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Captive Thoughts

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

If your life is out of control, it's very likely that your mind is the problem. Often the most unhealthy part of a person is their mind and thought life. People entertain negative thoughts that often lead to depression. Or, some people think of themselves more highly than they ought to think. We justify an unbridled thought life because, after all, no one knows what you are thinking unless you tell them. It is easy to keep secret the bad habits of the mind. Yet, eventually an undisciplined mind will come to fruition.

Solomon reminds us that "As (a man) thinketh in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7)

2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us to “bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

Beware of thinking on things that inhibit your spiritual growth or hinder your relationship with others. Instead, capture your thoughts. Take captive every thought into the obedience of Christ. Start now developing your mental muscles. You choose what you ruminate on. Choose to "abhor that which is evil and cleave to that which is good." If you do, you’ll be glad you did, and so will the people in your life.


The above article was written by James C. Johnson and he is the Pastor of NorthStone Baptist Church in Pensacola. To offer him your feedback, comment below or email him at

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