Hi beautiful people
Today I’ll be sharing a short piece of encouragement relating to emotional well-being, and I promise it’ll be short and sharp 😀.
The mind battle is the greatest battle any human being will have to face. Life is all about decision making, and most people like to take their time when it comes to making ‘BIG’ decisions. As the choices a person makes has the power to shape their future destiny.
Panic can be a real hindrance, and a blessing blocker. We have an example of this in the Bible in the book of Numbers. Ten out of the twelve Israeli spies discouraged the whole nation of Israel into believing they could not enter into the promise land. Scare mongering and false news is extremely rampant within today’s society. Disheartening and incorrect information can negatively impact a persons mental health and well-being. I believe that it’s extremely important for us to guard our hearts (minds) at all costs, because our hearts are so fragile and impressionable.
Numbers 32:9 ~ After they went up to the valley of Eshcol and explored the land, they discouraged the people of Israel from entering the land the LORD was giving them.
Proverbs 4:23 ~ “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
The Bible encourages us not to fear or to be dismayed. We are to trust in God, trust that He’ll take care of us and trust that He won’t forsake us.
Joshua 1:5 ~ “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.”
Joshua 1:9 ~ “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Another point to remember is that some thoughts are not your own but are planted by Satan. Don’t allow feelings of guilt overwhelm you when a sudden scary (depressive) thought enters within your mind. I love and always like to recall these words of my Father ‘You cannot stop a bird from flying over your head, but you can prevent it from building a nest on you’. See bird’s as thoughts, and see their nest building to be you yielding yourself to temptation (allowing ungodly thoughts to control you).
Learn to think of things which are pure. Think the truth!
Philippians 4:8 ~ “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Panic can befall an individual when they forsake God [walk away from God’s protection]. Satan loves it when we isolate ourselves from God, fellow believers, and family members. Why you may ask??? Because we become easy targets to his mind games (attacks). Take for example a pack of Antelopes and a few Lions. The Lions will go for the LONE antelope who for some reason has been separated from the pact. This is because the lone Antelope is EASY PREY! When you distance yourself from God you become an easy target for Satan to mess with.
Deuteronomy 28:20 ~ The Lord will send you curses, panic, and frustration in everything you do until you’re destroyed and quickly disappear for the evil you will do by abandoning the Lord.
Below is a list of ways in which I distress and declutter my mind. These habits also help me combat fear, anxiety, and panic.
⁃ Meditate upon Gods Holy Word: Replace thoughts of worry with God’s truth.
⁃ Stay prayed up: Prayer works, trust me it produces marvellous results. Pour out your heart to God as you’d do before a loved one. Talk to Him as a friend! Remember prayer is a CONVERSATION.
⁃ Be patient: Stay calm when interacting with others, always strive to remain understanding at all times. In other words treat others how you’d desire to be treated… with respect, love and compassion.
⁃ Be ORGANISED: PLAN PLAN PLAN! For key workers this may mean not leaving your house too late. I know that there are a lot less cars on the road (whoopee), but you never know what events may transpire along your way to work. Such as faulty or temporary traffic lights which can dramatically increase your travel time. I am speaking from personal experience! Driving to work whilst running late may give one heart palpitations. Either because the person in front of you is driving way too slow, or the person behind you is aggressively tailgating you.
⁃ See the good in all things: Think positive be positive). Don’t let one hiccup cloud your ENTIRE day. Choose to be the ray of hope and sunshine in the room. Choose to uplift those around you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~ Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus).
Have a wonderful day
Christian Lady After Gods Own Heart