Thought choice?! A few years ago I connected with a ministry called Free Indeed based on a referral from Restored Hope Network. I enrolled in The Freedom Fighter program which is a 20 week coaching program for those seeking freedom from sexual sin. As part of the program I read through the book At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry along with its accompanying workbook. A very good read! In addition to those materials I worked with a coach who pointed me toward God and truth regarding my sexual sins. A very significant truth was presented by a tool called the 3 Second Rule. This tool challenged me to recognize that my thoughts are a choice, a choice of mine. The thoughts I have toward sexual sin are a choice of mine. Gut punch. Truth! The thoughts I have, you have toward any sin are a choice. What do we do with them? How do we make better choices with our thoughts? This battle is real and significant.
2 Corinthians 10:
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
Check out and read about the 3 Second Rule here. This link takes you to a blog posting by the Director of Free Indeed, Ted Robinson. May it be helpful to you as you consider how to take your thoughts captive. It has been a significant help on my journey toward truth.
PS. One a side note I recently completed the coaches training to be part of the coaching team of Free Indeed Ministries. If you are embattled with sexual sin and desire to find and discover freedom check out the programs offered. Programs are available for those struggling; men and women both. In addition there are programs for wives and those struggling with their marriage. Men & women with a heart’s desire to point others toward God and the resulting freedom and reconciliation are there to walk with you! Perhaps this is the next step you could take with personal goals your are considering for 2020.
As you may notice the ministry is based out of Maine but is available to reach you…even in Iowa like me. We are all just a phone call, Google Hangout, FaceTime or Zoom session away. 🙂 Check it out: Free Indeed Ministries.