When we read 2 Corinthians 10:5, many of us have a hard time believing that we can take our thoughts captive. We have spent our entire lives allowing our thoughts to have free reign. For most of our lives, our thoughts have imprisoned us. Christ-centered recovery involves learning how to discipline our thinking so that we are not the ones being held hostage.
Capturing every thought should not be reactive. We can’t wait until certain thoughts enter our thinking and then try to tame them. There are things we can do that will help us be more proactive in our thought lives. We pay attention to the things we read, all entering our brains through our sight. We must also intentionally decide to only listen to music that is uplifting and brings us into a relationship with Christ.
We also need to focus on the people we have in our lives. An old saying in recovery is, “Stick with winners.” Winners are encouraging and supportive. They don’t get caught up in gossip or tearing others down. We have to surround ourselves with people who are serious about their relationships with Christ. Our thoughts come from what we allow to enter our minds. Negative input means we will have negative thoughts. Capturing every thought involves being proactive. Like horses, our thoughts are easier to manage when they have been tamed.
Written by Jackell.