"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." I Corinthians 10:5
“Sometimes you just have to buckle up your pasta salad.” That’s what I thought as I strapped in a couple of really big bowls of it into my minivan. It was enough to generously feed at least fifty. And the last thing I wanted to happen towards the end of a busy day was to have pasta salad slipping and sliding all over the place. Noodles going one way, veggies another, and mayo coating all else. No, I wanted it all together in its respective bowls, safely buckled in for the ten minute drive to church.
Sometimes you just have to buckle up your thoughts as well. Life can be going smoothly, just riding along--thoughts on the day’s blessings, even throwing in a “Thank you, Jesus” for His goodness. It’s amazing how quickly one bump in life’s road can cause the whole thing to just fly in the air causing a big ol’ mess. One seed of doubt creeps in and suddenly I have fears spilling out, worry pouring in, and self-doubt sliming its way all over me. These are times to not let my faith spiral, but to trust that He has me safely buckled in His grasp.