Today’s Promise

May 15, 2024

You can Take Every Thought Captive

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

Every Thought Captive

Today, we are talking about how you think and how it affects your walk with God.

How you think affects how you live. So now, more than ever, it’s important to control your thinking. To walk in the victory Christ promises, you must control your mind by constantly guarding what you allow in your mind and what you think about.

The Battleground of Your Mind

Most every spiritual battle takes place in the battleground of your mind. Satan deceived Eve by having her question the goodness of God. She allowed those deceptive words free rein in her mind. Those unchecked thoughts turned into rebellion against God.

Every temptation begins in the mind. Every action begins with a thought. Your thoughts are the seeds of action. Every sin begins with a temptation and an uncontrolled thought.

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

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

1. Monitor your thoughts.

Thoughts left to run free 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 what you are thinking is in line with scripture.

2. Capture your thoughts early.

That little thought left unchecked grows and spreads into 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.

An easy way to take your thoughts captive is to ask yourself, “Is what I am thinking about right now honoring Christ?” If not, submit your thoughts to the Lord. Then, change what you are thinking about and allow Jesus to be lord of your thoughts.

4. Redirect Your Thoughts

Your thoughts tend to follow pathways. Once a thought is left unchecked, it goes down the same path it has traveled in the past. Soon that thought has developed a superhighway through your brain. Once started, it goes down the same path each time. Your best plan of attack is to knock the thought off its track by refocusing your attention. 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 renew your mind. 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, you can take every thought captive through the power of the Holy Spirit in you.

Look at that promise one more time.

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

Make these confessions.

  • 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 restrained, just like a prisoner of war.

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How have you taken your thoughts captive? (Share your experience in comments below.) 


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  1. Omer Hughes May 15, 2024 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I have consecrated on the love of Jesus and how he lived and loved and overcame the devil.

  2. Karen May 15, 2024 at 7:18 am - Reply

    By remembering the Promises of God and His Love. 🙏

  3. Bettye williams May 15, 2024 at 9:43 am - Reply

    This Word blessed me this morning. Thank you Lord 🙌👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  4. Travis Johnson May 15, 2024 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Jesus, be Lord of our thoughts.

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