The enemy in my mind…

I have often wished someone could pray away the bad thoughts in my mind,

That someone could just pray away the fear, the anxiety and the confusion that takes my mind by storm..

I realised that l had an enemy , The Bible calls him the accuser of the brethren..

He is sneaky, he doesn’t come in ways you can see him, he is a deceiver ..

l realised l had been fighting a battle in my mind with The spirit of negativity..

Every spiritually force that fights our lives has a name. To win the battle we have to fight the enemy at his lies.

Recognising what you are fighting is the first step..

No matter what good thing happened to me, l always found a way to think negatively, there was always something in the way of my joy..

Now that l know what l am fighting, the second step is to fight. Some thoughts you can’t pray away you have to

Declare what you know to be true (the word of your testimony) pull down strongholds by your declarations.

  • Our words are powerful, l never understood this but the best thing you can do for yourself when bad thoughts overtake your mind is to speak the word of God..
  • Silence the accuser in your mind by testifying about what God says about you. We have been given a sound mind..

    2Timothy1:7.

    Lastly arm yourself with the word of God.. Think about what you are allowing yourself to think about?

    For me l recognised that l constantly allowed myself to think negatively about myself..

    Then replace those thoughts with good thoughts..

    At times you may need extra help to dig through the roots of whatever is going on in your mind, talking to someone you can trust someone who can help you ..

    Whatever it is the enemy has been saying to you is a lie..

    Let the voice of God be louder .

    What do you have that you   did not receive? (1Corinthians 4:7 )

    For it is by grace we have been saved through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.     Ephesians 2:8-9

    For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?                             1 Corinthians 4:7

    Matthew 7:1-3 Amplified version 

    Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly].

     For just as you [hypocritically] judge others [when you are sinful and unrepentant], so will you be judged; and in accordance with your standard of measure [used to pass out judgment], judgment will be measured to you. 

    Why do you look at the [insignificant] speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice and acknowledge the [egregious] log that is in your own eye?

    Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”      Luke 8:38

     For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.   Matthew 6:14

    I must be honest, l was totally wrecked by these verses… The bible is so clear, l realised l have so far to go, so much to learn and so much unlearning of ways that are not God’s. At times religion takes you to the law but it is by grace that l am saved. It’s nothing l did, but Grace… Oh how I’m so grateful that God had mercy on me.

    This is an encouragement to us all to remember to look at each other with grace as we work out our salvation .

    🙏Father teach me to be gracious, for you have be so gracious to me. To forgive, to love even as you have done for me..

    Much love

    Shalom