A Prayer to Cease Spiraling Ideas – YDP – October 2
By: Alisha Headley
“We demolish arguments and each pretension that units itself up in opposition to the data of God, and we take captive each thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:5
Have you ever ever had a considered one thing small after which that thought spirals into the worst-case state of affairs and earlier than it, you’ve created a whole story in your thoughts that’s utterly false from the truth you might be in?
I actually have. And I’ve observed a pattern that always, ideas take me captive slightly than me taking them captive, and subsequent factor I do know, I’m on a wild huge of spiraling ideas. From there, these ideas flip into motion.
A thought out of concern for instance, might spiral right into a perception that your scenario is manner worse than it’s, main you to determine to behave primarily based on a concern that got here from a easy thought. And ideas my mates, will not be actual. A thought shouldn’t be tangible, but we will flip it into an precise actuality by our actions if we enable our ideas to spiral.
So how can we cease the thought earlier than it spirals into motion? In as we speak’s verse, Paul knew that the Corinthians might simply be led away from the reality of the gospel, identical to we may be simply led astray by one thought ourselves. He inspired them to tug down these ideas which were established of their minds that’s something aside from reality, by making each thought obedient to Christ.
To take each thought captive, we should first pay attention to our ideas. The enemy is loving the tradition we’re in as we speak as a result of we dwell in a world filled with distractions the place ideas are thrown at us at each flip with out even recognizing it. We should get up and go searching and take note of the ideas we enable in our minds. We should guard and shut the gates to our minds and kick out the ideas that not belong there.
In case you are feeling anxious, ask your self what the thought behind that feeling is and kick it out. In case you are feeling overwhelmed, insecure, unhappy, offended, or afraid – take the time to get determine the by that’s behind the rationale you’re feeling this fashion. And take that thought and make it obedient to Christ. Give up it to Him, releasing it into His palms. That is one thing we as believers might observe each day, hourly, and typically minute by minute.
However keep in mind, we’ve the facility to demolish these ideas filled with lies from the enemy, so rise up, and be victorious kicking any ideas out that aren’t from the Lord, and start to be the one which takes over spiraling ideas earlier than they take over you.
Thanks, Lord, that you just didn’t depart us empty-handed to roam this earth aimlessly. Thanks in your Phrase that you just left us with. Thanks for Scripture and the reward of the Holy Spirit to information us. And we thanks for as we speak’s verse from Paul reminding us that we’ve the facility to demolish all of the lies we’ve believed that depart us spiraling. Lord, we ask that you’d immediate us to a full consciousness of what we let enter our thoughts. Assist us in these moments of fleeting ideas getting into our thoughts, to discern whether or not they’re a reality or a lie. Deliver to our consideration a number of the actions we’ve completed in our life because of a thought that doesn’t glorify you and your reality. Forgive us for these instances we’ve believed ideas that aren’t from you, slightly than imagine in your reality. We ask in your power to rid ourselves of all of the ideas which can be lies, so we will fill ourselves up with extra of your reality. We love you, Lord and put our ideas on you and your goodness.
In Jesus’ Title,