We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. — 2 Corinthians 10:5-6
I’ve watched impossible feats accomplished by incredible people in shows like Guinness Book Of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. One was this guy who swam for hours in a river of ice and others who walked on a rope from on top of a building, etc. Almost all of them say it’s all in the mind. What they did were risky and if they weren’t focused enough, they could have killed themselves.
Most of our actions and words come from what we feed our minds through what we hear and see. Our parents somehow told us the difference from the right and wrongs and we grew up with them. What we always think becomes us and becomes what we do. If we feed our minds with lustful thoughts, then it’s not too far for us to engage in sin when we are tempted.
The battle is in the mind. Satan intrudes our thoughts very often especially when we’re idle. That’s why it’s very important to spend time wisely. It’s also important to read, understand, memorize, and take to heart God’s Word through the bible. It’s our best defense against the enemy attacks.
Satan says you’re gonna end up a loser in the future? Jeremiah 29:11. Satan says you can’t finish your tasks within the deadline? Philippians 4:13. Satan says you experience bad stuff because you deserve it? Romans 8:28. There are still a lot of discouragements that Satan will throw at us, but the Lord has all the counter attacks. And besides, God already won us on that cross. It’s all in the mind. Let Jesus Christ be in our minds all the time.
Reference: The Power Of Being Thankful