Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lies

The other day I was bombarded - beat down by the lines that played tirelessly in my head. They were lies and I knew it, but the tears came just the same. In no time at all I felt unraveled, and it made me mad. I was in church, of all places. I was in church, and I felt trapped under the heavy weight of self doubt. Scrambling, I wrote a note to my husband about the all consuming madness in my head. He wrote back, "Tell Satan to take a hike."

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5

How often do you do battle against the lies that Satan plants in your mind? I wish I could say that I'm over it - that I have this whole thought life thing all figured out - but the truth is I battle. A lot.

So what does this battling look like? How do we "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ?" It's very "spiritual" of us to quote scripture and say we're doing battle with Satan in our thought lives, but what does this taking captive every thought really look like?

Here's how I picture it:
1. A thought comes into our minds.

2. "Hold that thought." Take it captive. Why? Because we need to make sure we are only allowing Truth to pass through the threshold of our minds. This step has to be intentional. Just as we don't let just anyone who approaches our door come into our homes, neither should we let every thought walk through the door of our
minds.

3. Hold the thought up to the Light of God's Word. Is it sound? Does it line up with the Truth of God's Word? If it does, then by all means let it in. But if it doesn't, bind that thought up and throw it away. It has no place in the mind of a child of the King. (Quoted from my study, The Wardrobe of Christ)

Can you see how important it is that we know what's lining the pages of our Bibles? When we take the time to wallpaper our minds with His Word, the Spirit of God will enable us to recognize Truth and decipher it from the lies. It's our single best defense against the lies of the evil one.

Today's challenge: Be more intentional today about your thought life ... that means you have to take time to think about what you are thinking about. How do your thoughts measure up to the Truth in God's Word?

4 comments:

Remy said...

Love this! I am going to need a copy of that study too! So proud of you and the work God is doing through you!

Carrie Rogers said...

Thanks Remy. Get a group of girls together to do the study. I think you would like going through it with some friends :)
Hugs to you, my friend!

sarah mckee said...

I had to re-read this. Oh how this speaks to me. Thank you!

Carrie Rogers said...

Sarah - You have been so sweet to talk back to me. I love that. Thank YOU! God is so good to bring our paths back together through this. It makes me smile more than you know.

Post a Comment

 
Designed by Tidal Wave | All Rights Reserved