Everything begins in the mind. Just a thought can determine your entire day. A thought can make you spiral into something that is hard to control. A thought often leads to a word, which can then lead to an action, and can turn into a lifestyle. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” A thought can be a dangerous thing when left alone. This verse says to take every thought captive. If our thoughts are going to lead to actions and ultimately lifestyles, then we must purify our minds so we can live a life that honors Christ.
We can honor Christ with the way we think. If we train our minds, we will find that it is easier to capture every thought. The first thing we have to do as Christians is to live differently from the world. We have to make sure we are not copying the world as Romans 12:2 says. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” The next thing we have to do is allow God to transform us. Think about the things of God as Philippians 4:8 tells us. When we think about the things of God we allow ourselves to be transformed into the person He wants us to be.
Ask Him to help you take your thoughts captive and transform your heart and mind. He can do miraculous things in your life if you allow Him to take control.