There's a war going on in my mind... missiles launching and weapons of mass destruction sent to take me out. That's what an attack from the enemy can look like and he doesn't fight fair. He will broadcast deceit and lies in your mind that are pretty crafty and believable-- his very mission is to disturb your peace. If he can take over your mind, the devil has won the fight.
The good news is that the battle waged on our minds by the enemy was already won-- we just have to remember to use our secret weapon! TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE AND MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST (2Cor 10:5). God already knew we would have these trials or He would not have equipped us with what we needed to get through it. No-one is exempt from obstacles or struggles or you would not be human.
Now using our secret weapon successfully is easier said than done and takes a lot of diligence (and prayer). We have 70-100K thoughts daily, and negative thoughts can be automatic. The more positivity you pour into your mind, the less likely you are to be overtaken with negative thinking.
Let's train our minds to be a place of peace by:
Challenging all negative thoughts Immediately-- don't allow them to sink in because it will affect your emotions and behaviors
Replacing the negative with positive-- whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any praise, think on these things (Phil 4:8)
Surrounding yourself with LOVE & LIGHT-- God is love, and his word is a lamp unto our feet; remain in the company of good friends that uplift you and remove anyone that may be toxic
REPETITION IS KEY-- studies show that it can take an average of 66 days for any habit to stick
Pray & keep the faith!
What are some ways that help you to protect your peace??
Mental illness has no "look" to it and this blog is intended to break the stereotypes. My posts are for inspirational purposes only and not to be substituted for professional care.**