Today 2 Corinthians 10:5 ran through my head “…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

No one warned me as to how much of a fight it would be to keep my mind pure from the thoughts that once hunted me throughout my entire life. Let’s be honest earlier this week. Today started like no other, got up early as I normally do about 4am, drove to work and ended up at cubicle 2916 as I have done for over 2 years. From what I thought, I was pretty normal; except for a weird, yet scary dream I had that night. I won’t get into details about it.

As I sat at my desk preparing for the day, my coworkers were indulged in their YouTube funnies. They were laughing, joking and just being their normal selves. However, I started to feel an old emotion tapping at my left shoulder reminding me of how much they annoy me each day and their fakeness! As that feeling was knocking, another tap occurred on my right shoulder and then another and another. And before I knew it, frustration, irritation, anger, low self-esteem, hopelessness, and anxiety were all dancing around me trying to figure out who would jump in or get invited in first.

Within almost an instant, hopelessness began to ease its sneaky emotion in first. I felt the word “hope” moving in and waiting right behind its sneaky little suffix “lessness” trying to creep its way in too. However, at the moment, I did something different. The old me would have said, come on in, sit with me, devour me. But this day, I went to Youtube and found Mandisa Overcomer song. As I listened, I went to my emergency kit saved in my Favorites on my computer. It’s a blog that I go to from time to time that has very powerful scriptures that speak to my heart.

http://www.mymomlife.com/blog/my-spiritual-life/motivation-encouragement-bible-verses/

As I read each scripture and rocked to Overcomer, I began to feel hopelessness being forced out and taking its little minions with it. I got up from my desk and walked to the restroom. As I was walking, I felt like I had been in a boxing match. I thought “why is it such a fight to keep your mind pure and at peace. No one warned me that it would be a fight. It’s like every day, minute, and second a negative emotion is waiting to take me down and I have to literal fight to keep myself positive and at peace. Literal, I have to “Fight for my Life”!  The life that God said that he came to give me in John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

As I was doing my business in the restroom, 2 Corinthians 10:5 came to mind “…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” It was like someone hit me in the head with a baseball. I thought “Wow, so it is like we are in a boxing ring trying to protect our thoughts. We are protecting our hearts and minds from the tricks of Satan and in order to protect ourselves, we must fight and that means taking down every thought, capturing it and hitting it with what the Word of God says.

Once I realized this, I left out of that restroom with a new found joy in knowing that God has my back and I am not fighting my battles, but the Lord is….All I can say to that is Amen!!!!

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  1. kemberlii says:

    Thanks so much for liking my 1st blog. Just the fact that you took time out to read it has really encouraged me and confirms that God is in this. Thanks again!

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  2. jdoub says:

    Thank you so much for this thought provoking message! God Speed!!!

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  3. Jdoub says:

    Hello! From your biggest fan!!!!

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  4. Emmanuella says:

    Amen. Paul said : «Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, Hebrews 4:11», and we ought to «fight the good fight of faith, 1 thim 6:12». It is all about believing that Jesus only can save us, and therefore, letting him save us. Keep the faith, for this is what Jesus will come to look for when he returns, as he himself said « When the son of man will come back, will he find the faith on earth?» Yes, He will find it in me, you and in all the other who would have fight for it by the grace which is in Jesus only . Amen

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