“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:5
Have you ever noticed there are days when taking every thought captive requires linebacker tackling skills?
Take every thought captive.
Those four words have been on my heart quite a bit lately. My family has entered a season of uncertainty. There are many unknowns looming and I catch my mind (more often than normal) running away from me like an unruly child not listening to the wise parent telling her “just hold my hand, don’t dart out into oncoming traffic, and I’ll get you safely across the road.”
Lately, because of these future changes, I have had the picture of either a football linebacker or a MMA wrestler come to mind in an effort to “take every thought captive”. I picture this strong, athletic man knocking the thought off its feet and pinning it securely to the ground.
Then, I will often think of this verse…
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
The thought has been captured. I make my way back over to my Father who has been calling out to me to come back. I take His hand and we make our way across the busy intersection.
And, as proof that I do struggle with taking every thought captive…here is the image that popped into my mind as I thought about crossing large busy intersections without my Heavenly Father leading the way.