This morning I picked up my devotional and read exactly what I needed to hear. So many times we just read the daily verse and tuck it in our hearts but we are busy and don’t let it fully speak to us. Today, however, I just needed to let the verse wash over me and sink in deep. The devotional I read was over what we tell ourselves, and how we begin to believe it. I am so guilty of letting my thoughts overtake me and my emotions. Being home with Josie I am alone most of the day. (If you know me at all you know I love my alone time)! I really have no problem being by myself-but lately the enemy has been using it as a tool against me. I begin to feel lonely, coupled with social media scrolling, I begin to feel less than, not good enough, not wanted, etc. The list could go on and on! “What was I thinking not going back to work? Why is my baby still crying-I must not be a good mom. Why is Cody still working, doesn’t he want to spend time with me?” I actually make up scenarios in my head that haven’t even happened, then get angry about it! Has anyone else ever let their thoughts snowball out of control?
It doesn’t take long and I’ve gone from thinking these things, to believing them.
Once you believe the lie, you begin to live the lie. This is the worst place you can find yourself. God doesn’t want us to live defeated, feeling sorry for ourselves, and alone! We have to know without a doubt that God is working in our lives, that He sees us, and that He loves us! I have to admit, that it can be easier sometimes to hear the voice of the enemy rather than the voice of truth. And once we get ourselves in a ‘funk’ it can be hard to dig our way out.
Isaiah 41:10 tells us, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Whenever I start to feel alone, left out, forgotten, I am reminded that that just simply is not true. God promises to never leave us and He promises to help us in every troubling situation. Every morning I read my Bible as I drink my coffee; I have to fill my heart and mind with the truth. Otherwise, I will fall captive to the enemy’s lies in my head every time. Whenever he starts to throw lies my way I am able to shut them out because I know what God says about me first.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2
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