I don’t know about you but I’ve had a difficult week. For some reason, every once in a while, I feel irritable. Then I realize it has to do with feelings of inadequacies. Struggling with thoughts of what people really think of me. Then it hit me. I don’t have to let my mind go down this path of thought. I don’t have to succumb to the spiral of thoughts trying to run rampant. The Spirit reminded me of this scripture found in Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
And I was encouraged by the words Paul spoke in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
Truth is, God has given me the ability and power to stop any thought that is trying to invade my mind. He has given me the power to hold every thought captive to obey Christ, and to choose to believe what the Lord says about me. When I do this it frees me up to let the little (and big) things go, to keep my mind focused on who Christ says I am and let everything else go.
So, in these moments of physical weakness, when I am tempted to listen to any other voice but my Lords, I choose to stop my thoughts and to re-focus my mind on the things of God. When I do that great things happen, both inside me and through me.
I love God! I love the He speaks truth into me.
*this blog was written a few weeks ago.