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Old 04-19-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5


As I was driving to work yesterday i was going thru my normal mind wonderings between bills, the weekend, my job, how much my boss was or has been getting on my nerves, and this scripture kept popping into my head, no not the whole scripture but the part about "holding every thought captive."
And then i realized something, some of the negative things that get me down, Ive let them in. Instead of thinking them and letting them go, I had chosen to dwell on them, and well to be honest they were getting me down.

Today is a new start for me in this area, if a thought comes in that is negative, or doesnt line up with what God says, Im gonna hold it captive, and not dwell on it, and turn the negative into a postive and make it line up with the word of God. Im gonna start laying all that negative junk at Gods feet, because this week three times..not just once but three times this week that ive done this, God has turned the situation around for me.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I like that ...I hope I can do the same. :-)
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: NC
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Thanks for sharing. God bless.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: In bucolic TN
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'Thought-stopping' or 'containing' information are great tools. It seems like it's worked for you. Nice testimony.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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Thanks Arguy, such good advice..
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5


As I was driving to work yesterday i was going thru my normal mind wonderings between bills, the weekend, my job, how much my boss was or has been getting on my nerves, and this scripture kept popping into my head, no not the whole scripture but the part about "holding every thought captive."
And then i realized something, some of the negative things that get me down, Ive let them in. Instead of thinking them and letting them go, I had chosen to dwell on them, and well to be honest they were getting me down.

Today is a new start for me in this area, if a thought comes in that is negative, or doesnt line up with what God says, Im gonna hold it captive, and not dwell on it, and turn the negative into a postive and make it line up with the word of God. Im gonna start laying all that negative junk at Gods feet, because this week three times..not just once but three times this week that ive done this, God has turned the situation around for me.
Wow...good one! Does this post ever hit home!!! I too have struggled with a "loose cannon on the deck" boss. It would be so easy to entertain negative thoughts about him. I find that things work out way better overall if I pray for him. No, it's not easy. In fact, I just about have to force myself to pray, because my carnal mind, with it's negative thinking, would rather entertain thoughts of him "getting tarred and feathered", or "falling off a 100-story building", or something similar. The old nature keeps wanting to entertain possible actions like "I could do this to him", or "I could do that to him". No, we are to lay those thoughts aside, at the Lord's feet. Pray, and then just forget it. Let God handle it. Besides, somewhere in the Bible it says "vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord...". Don't try to steal away God's vengeance. You are nowhere near as good at it, as He is....
What does holding a thought "captive" mean? I think it means you don't let a thought take control of your actions. Once a thought controls you, the next thing that happens is the tongue is telling others "all about it". Then it is generally too late to take it captive...because it's running loose and out the door...and doing whatever it is that it's going to do.

Bud
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5


As I was driving to work yesterday i was going thru my normal mind wonderings between bills, the weekend, my job, how much my boss was or has been getting on my nerves, and this scripture kept popping into my head, no not the whole scripture but the part about "holding every thought captive."
And then i realized something, some of the negative things that get me down, Ive let them in. Instead of thinking them and letting them go, I had chosen to dwell on them, and well to be honest they were getting me down.

Today is a new start for me in this area, if a thought comes in that is negative, or doesnt line up with what God says, Im gonna hold it captive, and not dwell on it, and turn the negative into a postive and make it line up with the word of God. Im gonna start laying all that negative junk at Gods feet, because this week three times..not just once but three times this week that ive done this, God has turned the situation around for me.
Thanks;
For the kind reminder,
God Bless You
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5


As I was driving to work yesterday i was going thru my normal mind wonderings between bills, the weekend, my job, how much my boss was or has been getting on my nerves, and this scripture kept popping into my head, no not the whole scripture but the part about "holding every thought captive."
And then i realized something, some of the negative things that get me down, Ive let them in. Instead of thinking them and letting them go, I had chosen to dwell on them, and well to be honest they were getting me down.

Today is a new start for me in this area, if a thought comes in that is negative, or doesnt line up with what God says, Im gonna hold it captive, and not dwell on it, and turn the negative into a postive and make it line up with the word of God. Im gonna start laying all that negative junk at Gods feet, because this week three times..not just once but three times this week that ive done this, God has turned the situation around for me.
Great post arguy! God's mighty weapons, prayer, faith, hope, love, His Word, the Holy Spirit are powerful.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: On a road heaven bound !
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The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5


As I was driving to work yesterday i was going thru my normal mind wonderings between bills, the weekend, my job, how much my boss was or has been getting on my nerves, and this scripture kept popping into my head, no not the whole scripture but the part about "holding every thought captive."
And then i realized something, some of the negative things that get me down, Ive let them in. Instead of thinking them and letting them go, I had chosen to dwell on them, and well to be honest they were getting me down.

Today is a new start for me in this area, if a thought comes in that is negative, or doesnt line up with what God says, Im gonna hold it captive, and not dwell on it, and turn the negative into a postive and make it line up with the word of God. Im gonna start laying all that negative junk at Gods feet, because this week three times..not just once but three times this week that ive done this, God has turned the situation around for me.
Thank you for this post... it is a confirmation for me.
Yes, I have learned a lot lately how in our wills when we permit are thoughts to dwell on things out of God's will how we usely will end up taking matters into our own hands. And sometimes we don't realize we are doing this until the Holy Spirit comes instantly with the word to deliver us from those thoughts that come only to kill, steal and destroy God's peace in our lives.

And yes when we listen to the Lord as He brings His word to us and we obey it how He does turn it all around for us.

Disciplining our minds and will is a moment to moment task. But just as I have learned we don't realize how much garbage comes in until we start learning to discipline our minds and taking captive our thoughts and making them obedient unto Christ Jesus.


Blessings to you!
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:44 PM
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Location: Seek Jesus while He can still be found!
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Thumbs up WONDERFUL thread Arguy1973!!!

I absolutely LOVE it ! I had left the Christianity forum due to all the fighting, bickering and nonsensical threads (imo ) and I'm so HAPPY to return and see a thread like this that is uplifting, encouraging and based on scripture (at least in my Bible )!

Thanks for making my Sunday afternoon !

Blessings ALL

~HDL~
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