“I think I’m going crazy!” Come on, you know you’ve said it, or at least thought it more than once since you took on the title of Mommy. I know I have. Still do, on most days. (If I’m being honest)
Our minds as wives and mothers, or even a regular woman has about a million things going on, all at the same time. “Get your shoes on, we need to leave in ten minutes. What do you mean you can’t find your shoes? (Why can’t I find a way to teach my kids to put everything in place?) Where did I put my phone? Or my keys? (Now I know why my kids don’t put things in place lol) Wait. Do I have a bottle in the diaper bag? What time was that appointment? Why is there no gas in my car?” I could go on all day.
Our minds are complex, and let’s admit it, we are the bomb at multitasking and getting things accomplished just through our thinking.
But our minds are also the place we get tripped up. (The devils playground, if you will) We have a very real enemy out to destroy us and our influence. When we have so many jumbled thoughts, we start hearing the lies more than believing the truth of who God says we are, and Who He is.
The Bible is very clear on this: If we belong to Christ, we have His mind! (1 Corinthians 2:16) Not human wisdom, but the power of God.
That thought pretty much blows my mind. We have the mind of the Almighty? The Creator of heaven and earth?
Good news: We can choose our thoughts! We can reject the lies of the enemy and agree with the Truth of our loving Father. We should set our mind on things above!!
I find myself praying this prayer at least once daily if not more. So I figured I would share it with you guys, along with some scripture that helps me when I feel like my mind is heading straight for that dark tunnel that takes way too long to come back from.
“Lord, help me fix my mind on your thoughts, help me to keep from letting my mind wander on things that aren’t helpful. Help me think on things that are true, lovely, and of a good report like Your Word tells me to do. And Lord, I cast out any thoughts planted by the enemy that I’m not good enough, or that I can’t handle what’s in front of me today. Help me speak things that bring life and not death. I pray I am a light in the darkness and help for others in time of trouble. Lord I pray that I can stay vigilant in my thoughts today! In Jesus name!”
Some good truth to stand on: