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Many Christians struggle with this issue, especially in our highly technological world, but taking control of our thoughts is essential. Proverbs 4:23 states, "Above all else, guard your heart, for...
Taking control over your thoughts is also a spiritual warfare. Therefore, it should also be handled spiritually. Let's look at what Paul says to the Corinthians in 2Cor.10 : 3-6 " For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. V4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. V5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion that raised against the knowledge of God, and TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE TO OBEY CHRIST, V6 being ready to punish every disobedience when your obedience is complete. An evil thought is a stronghold, an argument and a lofty opinion trying to make you disobey God. Therefore, you can take it captive and bring to the obedience of Christ because at the mention of the name of Jesus, every knee must bow. There are three steps to this warfare, 1) It demolishes what is opposed to CHRIST; 2) It leads captive; 2) It brings into obedience of Christ. (Rom 1:5, 16:26) The overall power in this warfare is however in verse 6. Your own obedience must be complete. True knowledge of God will make men humble.Where there is exaltation of self, there the true knowledge of God is wanting. Your readiness to obey God is the key.
Are you a Christian? If so, HE takes control of your thoughts as you yield to Him. If you are having difficulty in your thought life, then you need to spend more time with Him. The old sinful nature produces unusual, uhhealthy, difficult thoughts. As a Christian you have access to God through the Holy Spirit. Turn your thought life over to Him.
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