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 .

    The Word of our testimony..

    I find it mind blowing, eye opening even, that one can overcome evil situations by the words that come out of their mouths.

    Makes me wonder half the time why l never grasp the habit of confessing and speaking into existence the things l want to see in my life.

    Come to think of it we serve a God who speaks things into existence

    “(as it is written [in Scripture], “I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ”) in the sight of Him in whom he believed, that is, God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.”

    ‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Whatever comes out of our mouths therefore has the capacity to manifest itself into existence, be it sadness, be it joy either in our lives or in the person who we have spoken it to.

    We should not take for granted our mouths, they are divine weapons ! When they are filled with the word of God , they have the capacity to change atmospheres.

    It is with the mouths we give praise and worship to God.

    “With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God.” JAMES‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    My focus today is on how we can better use the word of God, through the word of our testimony in difficult situations, even in good times.

    Overcoming by the word of our testimony

    (Confessing it out loud)

    1️⃣In weakness – “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose–I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]”PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭AMP‬‬ 🙌🏻

    2️⃣Feeling timid- “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    3️⃣ Discouraged – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9 NIV

    4️⃣Feeling unlovednor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ROMANS 8:39 AMP

    5️⃣Things falling apart- “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” ROMANS 8:28 AMP 👌

    6️⃣Fighting spiritual welfare – “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross.”COLOSSIANS 2:15 AMP

    These are just some of the verses l came across, the Bible is a rich resource, More so, the Word of God, it is alive and active. When we speak it into our lives and circumstances it has the power to do that which it was sent to do!

    I hope this encourages you, to testify of the works of God, to speak life into situations, to change your circumstances by your praise..

    I am also taking hold of this principle and learning daily to watch over my words.

    Much Love ❤️

    Shalom