2 Corinthians 10:5-6 King James Version
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Casting down imaginations, huh? Thoughts. Do we have control over our thoughts? This scripture is implying that we do, but how? To be honest, I have had evil thoughts since I been saved. I have had evil thoughts since I been in ministry. Evil thoughts always find a way to my mind. Now that is me being honest, but I bet I am not alone. Lord knows how much trouble a church congregation would be in if their thoughts were exposed. Heaven forbid!
Interesting enough, this scripture instructs us on what to do with evil thoughts. It never said that you won't have evil thoughts, but it does instruct us to cast it down and into captivity when it does enter into our minds. When I do have a evil thought, I don't feed it. I don't entertain it. I quickly remind myself of the Word and dismiss the thought. This is a daily exercise because every day the enemy will tempt you.