"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 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." 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
This is a great passage I think because so many times the one thing that kills us inside is our thought patterns. You know you hear people cussing and hang around them so much that you begin to cuss too. Or you watch a show on TV that has alot of risque stuff in it and it begins to weigh on your mind. There is so much out in the world that is hurtful to us but only if we let it. The mind is so powerful. If you fill your mind with good things like the Word of God then your mind will be pure and blessed, but if you fill your mind with worldly garbage then your mind will be impure and hurting. God wants to bless us so much!! But sometimes we don't want those blessings in refusing to give Him complete control of our lives and minds. That was one of the things that I had so many problems with when I was starting out as a Christian. I loved the music I listened to but it was not glorifying to God so finally after a long battle with God I gave in and let me tell you, the blessings will pour in. Sometimes little, sometimes big. So I just ask you to at least try and give God control of your entire life and mind. You will be blessed for it!! You will be walking in a straight line to the Lord! Keep being passionate!! love y'all!