June 26, 2019

Today’s Promise

I Am Taking Every Thought Captiver

2 Corinthians 10:5

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

One of the most frequent battlegrounds for spiritual warfare is your mind.

Just as Satan deceived Eve through his words, Satan is always whispering deception and lies into your ears.

Your thoughts are the beginnings of actions. Every sin begins with a thought. Every temptation begins in the mind.

Because you have the mind of Christ, you have the power to control your thoughts. God commands you to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 

Here are five things to remember about bringing every thought captive.

1. Monitor your thoughts.

Thoughts left to run freely, rarely produce positive results. How many times has a simple little thought taken you down a path of disobedience? Check your thoughts to make sure that what you are thinking is in line with scripture.

2. Capture your thoughts early.

That little thought left unchecked grows and spreads to actions and habits. Before you know it, that small thought becomes the focus of your thinking. Capture your thoughts early before they grow into habits.

3. Submit your thoughts

A great question to ask your self is, “Is what I am thinking right now honoring to Christ?” If not, submit it to the Lord and allow Him to lead your thinking.

4. Redirect Your Thoughts

Our thoughts tend to follow pathways. Once a thought goes unchecked it goes down that same path it has traveled before. Soon the thought has developed a superhighway through in your brain. Once started it goes the same direction each time. The best attack is to knock it off its track by thinking of something else. Redirecting your thoughts is often the fastest way to take them captive.

5. Transform Your Thinking

Meditating, or thinking about God’s word is a powerful way to build a godly mindset. Read God’s Word daily, then think about what you read throughout the day. Allow God’s word to transform your thinking.

As followers of Christ, we can take captive every thought.

Look at that promise again.

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:5

Confess this with me.

I have the mind of Christ in me.
I am taking every thought captive.
I am capturing every wrong thought early.
I am transforming my mind by dwelling on God’s Word.

In Jesus Name,

Every thought that takes you away from walking in obedience to Christ must be captured and retained just like a prison of war. 

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Is it easy or difficult for you to take captive your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.


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  1. Ashlyn June 26, 2019 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Thank you Pastor Billy for all that you have done in accordance to what the Lord has asked you to “Step Up In Faith.”
    I have been truly blessed, by being reminded about my thoughts!
    Satan is out to destroy us, our marriages, our families and our relationships.
    God bless,

    • Billy Taylor June 26, 2019 at 11:06 am - Reply

      I am so excited that this is a blessing to you.

  2. Alesia Robinson June 26, 2019 at 8:29 am - Reply

    It is often difficult for to take my thoughts captive. When I do, I’m blessed. Just have to remember that I have to . Praying for me take each negative thought captive early and not give them a vhance to linger.

  3. Tim June 26, 2019 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Difficult for me right now. Struggling with focus and discipline. I need to do better at identifying thoughts early and holding them captive. Please pray for my success in this.

    • Billy Taylor June 26, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Tim, I’m praying for your today. It’s a battle that can be won.

  4. Peter July 10, 2019 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Thank you Pastor. Much needed this morning.

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