“…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Our thoughts and our words stir up emotions on the inside of us. It’s amazing that one little thought, one little reminder of something good or bad can change our whole countenance. Our emotions are so powerful. They can either rejuvenate us or drain us, and they influence whether or not we are going to approach life with a positive or negative attitude. But it all starts with the thoughts in our minds. When we dwell on the wrong things—negative, self-defeating thoughts—it makes us weak and uncertain in our minds. Negative emotions get stirred up, and we waste precious time and energy. But when we dwell on the right things, when we believe God and meditate on His promises, we become strong in our minds. We uplift and encourage ourselves as the Bible commands. Our emotions stay balanced, and we are able to approach life with an attitude of faith and peace.
Let’s take inventory of our thought life. Let’s allow the Word of God make our mind strong. My Evangelical friends say: “Don’t focus on how big your problems are. Focus on how big your God is.” I think they’re right. Let’s focus on God. Let’s get our thoughts and words going in the right direction so we can stand strong in our mind and move forward in the path of purpose God has prepared for us.
Mariana Martinez, Oblate Candidate