How to Take Every Thought Captive


How do you take every thought captive?

“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.”  2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Scripture says that we have thought sins. We can’t let our thoughts rule unchecked and just think whatever thoughts we feel like thinking. No. Our minds have a doorway, and we are not to let in anything that will cause us to sin.

We are also not to think worthless thoughts that waste our lives. We are to purposely think thoughts that God wants us to think. A good list of what to dwell on is found in Philippians 4:8:

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 ESV

How to Take Every Thought Captive (Video #6)

How can we functionally take our thoughts captive, especially when we are being wounded by someone and are finding ourselves in a position where we need to forgive an unrepentant person? Listen to the video to see how to accomplish this difficult task:

Here is a free audio about this topic: Controlling Your Mind. If you would like to follow my prayer posts, like my Prayer page on Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.

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16 Responses to “How to Take Every Thought Captive”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Thank you for this deep insight. This article reminds me of Ephesians 6:12 “We fight not against flesh and blood…”

    and of course Romans 12 “…but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind..”

    It’s important for us to remember that our minds ARE a spiritual battlefield and we must fight back spiritually to hold on to our sanity and productive state of mind.

    Thank you for your words.

  2. Andrea says:

    and we must be careful of what we see and hear on TV!

  3. Heather says:

    Yes, if we focus on the things God wants us pursuing then we won’t have time for bad sinful thinking. I believe if we are struggling with sinful thinking just praying for it to end can help tremendously.

    • Susan says:

      Yes, if we occupy ourselves in doing what God wants us to be doing, we won’t have as much time to stew on things that are sad in our lives.

  4. Kristi says:

    It is so true!! We have to be deligent and take our thoughts captive or they could very easily lead us astray!

  5. Phillipians 4:8 is such a great standard to set for your thought life.

  6. Carrie says:

    I wonder just how many “worthless thoughts” I have in a day. I imagine the number is astronomical.

  7. Brandi says:

    I cannot agree more that we must remain focused on what God says. His Word will never lead us astray.

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