Kick Your Negative Thoughts Off the Throne!


The Bible encourages you to “cast down arguments” and “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

“Oh, I’m dumb…!” “And what if I don’t get well?” “I’m afraid of failing.” “I’ll be in want all my life.” 

Negative thoughts are devourers. They devour your joy and your peace. They devour your health, too, your relationships ... And if you don’t do anything about it, they can settle in for good and do terrible damage. 

But be assured, there is a solution: you can dethrone these thoughts! The Bible encourages you to “cast down arguments” and “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” It’s what we read here: “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (see 2 Corinthians 10:5).  

What do you do when negative thoughts come and settle in your mind? Do you let yourself be invaded? Or do you run these thoughts through the filter of the Word of God and His will for you? 

Know that it’s not your negative thoughts that direct you ... you are the one who decides where they have to go! You can banish these negative thoughts, chase them away, and then choose to not leave an empty place in their wake! 

In fact, so that these thoughts don’t return, they must be replaced. 😊 So the Bible encourages us to fix our gaze on Jesus. Look at Him. Remind yourself, again and again, that at the cross, He brought back the victory...over everything! 

Keep these things at the forefront of your mind: 

  • His promises for your life (see the Bible, Psalm 105:8 and Psalm 119:114) 
  • His unconditional love for you (see Jeremiah 31:3) 
  • His plans of joy for each of your days (see Job 22:21) 

Today, don’t let negative thoughts destabilize and undermine you ... dethrone them in Jesus’s name! May your thoughts be filled with Christ!

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