How To Stop Negative Thoughts. How do you stop negative thoughts from ruining your relationship or marriage as single or married? Too many a relationship and marriages have been ruined by the kinds of thoughts that were entertained.
Thoughts are so powerful that they will eventually overwhelm your life and give your life direction.
Thoughts can be so healthy that they would drive sicknesses away. Thoughts can be so sickening to the point of physical paralysis.
How do you convince a man or woman to become a suicide bomber? They simply work on the thought realm. Once the person embraces the proposition in the thought realm, the rest is easy.
Why would a man jump into a river, commit suicide, and end it all? He has first done so in the thought realm, he only acted out what he had done.
Such is the power of your mind.
No wonder, the method through which God will change you daily into becoming who He wants you to be is through the renewal of your mind.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom 12:2, KJV)
Transformation comes as a child of God as you read, study, and meditate on God’s word.
In the same way, the method that the devil would use if he wants to ruin a relationship or marriage is through thoughts. Precisely, negative thoughts and lies!
All the quarrels in a relationship and marriage first of all start in your thoughts. When you are negative-minded and full of doubts and mistrust, the relationship or marriage in question will be shaky.
When you are negative-minded, you will misinterpret every effort of your spouse. You will suspect every move and you will not give your spouse breathing space.
The next question is how do you stop negative thoughts?
Let’s take a look at the process.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds 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;” (2Co 10:3-5, KJV)
1. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh
Negative thoughts are not just about temperaments. It is beyond that. Never ever say something like, “that is how I am, I always think negatively.” You must wake up to the reality that the spirit realm exists and negative forces would often try to influence your thinking culture.
2. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. We cannot solve the problems of negative thoughts by some psychology or some set of therapies alone, we have to look up to God and make use of the weapons of our warfare. This is because you are dealing with strongholds in the mind. What are the weapons of our warfare? God’s word, praying in the spirit, the blood of Jesus, and so on.
3. Casting down imaginations
Negative imaginations will come. Negative suggestions will come, but we must cast them down.
These negative thoughts seek to ride you over, they want to get on top of your thought center, but what does the scripture say? You cast them down!
You deliberately refuse these lies of the devil that he is trying to suggest to your mind. You say with your mouth, “you negative thought, I cast you down in Jesus’ name!
It is not a once and for all exercise, because the devil will not relent in bringing those thoughts. So you keep at it. That is why it says, “Casting…”
4. And every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God
That is how you identify negative thoughts. Those thoughts try to exalt themselves against the knowledge of God’s word. They will challenge the truth of God’s word. For example, a thought that comes that, “There is nothing wrong in having pre-marital sex, everybody does it,” is trying to exalt itself against the knowledge of God’s word. You cast it down!
5. And bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
Every thought that comes, you bring into captivity. How do you do that? It means to arrest. You arrest every thought and put it captive under God’s word. You use the word of God to judge it. The word will either condemn such words and sentence them into oblivion or acquit such thought as healthy.
Before you act out any thought. arrest it and bring it captive with God’s word. That way, you will deal with negative thoughts and dwell more on God’s word which will advance your relationship, marriage, and life.
I pray for you this morning, every power of negative thoughts in your life is hereby crushed in Jesus’ name.
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