Our Thoughts Matter
2 Corinthians 10:5b (NIV) Biblegateway.com
5b – “…….and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Do you believe that God is pleased with your daily thoughts? Look with me at some statistics that were compiled by the NSF (National Science Foundation). According to the NSF, the average person can produce as many as 50,000 thoughts per day. With Ninety-five percent of these thoughts being repeated on a daily basis. Each thought reflects the mindset and/or beliefs we hold to be true in our lives.
If these statistics are true, I wonder what percentage of the 50,000 thoughts per day are obedient to Christ? As Christians we are called and commanded by God to take captive every thought. If the NSF is right about the 95% repeated thoughts every day, then what we think about will define us. Let’s say we do have 50,000 thoughts per day times seven days is 350,000 thoughts per week. In one year we could accumulate over 18,200,000 thoughts. Now that is a lot of mind changing thoughts. Are you seeing now just how our thoughts matter? It is time to truly take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. I leave you with these thoughts from an unknown author.
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
Make your thoughts count,