Thoughts are a part of life. They happen. We can’t control when or what thought might pop into our minds. There seem to be as many thoughts that come from outside us as those that begin within. It is no different for our children. From the earliest age of forming thoughts, outside forces impose images in our minds that provoke an emotional response. Imagination is a wonderful gift for without it we could not begin to relate to the God we cannot see or touch. Sadly, in a fallen broken world our imagination can be an instrument used to overwhelm us.
I compare my thoughts to a massive school of fish swimming in the sea of my mind. Some are good and simple thoughts of worship or a to do list. Others are bigger thoughts about who God is in my world and in me. Suddenly there appear these huge shark-like thoughts that have been inserted by the enemy of my soul.