WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
Did you know that your thoughts are not your own?
I was surprised to learn this truth, but it has been
one of the most liberating things in my Christian
Once I began to guard my thought life, it brought
me into a deeper walk with the Lord. Why?
Because we think our thoughts are our own and
we never question them.
The truth is that our enemy
invades our thoughts by projecting his thoughts
into our minds. If we are unaware of his tactics
we find ourselves doing ungodly things.
In Matthew 16:21-23 (TPT)
Jesus was explaining to His disciples what was to come.
He tells them about his upcoming death. But Peter
pulled Jesus aside and said to Him "God forbid, Master!
spare yourself. You must never let this happen to you!"
Jesus responded with a sharp rebuke:
"Get out of my way, you Satan! You are an offense to me,
Because your thoughts are only filled with man's viewpoints
and not the ways of God."
Jesus' words shocked Peter for he was only trying to protect
his Savior. He was unaware that the enemy was capable of invading our thought life - Most of us are unaware of this tactic!
2 Corinthians 10:5 (Amplified Bible 1987)
Victory over our thought life comes when
". . . we lead every thought and purpose away captive into
the obedience of Christ."
Don't feel as if you should obey every thought just because you have
a thought. NO! RESIST UNGODLY thoughts!
So be aware! WATCH WHAT YOU ARE THINKING!