Proverbs says, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he”. This verse so aptly applies to the trap the enemy tries to set up for each one of us. Our thinking is the key to how we live our life. If we think we are a victim we allow the enemy to permeate our thoughts with a victim mentality then that is how we will live. We will feel as if everybody is against us. Things are never our fault and we never take personal responsibility for our actions if we have a victim mentality. That is just one example of how important our thought life is.
The trap is when we don’t pay attention to what we think. We must take our thoughts captive before they take us captive. How we fight our battles are not with mere human weapons but we use the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome thought patterns and ways of thinking that will destroy us. The enemy will always take you farther that you were willing to go and will always make you pay more than you can afford. How does he do this? Lies, Lies, Lies.
The only way to know a lie is a lie is to know the truth. You don’t study a lie to know a lie you study the truth and when a lie creeps in you see it for what it is and you use the weaponry God has given you to battle it.
This week Pastor Allen shares several ways that we can use to not fall victim to the trap when it comes to our thinking.