Our actions, emotions, and beliefs are a direct result of our thoughts. If we have a negative mindset, there is a good chance we will have a negative life.
This emphasizes that God wants us to think more carefully about what we think because He knows that our minds are both a powerful resource and a battlefield.
When we listen to God and his word our minds and thoughts are a resource to think, speak and believe for amazing, wonderful things.
However, our minds can also become the battlefield where the devil and his demons attack by whispering and murmuring unbelief, doubts, fear, strife, anger, and anything else they can think of to get us off track and thinking about negative evil and hopelessness.
We can spend far too much time entertaining thoughts that are not of God, which then causes us to have problems we were never meant to face, such as fear, doubts, anger, and anxiety.
Instead of struggling under these negative forces, God wants us to challenge and take captive every thought that disagrees with His Word and the revelation He has given us. God has given us the keys to combat this assault on our minds. He instructs us in His word to take every thought captive, which rises against who God is and what He has said about Himself, our relationship with Him, and our futures.
Today I encourage you to use the God-given authority you have been given to bring the battle in your mind under control. Take every negative, fearful, unbelieving, contrary word captive and replace it with what God says about you.
"The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10" 4-5)
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7)
Prayer: Lord, I'm taking captive every negative thought that rises up against the knowledge and truth of who you are and who I am in you. Please help me to stand today on your word and begin to think and declare only what you say about my circumstances, relationships and future. In Jesus name Amen.