We find ourselves in a time where celebrities, social media, and public opinion dictate what it is we do, wear, eat, etc. There are so many voices around us that the voice of God becomes almost as it were an afterthought. Then there is the loudest voice of all…ME. Day in and day out we fight to maintain balance in our own thoughts. Some thoughts point us in the path of righteousness and some days it points us towards a place of fleshly desire. So with all these voices and thoughts running through our mind, how do you pull down every “vain imagination” and follow the voice of God? Please note this is not just a Baltimore problem or Seattle problem, but globally Christians find themselves in a constant fight to maintain the posture that the Lord set them in.
The Bible says this, “…for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds…(this is where I want to be)…casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…”
We have a responsibility to cast down every thought that would take us away from the plan of God. I am not saying that it is easy…the text tells us to cast down…not gently lay it down or toss down but cast down. This implies a certain amount of force and also in a particular direction. Yes it seems elementary but how many of us actually apply the strength of this text to our lives. When thoughts arise we say, “Lord help me” or “Lord keep my mind” but have we taken responsibility for our own thoughts and cast them down, so we may clearly hear the voice of our Lord? Well child of God, if you have not been doing it or you have, but not with intensity, today is a perfect day to start again anew!