With all the cockiness of a neighborhood bully, the thought swaggers up to the door and says. . .“You’re a loser. All your life you’ve been a loser. You might as well write the word bum on your resume, for that’s what you are.” The average person would throw open the door and let the thought in. “You’re right. I’m a bum. Come on in.”
But as a Christian, you aren’t your average person. You’re led by the Spirit of God. So rather than let the thought in, you take it captive; you present the thought before the judgment seat of Christ. How do you know if Jesus agrees or disagrees? You open your Bible. Romans 8:1 is a good place to check. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
So, give the bully a firm kick in the pants—and watch him run!
from Just Like Jesus