I have been hearing and reading about casting down imaginations for as long as I can remember. 2 Cor 10:5 “ 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…” I don't think it clicked until today. There are times when thoughts come into my head that I have always struggled against.  They have always had the power to lead me into places that I have never wanted to be in.  It always seemed that I was powerless to stop.  I always wondered why God wouldn't stop this for me? Why wouldn't the most powerful being in existence not put this to bed once and for all.  The answer is rather simplistic:  He gave me the power to do it.  Why would he do something for me that I can do - potentially handicapping me for the rest of my life?  The Bible says in Prov 8:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”.  And that means I can speak life to something or death to something.  Either way I'll eat the fruit of what comes out of my mouth.  I am learning that when those thoughts come to my mind, they are suggestions that didn't come from me.  And I have to speak death to those thoughts - “I rebuke you in the name of Jesus” or “I bind you in the name of Jesus.” and I take control over what's going on in my head.  I speak life to the goodness of God and the power of God… and I am enjoying the fruit!

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