How much power of mind do we have? I think we have more power over our minds than we realize.
Are we at the mercy of random thoughts and feelings? I am discovering that we are not controlled by the many thoughts and feelings that flood us throughout the day.
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. ~Philippians 4:8
This verse alone lets us know that we can choose what or even what not to think about. In 2 Corinthians 10:5 Paul reminds fellow believers to take every thought captive.
Does this mean we will never have a bad thought? a depressing thought? Absolutely not!
What this does teach us is that God have given us some power to take control of those thoughts and stomp on them…to toss them out with the trash.
He warns us to guard our hearts. I believe this would go hand in hand with taking control of our thoughts, especially considering how women tend to feel what we think pretty deeply.
I know first hand how difficult it is to take those pesky thoughts captive…it may take only seconds to change your thoughts…or days…or even several months to gain control…but it is possible.
The key is to keep trying and not give up. That was really easy to type…it is VERY difficult to do…I know it is…it is painful…and it drains everything out of you…I know…but it is possible and it is well worth the fight.
I wish it was a one time battle, but it is not…it is a life long battle….and not one that gets easier with practice…but you know what? It is one that makes the victories sweeter than anything this side of heaven.
You are not alone…there are many True believers who fight these battles…
Two good friends of mine share from their experiences here
More Than Coping
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