The Bible says to “take every thought captive.” Confine it in your mind and hold it hostage, while making a verdict before it goes anywhere else. Seize the thought and ask yourself, “Where did this come from?” If your answer is that it is not a Godly thought, then you have a decision to make.
It’s a proven, scientific fact that when any thought enters your mind, you have approximately 30 seconds to deal with it and make a decision before your feelings set in.
30 seems like a short amount of time… But STOP right not and count it out… SERIOUSLY STOP AND COUNT!!!
It’s amazing the things you can think of in 30 seconds. There is plenty of time for you to super charge a small flame into a burning inferno with shovel load after shovel load of coal.
The science behind this theory says: After your 30 seconds are up, your emotions kick in and develop a relationship with the thought.
So now you’ve got these overwhelming, overpowering feelings and you’ve got to dispose of them but you can’t because your emotions have a relationship with the thought you didn’t take captive, and you become desperate to find a way to numb their effect and soon you find yourself doing things you would never do and saying things you would never see.
So many people spend their entire life in this pitiful cycle, constantly trying to numb the pain of a feeling that, had they taken that first thought captive and said “You don’t belong here,” would never have had a chance to live.
You’ve got 30 seconds to deal with it. Your thoughts can put you in the worst mood or the best mood.
Your feelings don’t come from your surroundings; they come directly from your thoughts. Learn to control them before your emotions get in the way.