About Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas is the Founder and President of The Counseling Solutions Group, Inc. in upstate South Carolina. Rick has a BA in Theology, a BS in Education, and an MA in Counseling from The Master's Seminary. In 2006 he became a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, for whom he now supervises potential counselor candidates. Along with his counselor training he is a Professional Counselor and Personal Coach. Rick primarily blogs at RickThomas.net.

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27 thoughts on “How to Take Every Thought Captive: The Battle for Your Mind

  1. Beautiful thought and stated. Helped me a great deal today. I would add I need to see everything the author says, in the other person to come to know myself. Jesus, my constant companion and he who is in charge of miracles, refuses to see what I have too frequently told myself about myself and sees instead what I am, God’s holy child. I am as God created me, notwithstanding my plight to make up a me that does not exist. Thank you for letting me comment.

  2. I just want to say I’m really happy to have stumbled upon this post. I hope to talk to you somehow Rick Thomas. I dont’ have any readily available access to counciling where I am, but just this post alone was a huge help. Thank God for people like you around. I’ve some very important questions I hope you can answer. Please email me at the address submitted with this post. Please and thanks so much.

  3. phew that was good. The evil forces were biting while I was reading this,they didn’t want me to know this. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  4. I am a survivor of incest, and so many strongholds r trying to destroy my mind. Anger rage unforgiving. Please pray for me.

    • This is a very good article/teaching. I’m a witness that trying to live as a people “Pleaser” only leads to finding security in others things rather than God. But glory be to God for His Grace and Mercy that He is right THERE when I get up or turn around. Manifested Blessing be unto you this day.

  5. This was a God send! Just what I needed when I needed it. Have had so many bad things done to me in just 31 years of life. But i wanted so desperately to know how to forgive and move on walking in the peace and liberty that Christ died for us to have. This helps a great deal. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for your post. Just what I needed. This is one of my goals for 2014 to memorize this scripture and make it a part of my every day life !

  7. Thank You for this lesson. I have misunderstood my role as my husbands help mate and this blog has helped me take responsibility for the lie I have believed. God willing, I will meditate on what God has taught me through your insightful post.

  8. This is helpful, and so true, this has to be taken very seriously, because our self talk is a tool used by satan. I, we have to fill our minds with God’s Truth.

    Thank you

  9. I am part of a ministry that is aimed at people in bondage’s. I am the teacher for the teenage girls that come from these families. This is going to such a blessing, thank you!

  10. great stuff, i think that people pleasing tendency is in all of us at varying degrees.It is so amazing to know that if we persevere in God,s truth about who we really are that we can be free from the terrible snare of peolple pleasing I know this because god has been and continues to free me from it as i memorise and use the scriptures to speak to myself, especially when i blunder.Treddie you are powerful, sanctified,preciuos, bold, worthy, valuable, treasured , important, victorious.You have already won keep your eyes on jesus the author and finisher of your faith.He is closest to the broken hearted

  11. Wow! I can relate to Madison. I am 63 years old and I couln’t understand why it has been so hard for me to move forward to be successful in life as God wants me to be. About 7 years ago I realized
    the battle was in my mind but I just prayed; still didn’t know what to do so I became sad felted like I was loosing ground, like God was not hearing me, like he stopped loving me! People are influenced by my life yet I feel like a liar. Like I let God down. I tried to commit suicide as a young adult; the dr. told my parents I felt I let them down because of a mistake I made, because I felt I had to be perfect. I thought those thoughts were gone but as I continue to live for Christ I see my mind is still in a spiritual warfare and your article has helped me to rethink the problem. Thank you, may God continue to use you in His service!

  12. Thank you Rick.. I typed “take every thought captive” in google and stumbled upon this post. I too can relate to Madison. The reason why I can’t commit to the music ministry in my church is because of “people bondage”. I know the call HE has for me but I fear failing and not being good enough. Please pray for me and God bless you.

  13. For the past year someone close to me, a believer in Christ, started having psychosis, and hearing voices that were tormenting him. I text him scriptures and encourage him to guard his thoughts and bring every thought captive to the obedoence of Christ. Philippians 4:7 and 2 corinthians 10:5. and others. He is now ordered by the court to take powerful anti psychotics which he is fighting. I just told him God’s favor was turning things around in his favor, like Joseph. Please pray for him. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

  14. I was on my way to work as I was driving I said a prayer then I turned on the radio for a bit then thought i would turn it off to be silent for God. But the first thing that came to my mind was this awful thought that I was going to die today. Is this the work of the Devil distracting me from God? Because it has certainly been on my mind all day.

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