My Biggest Obstacle

My biggest obstacle is my mind.  For years I have been a prisoner to my thoughts without realizing it. It seemed natural to pick at myself and find tons of reasons why “I can’t”.  I bullied myself and called it self-love.

Its amazing the moment you realize the lies you have been feeding yourself. On one hand it is liberating to know that I can conquer these thoughts. On another hand it is scary to leave these insecurities behind. I have found it easier to complain and find excuses rather than getting up and doing something. There’s always the risk of failure. There is always the fear of what people may think; butI know God did not give me a spirit of fear. I know I am more than a conqueror.

I am in the process of winning my mind back from the enemy. The enemy is Satan. I have granted him access to my thoughts. He has made me miserable and made me think these thoughts were my own. It certainly isn’t easy. Discernment is needed to be able to distinguish thoughts that are of the Lord and thoughts that come from Satan. Do these thoughts bring you peace and harmony? Do they evoke feelings of regret or triumph? I encourage you to check your mind with this bible verse

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NIV)

 

3 thoughts on “My Biggest Obstacle

  1. The mind is tricky yet powerful thing, this is the reason God ask us to repent and to turn away from are learned thinking or natural way thinking that could be tarnished from traumatic experiences, unprofitable Cultural/Social instruction, and misunderstood religious teachings. It’s important to fill ourselves with the knowledge of Jesus Christ. For Jesus Christ is truth and life to us all. Living in truth will expose lies for what they are and who they come from, however living in lies will only make you more susceptible to be seduced by them. Not knowing what lies we may be living with,tutoring us, how great these lies may be presently within us.

    “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!” (Matthew 6:22-23)

    “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

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  2. lizanny says:

    Reblogged this on JOURNEY LIZANNY and commented:
    The mind is tricky yet powerful thing, this is the reason God ask us to repent and to turn away from are learned thinking or natural way thinking that could be tarnished from traumatic experiences, unprofitable Cultural/Social instruction, and misunderstood religious teachings. It’s important to fill ourselves with the knowledge of Jesus Christ. For Jesus Christ is truth and life to us all. Living in truth will expose lies for what they are and who they come from, however living in lies will only make you more susceptible to be seduced by them. Not knowing what lies we may be living with,tutoring us, how great these lies may be presently within us.

    “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!” (Matthew 6:22-23)

    “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

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