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  • Tyler Lancaster

Capturing Thoughts

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.


Romans 12:2

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The story we tell ourselves about our circumstances, and about the world around us, has a profound impact upon our spiritual formation. The enemy, along with the world around us, feeds us continual lies – with the aim to distract us from focusing on our lifeline, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the source of our comfort, confidence, security, tranquility, and peace. - Isaiah 26:3 says: You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!


Practice slowing down your breath; capture the thoughts that come to mind, and with intention replace them with Truth/Scripture.


For Example:


Distracting Lie: “I need this job in order to feel secure.”

Truth: “My security comes from knowing that Jesus has my back and WILL take care of me, regardless of whether I am able to keep this job or not.”


Distracting Lie: “I will be at peace if only I can get this person to like me.”

Truth: “I will be at peace, regardless if this person likes me or not, because I know that Jesus likes me, and approves of me.”


Distracting Lie: “I am afraid of what others will think of me.”

Truth: “God has not given me a spirit of fear or of timidity, rather He has given me a spirit of power, love, and self-control – 2 Timothy 1:7.”



This takes practice. Try, fall, try, fall, try, fall, try again. Fruit WILL come – Galatians 6:9.


Talk with Jesus. Ask others for help. Ask Jesus for help. Navigate your day today - in loving union, and partnership with Jesus.

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