How much time do you waste thinking about things that might come to pass or about what has already happened? Do you imagine worst-case scenarios or do you imagine highfalutin outcomes? All such thoughts are carnal and of the flesh. Our flesh is at enmity with the Spirit of God.
The Bible tells us in II Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
How do we bring every thought to the obedience of Christ?
Here are five proactive ways found in the Word of God in Psalms 119:9;139:23 KJV:
1. We must pay attention to God’s Word.
“ Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” Psalm 119:9 KJV
2. We must ask God to search our thoughts.
” Search me, O God, and know my heart:
3 . We must ask God to try us (to put our thoughts to the test):
try me, and know my thoughts:
4. We must allow God to examine our hearts and thoughts.
And see if there be any wicked way in me,
5. We must be willing to yield and be led by the Holy Spirit.
and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Will you allow God to search your thoughts today?