It seems my mind is one of the enemy’s most favored access points. Oh so subtly he enters. I allow him somehow to steal the thousands of memories of God’s faithfulness, and somehow replace them with memories that flood my heart with fear and doubt. It’s hard for me to admit and realize that I have allowed him to do this. But if the Word of God is my standard, than than this is the simple yet hard truth. I think so often when it comes to my mind I can be passive. Yet Paul’s stance towards these little thoughts is the quite the opposite, “we take captive every thought to make it obedience to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5) Today, I was struck by a quote from Beth Moore, “We also have an enemy who wants to return us to the places God called us to leave.” For me these “places” are often doubts I allow my brain to re-circulate. How often do we allow our thoughts to drift back to places where Christ has already won the victory?
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4
In Christ, we have the victory. May we fight to take a hold of this divine power, and overcome this battle for our minds!
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3