Do you control your thoughts or do your thoughts control your life? Somebody once shared a testimony with the public. She said she has a wild imagination. One day she was driving on a motorway and her imaginations ran wild. Before she knew it, she was driving herself towards a ditch before she got a hold of herself. God saved her that day.
Christians ought always to watch their thoughts. Thoughts can spread out like unguarded ants on a rainy season. Thoughts are supercharged, super fast and super powerful. They can spread like the spider’s web taking prisoner everything that comes to their path. They can drive you to an early grave and they can drive you to a great destiny. Your thoughts really do control your life, it determines your destiny. If carelessly steered in the wrong direction, it leads to disaster. If carefully guarded, it gives life.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things“. Philippians 4:8
Your thoughts should be true, good, pure, lovely, commendable, honourable, excellent and praiseworthy. If for whatever reason your thoughts carry none of these characteristics, you ought to put your thought in check and to the obedience of Christ. You have the power to control your thoughts and to steer your destiny in the right course.
Make a declaration of faith
I declare my thoughts are pure, my thoughts are commendable. I submit my thoughts to the obedience of Christ. My thoughts will no longer defile me. I destroy every argument and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God concerning me. Henceforth, I have the mind of Christ and I will guard my heart with all diligence. This is my declaration.
Philippians 4:8, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, Proverbs 4:23, Philippians 2:5, Matthew 15:11