Your mind is the doorway to your heart, and when a questionable thought arises, you always have a choice. You can throw the door open and let it in, or do what the Bible says:
In other words capture the thought before it captures you.
Lets say a thought about your self-worth arises and says, 'You've been a loser all your life. You've failed in relationships and jobs and ambitions. You might as well write "LOSER" on your CV, for that's what you are.' The average person would say to that thought, 'Your right come on in, make yourself at home'. But you're not the average person! You're a new creation in Christ, led by His Spirit. So rather than let the thought in, take it captive, present it to the Lord and say, Jesus am I a loser, will I never amount to anything? What do you think? You have immediately submitted that thought to the authority of Jesus. If he agrees with it, let it in. If not, kick it to the kerb!
How do you know if He agrees or disagrees? Open your Bible and see what God says about you.
What about this one?Any thought that doesn't line up with God's Word doesn't pass the test - and doesn't gain entrance. That's how to manage your mind!