Good Morning Guys,
This post is going to be mega short; I say that but let’s see either way! I pray it encourages SOMEBODY!
I woke up this morning ‘thinking’. That was my problem, constantly thinking but forgetting about the way I was taught to think, which was in turn affecting my outlook on life and my excitement about the day and the week ahead if not the years! Every morning my mind would be elsewhere, thinking about all the things I hadn’t done yet, the things I hadn’t said yet and all the things I wanted to gain. It was taxing on me and it was taxing on my joy. I had forgotten what I was taught about thinking. A couple weeks ago my mind was renewed renewed renewed! Like every single sin and weight that was crippling me spiritually was cut off of me and I experienced freedom again. I honestly didn’t know how bound I was until the sweet Lord unravelled me and cleaned me up from the inside out! I thank God for my leaders; My Pastor and his precious wife that really do tell me how things are WITHOUT pussyfooting!
But then after that wonderful revival in me! Something happened…*Drum rolls please!*…….. I got distracted … by my little desires. See, I’m a planner and I can literally plan the next 45 years in my head but then what would happen is that my thoughts would become extremely big and weighty simply because I wouldn’t be submitting my thoughts to Jesus, so they would just become far too heavy for me to carry, I’d get anxious then I’d get sad LOOOL! it’s funny now when I think about it, like I’m actually LOL’ing *Shakes Head*. This became a vicious cycle and it would almost happen daily lol (Gosh how tiring! So thankful for freedom).
This way of thinking (or should I say way of life! seeing as it was literally all I did) was really sucking life out of me, giving me headaches and all sorts. It was devouring my faith. I know it sounds extreme but it was.
I had to find a way to become sane!
So I began to pray… Genuinely… Using the word of God.
I was reminded of two things;
- I can tell my thoughts what to do
2 Corinthians 10:5
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
Yeah… I was pretty much arguing with myself daily lol and those arguments were definitely trying to exalt themselves against the knowledge of God! Crazy thoughts try make me lose faith in my Heavenly Daddy! So now I command my thoughts to obey Jesus after captivating them and realising they are little foxes coming to destroy the vine of my peace, righteousness and joy! (Songs of Solomon 2:15)
- The word of God teaches me what to think about! Scriptures you say? see below lol
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
I MUST MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS! So pretty much, any thought that doesn’t fall under these categories I can captivate and tell them to obey Christ. Now that makes me happy. I can now think good thus be good.
Jesus has my life under control I don’t need to think a gazillion things a gazillion miles per hour! I just need to walk in the peace of God. Gosh I’m mega excited about the next season because I now get to apply what I’ve learnt!
Join me 🙂
Father in Heaven,
Thank you so much for being intentional about ensuring I draw closer to you daily and for constantly teaching me how to be better. Lord, You are amazing and I’m grateful. I submit my mind and heart to You in the name of Jesus. I know it’s safe to do so. Amen
Have an amazing Day/Night
Most importantly have amazing thoughts!
Delight in Jesus and He will give you the desires of your heart. Stay Focused (Psalms 37:4)