What are you allowing to capture your attention in these unusually tough times? This can become the catalyst that directs your life. Satan is not so much interested in drawing our attention toward himself, as much as he is interested in diverting our attention away from God. In trying to accomplish this, he uses both good and bad things to serve his purpose. Here is a simple exercise for you to do over the next few days.  Consciously take note of things that regularly capture and control your attention. Ask God to show you how they are affecting you personally (Psalm 139:2).   Has your imagination about things got you out of control? What about speculations concerning the future… have they weighed you down? Allow God to renew your mind as you think about what God says in His Word. As you allow Him to capture your thoughts, it will transform your thinking and life. PMC   Consider: “Casting down imaginations and every high thing raised up against the knowledge of God…bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5) and “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2 NLT).

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.