Captive: taken or held as if a prisoner of war; confined.
A place I don't want to be - yet, a place my fears seem to want to keep me. I'm reminded of II Corinthians 10:5 and I remember a thought from years ago -
I would literally picture walking the "thought" or "fear" to a jail type of building where Jesus was the jailer and I would picture myself handing over the fear/thought to His care. It didn't need to burden me anymore - Jesus had it. And, He kept it locked away from returning to me.
Then, I thought about getting even more realistic with this image - and so I created a small place of captivity to place these things as a visual reminder of His power over them and His peace through them.
Would you like to make a place like this too? Please join me ...
I grabbed the first small container that I could find that was not being used! Mine came from some jewelery I wore in a wedding last year - but anything you have will work.
Then, tying twine around reminds me of the captivity - and including a key reminds me of WHO holds the key to those things inside.
Now, I can visibly write the fear or thought, and what I've added this time around is requiring myself to look up a Scripture that I can replace the thought or fear with.