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
Are you ever plagued by self doubt? You know that little voice in your head that says, "you can't do it," "no one cares," or "why did you do that?" I hear that little voice. It puts me down and makes me feel bad about myself, causing me to feel like a failure. Instead of the truth, perhaps "You shouldn't have yelled at your husband," it says, "You are a horrible wife." And I used to believe it.
But then a friend shared that her little voice tells her she is a bad mom, and fat. I couldn't help but laugh because I have that little voice too. And that's when I realized that the devil couldn't even come up with a new lie. He whispers the same old lies to many of us. This woman is neither fat, nor a bad mom...and neither am I. And that is when I began to realize that I needed to start taking my thoughts captive.
When the voice says, "You are a horrible wife," I respond, "No, I am a good wife who had a bad moment." And then I ask my husband and God for forgiveness, and they give it. When the voice says, "you are fat," I respond, "No, I may not be fit, but I am not fat. As a matter of fact, according to the CDC stats for 2008, 34% of the population is overweight and another 34% is obese. Because I am neither, I am smaller than 68% of the population. Fat? Ha!"
When I argue with the voice, with the thoughts, with the lies, they stop. They can't fight the voice of truth.
What lies are you believing today? Take every thought captive, and speak the truth to it. God loves you, forgives you, redeemed you. Listen to the voice of truth, the one that says you are dearly loved.