I wrote a post a while back titled “Let this mind be in you” (here), that post was from one of my favourite bible verse, Phillipians 2 vs 5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”. The mind is one of the most powerful gift that God has given unto us, it has the power to create and to also destroy. When you come to a place where you understand this you will begin to see things differently regardless of the circumstance that you might be in.
There is a very strong connection between your thoughts+your heart +your words (what you say), it always starts with a thought Proverbs 23 vs 7: “as a man thinketh in his so is he” do you think you will never amount to much? Well guess what? That’s exactly what will happen, what ever you think and then speak over yourself becomes your reality. You must learn how to shut down every negative thought, because we often say what we think or even live out what we think. I cannot over emphasise the importance of being very careful with what you watch, listen to, who you surround yourself with. Guard your mind be very protective of it.
I have fought soo hard to get to where I’m right now, I struggled a lot with depression in the past I wasn’t happy with myself you could see it or if you were very sensitive you could definitely feel it. I would cry every other night and I never spoke about it because i didn’t want people to know. I was too wrapped up in depression that I continued to wallow deeper and deeper into it. I would have days where all I did was lay in my bed all day long and just didn’t want any human interaction and I constantly allowed negative thoughts into my head I didn’t fight them off I just entertained them.
I eventually spoke to someone about it and long story short I stared praying over my mind regularly (I still do). “Lord heal my mind” sometimes I would cry whilst praying because I didn’t think it would ever get better but I held on and carried on speaking even times where I didn’t feel like God would heal me. It was a struggle thinking positively, as I wasn’t used to it and I’m not saying I’ve arrived or anything but I can definitely tell you that it works, prayer works and so does positive thinking.
I could go and on about it but I really thank God for where I’m at never in a million years did I think I would come out of it and I really believe it’s important for me to share this not because I want people to feel sorry for me but actually to be encouraged and for God to take the glory. I’m not ashamed of my struggles and no one should be really, it’s your story it’s your process embrace it. I still have my down days but ever since I started thinking positively things have really changed for me, I’m much happier, I’m willing to try things and to step out of my comfort zone without thinking “this is not going to work out” instead I speak over my thoughts and ideas.
So I leave you with two other scriptures, hope you’ve been blessed.
2 Corinthians 10:5
“casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;”
Proverbs 4 vs 23
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.”
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