Sometimes our thoughts can really do a number on us. I liken it to cars on the highway. Some thoughts zoom in and out of our minds like speeding cars. Then there are the other kind of thoughts that like broken down cars on the side of the road, they tend to linger in our mind. They over stay there welcome although the negative thoughts were never really welcomed. They pull over on our territory without asking for permission.
Since our mind is our territory we have the ultimate say so on what stays and what has to go. The truth is most of us aren’t walking in our authority enough. We have been given the authority by God to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5 NKJV).
To combat our thoughts we have to use our mouth. That’s why it’s perfectly normal to talk to yourself ,encourage yourself, pray out loud and read the Bible out loud. Acknowledge that those thoughts are there and expose them. You can expose those negative thoughts in private with you and God or you can talk with family, a friend, or wise counsel at your local church.
The most important thing is that those negative thoughts do not stay in your mind. So treat those bad thoughts like a broken down car in your territory. Call the tow truck man (aka Jesus) because those thoughts aren’t welcomed in your mind anymore.