I speak from experience when I say, the mind is a war field. From the attacks that happen inside your mind, to the past reminding you of everything you’ve done. Our minds can have a negative effect on us, and that’s not a good thing. See, Satan loves to fight us in our minds. Whether we see other people’s mistakes, or just focuses on our own, he knows where to attack at.
In Philippians 4:4-9, Paul commands that we rejoice. Rejoice? Even when your mind is fighting you? How are we supposed to rejoice? Ah, but in that, we find Paul says that we find our peace when we pray and spend time in His word more. We find when we fully keep our eyes fixed upon Him, Jesus will guard our hearts and help us through even the toughest of times. He states that our minds has to be pure, what is honorable to The Lord. That’s our hope, that’s our peace, is even when the wars are raging inside of you, you have a peace inside of you.
The war isn’t between flesh and blood, as Paul has said before. It’s against the evils of this world, and we have to stay on guard at all times. Paul said something in 1 Corinthians 10:12 , saying:
If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.
1 Corinthians 10:12 NLT
I’ve had to learn this the hard way, thinking I was standing strong but ultimately falling time and time again. It’s how we work, we can be left caught off guard. Our minds has to be fixed upon Him, not allowing Satan to creep in. However, you’ll find him creeping in and he may succeed at that, but you have the power to fight him. You have the power to tell him to leave, because we have authority over satan. Our lives are not controlled by him, and if he ain’t stopping, then why should you?
Nothing will satisify you until you turn to Christ and seek help from this, I will also say that you can’t do everything alone. God gave us a voice to communicate, so please go to someone trustworthy and talk to them, because it’s unhealthy to not let it out. Don’t hold back from not speaking, and making the excuse that you just talked it out with God. Like I said, God gave us a way to communicate with others. So use that too, because God wants to use each other to help others.
Reminder: If you’re depressed and dealing with anxiety, most certainly seek help. Take your medicine and keep your eyes fixed upon Christ. Our minds can be a war field, but there’s always an escape.
– U.C 🎄❄