Our thoughts can hold us captive. Especially if we are among those who suffer with anxiety. Even if you don’t, Satan often attacks us by placing negative thoughts in our minds. Thoughts that are far from God’s truth.
What are we to do about them?
Paul gives us instructions in a couple places in Scripture about what to do with our wayward thoughts. First, in 2 Corinthians 10:5, he instructs that in our war against Satan, “we destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” Second, he reminds us in Ephesians 6, just who our enemy is, and where we find our truth:
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17, NLT
I am a follower of Christ, and I am a pastor; but I am most certainly NOT immune to the attacks of Satan. In fact, I am probably more susceptible to his schemes because I am a servant for Christ. Something he can’t stand. Satan’s game he plays with me happens to be in my head.
So, I devised a plan some time ago to suit up with God’s word daily. So I could combat the lies the devil tried to throw at me so frequently.
Below you will find a tool for you to use with some common lies Satan tells me, and the truth straight from His Word that God wants me to know instead. Place this where you can be reminded of the truth about you daily. Where you can go to war, and be ready for battle each and every day and defeat the enemy who wants you to believe otherwise!!
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