The Lies You’re Believing (and Don’t Even Realize)

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Welcome to The Christy Wright Show!

In episode two, we talked about part one of The Core of Confidence: starting with your spirit. Annie F. Downs and I dove deep into making faith the filter and foundation you build your life upon. If you missed it, you can watch or listen here.

We're continuing to work through The Core of Confidence as we learn what it looks like to work on ourselves from the inside out. And today, we’re taking a deep dive into what it looks like to protect your mind by learning how to control your thoughts. Jennie Allen, my good friend and bestselling author, joins us to chat about her new book and the topic of taking every thought captive. Then, we’ll journal together, digging a little deeper into what protecting your mind actually looks like for you. Let’s go!

Are Your Thoughts Holding You Back? Let’s Change That.

We all have stories and narratives that play in the background of our minds all day, every day. Some of them are true, but many of them are not. And you know, it doesn’t really matter what is true if you don’t believe it, because what you believe is what you experience—whether it’s true or not. The stories you believe and the thoughts that you accept and hold matter. The stories you believe in and the thoughts you have . . . they shape your behavior. They shape your reality. And they make up your life.

God has a lot to say about our thoughts—what we think about and what we set our minds on.

Romans 12:2 (NIV) says: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Isn't that what we all want—God's will? What is God’s plans for us? What is God's direction?

The Bible says you’ll find it when you renew your mind. That means it's possible to renew your mind. It's possible to have new thoughts. It's possible to retrain your brain to find the truth in the lies and to break through the stories and limitations that have been holding you back. It's possible. It wouldn't say it if it wasn't possible. And that, my friend, is good news for me and you.

The Shocking Truth About 80% Of Your Thoughts with Jennie Allen

I’m so excited to chat with my good friend and bestselling author, Jennie Allen. Jennie just launched her new book called Get Out of Your Head. Join us as we work through what it looks like to protect our thoughts by taking every thought captive. We cover:

  • Having control over your thoughts
  • Who is most susceptible to toxic thoughts
  • The three main lies we believe
  • What it looks like to take every thought captive

How You Can Stop Your Toxic Thoughts

Our Scripture of the week is 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV): “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

I don’t know about you, but that can sound overwhelming. But I love what Jennie Allen taught us—take just one thought captive. The idea that you have a choice, and that you don’t have to be a victim of that thought or live in that lie. You get to choose what you think. You get to actually control and protect your mind. So, today, I want you to take this opportunity to ask God to reveal to you what you’ve been believing that isn’t true.

So, press pause and write down your answers to these questions as you ask God to show you the lies you might have been believing:

  • What type of thoughts tend to dominate your mind? What are the things you think about again and again?
  • Create a persona for the voice in your head and describe it. What type of personality does that voice have? What type of tone does it have? How does it treat you?
  • How do you feel when you start thinking about taking every thought captive?
  • What are some practical ways you can control your thoughts instead of letting them control you?