Apostles of Fear
Clarity in Uncertainty

Border Control

Wire I have been privileged to have traveled to a number of other nations now and every time I enter a country I have to go through customs or ‘border control’. Before they let you in, they want to know lots of things such as: who you are, why you are visiting, how long you are staying, and what you are bringing in with you.

I have often thought what it would be like to have such good border control for our mind and our inner world. After all, our life is shaped by our thoughts. Every day we have all sorts of thoughts trying to get into our mind. They come from everywhere. Like birds flying over our head we can’t stop them – but we can stop them making a nest in our hair!

Thoughts are very powerful, as are images. Think about what you let into your mind. Get a good border control in place. Take every thought captive and check it out before you let it in. Ask some key questions: Is this true? Is it beneficial? Or is it dangerous?

Remember: what you feed grows and what you starve dies.

Border control – think about it.


I have heard it said that we are two animals, a ferocious wolf, and a soaring eagle. Feed the eagle not the wolf. I like that imagery.

Our "border control" is the Holy Spirit who lives in every born-again believer and leads us into all truth. All we have to do is to listen to Him :)

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