Captive…

I’ve spent most of my life controlled by my own mind and thoughts. Hearing things and believing every word, no matter if true or false. This thinking not only affected me but others around me. I had built walls around me I never knew existed. I have spent my whole life tormented by these lies.
I hated to be in large crowds or the first to leave because of my low self-esteem. I never missed an invite somewhere because I was afraid of being the topic of conversation. Honestly, I never really believed in myself as a person. The opinions I felt everyone had about me were my own opinions about myself. In myself, I lacked complete confidence. I spent so many years blaming others, not realizing it was my mind holding me captive.
I’ve read 2corinthians 10:5 many times and even had it quoted to me, but I never understood the power in it. The scripture says, casting down every imagination and false thing lifting itself against the knowledge of Elohim and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Messiah.
To begin this journey of freedom, I had to learn the knowledge of Yahweh so I could cast down everything lifting itself against it. I had to learn the truth of who He was and who my enemy was. My enemy was not people but the devil himself. He had convinced me everyone was against me, but in reality, it was only him. To defeat him at his game, I learned to submit my thoughts to the Father with prayer.
The devil is a liar. According to John 10:10, he comes only to kill, steal and destroy. To kill the purpose in your life, to steal your joy and destroy you.
He will whisper lies to get you to fall into his trap, but only if you allow it.
1corinthians 16:13 says, watch and stand fast in the faith, be courageous and strong! In doing this, we will overcome the devil.

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