We’ve talked about this a couple of times throughout this series, but do you realize how important your own thoughts are when it comes to fear and anxiety? We’re digging in deeper on that one today. We want to make sure you’re set up for success next time those anxious thoughts creep in!
Read (from the New Living Translation)
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. 4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Tauren Wells tells a great story about fear! Then he shares some awesome insights on taking your anxious thoughts captive and, instead, activating your faith!
Notes from the Life Application Study Bible
We, like Paul [author of 2 Corinthians], are merely weak humans, but we don’t need to use human plans and methods to win our battles. God’s mighty weapons are available to us as we fight against the devil’s “strongholds.” The Christian must choose whose methods to use – God’s or the world’s. Paul assures us that God’s might weapons – prayer, faith, hope, love, God’s Word, the Holy Spirit – are powerful and effective (see Ephesians 6:13-18)! These weapons can break down the proud human arguments against God and the walls that Satan builds to keep people from finding God. When dealing with people’s proud arguments that keep them from a relationship with Christ, we may be tempted to use our own methods. But nothing can break down these barriers like God’s weapons.