle we fight is in our mind. Spiritual warfare isn’t so much the exciting battles with demons you might imagine. It is much more what is happening in your heart and mind.
We listen to thoughts that are not Biblical. We don’t hear literal voices but we do think crazy things. If we were hearing voices we might be smart enough to know that the voices weren’t us talking to ourselves.
That is the problem. I talk to myself. I repeat a story about myself. I enjoy beating up on myself, doubting myself, and giving me a way out if things go bad.
I am not thinking truth. I am not repeating to myself what God’s Word says about me. I am thinking things that I know aren’t Biblical. I would be quick to tell you not to think like that. I would remind you of the truth. I would tell you to be careful to think good thoughts, right and Biblical.
I just don’t take my own medicine very well. Are you making sure that the thoughts you are thinking and the words you are repeating to yourself are what the Bible says about you? Are you careful to say that what you are thinking is what the Lord Jesus would want you thinking?
I have real problems with this in my own life. I plan to write about it pretty regularly as a means of helping myself obey God. I hope it helps you as well.