Seems sometimes my mind has exploded into a gazillion tiny thoughts, all pointing in the wrong direction. How do I get back on track? How do I round up all those fragmented, futile thoughts?
Let me direct you to 2 Corinthians 10:4-6; For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Paul teaches us that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but principalities, powers we can’t see. OK, so again, how do I get back on track? How do I keep my thoughts from spilling over into my words and actions? Romans 12:2 talks of renewing our mind, (And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God), but I love Ephesians 5:26 because it shows what the Word of God does; it washes (that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word).
Bottom line, unless you spend time in the Word, using it as a scrub brush to clean away all the gunk left by the news, what we are exposed to, our thought life will continue to explode and grow. Lets remember one thing; as believers, we are not of this world so therefore we must not conform and be like those in this world. We must be like our Father, God. How can we be like someone we don’t know. How can we speak like him, think like him, act like him, be like him. How can we love like him, heal like him, give like him? If we want to capture our thoughts and words, We must study the Father. The more we think on Him, the less we think on other things.
Father, today I will practice what I teach. I will think of the Word to my mind, as dish soap is to my dishes. It’s useless if it remains in the bottle, but if I use it, it does it’s job. So I will trust that Your Word will do it’s perfect work in me, and take the evil imaginations out of my mind and keep them from turning into bad words. I surrender! All of my worries and cares, all of my dreams and plans, every fragmented thought that is a distraction to Your will and ways. I submit my mind to Your keeping today. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.