Take Captive Every Thought
2 Corinthians 10:5-6(NIV)
5 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. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
When somebody has an addition to alcohol and is taking the steps to recover, they are advised to stay away from all sources of alcohol and any situation where they could be tempted to drink again. For those who having taken a resolution to exercise and to eat healthier foods, they too, would take steps to avoid eating junk food and follow a schedule to exercise.
When we are tempted in any way to stray away from God’s directions in life, we will need to do whatever is necessary to turn our attention to something else. We can fix our thoughts and minds on Jesus, whenever we are tempted. If we have a thought that comes up, then we need to control that thought and think of what Jesus would do. It’s not easy, but Jesus says that with God, everything is possible. Filling our minds with those things that are good and are praiseworthy will crowd out any temptations that Satan is trying to throw our way.