It’s amazing to me that I can merrily go along with my day; until I can’t.
Some days something is said, something implied, something misheard, misspoke, or some mishap occurs that completely changes my attitude, my perception, my blood pressure.
It changes my whole outlook, my heart and my speech. I become closed in, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed with how I arrived at this point.
And, in trying to adjust to it or remove it from my thoughts or to change my response to it I find that I’m in deeper than I wanted to be, more irritated and obtuse than I thought possible for the rest of the day.
I’m at a complete loss as to how to move on to the next thing and the thought of continuing on with my day without that one thing affecting the rest of it is, well, nigh on to impossible. It colors every thought I have and determines my response to whatever and whoever else I encounter until I fall asleep, exhausted, restless and uncomfortable in my own skin long after everyone else is asleep.
Can I get a witness???
How is it that these minutiae of life can rule our days? How is it that we allow these things to have that much power over us? How is it that the person we see looking back at us at the end of the day is the one who’s done a nuclear waste dump onto everyone who happens to get within shouting distance?
How did that happen? I know didn’t start out the day determined to be miserable or to make everyone around me as miserable as I am.
But then, I didn’t start out the day determined to be or do anything. When I start my days like this it’s a sure plot for failure at worst or despair at least.
I know where this problem originated. Doesn’t matter what you call it; It comes from satan. It sits on my shoulder whispering to me all day long- if I let it. If you let it.
However….we don’t have to let it get the best of us.
We have the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit in us and we have access to that power.
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. – 2 Corinthians 10:5
Sounds like Demo Day!
6 thoughts on “How did THAT Happen? Captive Thoughts”
Glad you are winning!
Yes, you have a sister in me.
I get it 🙂
Thanks for posting! I’ve definitely been there too, and you’re absolutely right! We don’t have to let it get the best of us!
Thanks for reading!
Yes! What we focus on will grow!
I love the practical application at the end! There are many days where “Demo Days” are needed. And thank God we have the Holy Spirit to help us on those days