Friday, September 19, 2008

Planes are hitting my head!

Want to know what my problem has been lately? I don’t cast down imaginations. I hate them. But sometimes I listen to them, and let them set up camp in the fertile field of my mind. And the enemy knows that.

“We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (New Living Translation)

In my life, every time I have periods of victory, it is because I have made the conscious effort to take captive my thoughts. Every time I get weak, pusillanimous, and become an eager partaker of sin, it is because I don’t cast down the tasty imaginations that seem to hit my brain at the most opportune moments. And that is what effective warfare is all about, isn’t it? Strike them when they are not ready where they least expect it. My head is a great battleground.

Look at the verbiage in that scripture: “knock down”, “destroy”, and “capture”. These are not wimpy verbs. And they do not describe something that can be done halfway. It’s time to kick some ass in the enemy’s camp!

I haven’t been very thankful lately!

I haven’t manned up and spoken to the enemy lately! And that is why things are not as they could be.

I have taken my eye off the finish line and somehow became diluted with the things of this world. Unfortunately, all the stuff I long for are about to be burned up.

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10 (New King James Version)

So, what will I do? I guess the first aspect of change is to confess it. And so I lay myself bare on the Internet. It’s time to get back on track. And so I will! Because the stakes are too high!

“Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lamp stand from its place among the churches.” Revelation 2:5 (New Living Translation)