Sometimes I have horrible thoughts. Absolutely awful. About people. About someone in particular. About a situation. About myself. I have even had them about God sometimes. The kind of thoughts you would not want anyone to know. The kind of thoughts that make you feel ashamed, guilty, embarrassed, ridiculous, foolish, crazy, etc. Can you relate?
Used to be I automatically spoke and acted on those thoughts in my heart. I would say something terrible to someone. I would do something mean. I would act selfishly. I would try to hurt myself. I would distance myself from God.
Whatever the case may be, I allowed the horrible thoughts to rule and reign in my heart whereby inevitably my words and actions reflected them. Can you relate to this as well?
Please join me in learning to handle these horrible thoughts the right way. God’s way. God wants us to take ALL thoughts captive including those horrible ones! To what? To obeying Him!
In other words, if the thoughts do not line up with the Bible, with His ways and His will for us, we need to get rid of them. And our thoughts, words, and actions need to reflect God and His will for us instead. Plain and simple, we need to be thinking, speaking, and acting in obedience to God!
Please don’t be discouraged if in reading this message you realize you have been allowing horrible thoughts to rule and reign in your heart and to manifest in your words and actions.
Instead, be encouraged that God in His love and mercy when we cry out to Him and turn to Him and surrender to Him and the Bible will teach, help, enable, and empower us to have the right thoughts, words, and actions. Ones that are pleasing, honoring, and glorifying to Him, amen!
“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.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 NKJV
What should we think about instead of having those horrible thoughts?
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8 NKJV