What thought rises up to betray you? Like a Spiritual TSA agent- we must stand guard protecting the gateway of our mind and be on the watch. For every sin first began with a "harmless" thought. When a thought has time to breed , it manifests its ugly head with words, then deeds and before long it has built up fortification (habits) and ultimately leads to our isolation and even desolation. The Apostle Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 10 that though we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh! You see, we really need to better understand who our real enemy is! Once we know that it isn't the mean person at the office, or an ex- friend, etc. Then and only then will we have the winning strategy to overcome and walk victoriously! Why? Because we will know how to fight back and resist. In verse 4 of chapter 10 Paul says:" for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely POWERFUL for the destruction of fortresses (strongholds bad habits and patterns) What and who poses our greatest threat as believers in Christ? Well let's see what Paul says: Verse 5: " we are destroying speculations, and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, we are taking EVERY thought captive to the obedience of Christ. The thoughts are spiritual darts aimed right at our vulnerabilities.. We need to be vigilant in recognizing them and inspecting where they came from before letting them destroy us!
Let's take a moment to read Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Thanks for letting me share. God bless you. Randy Young