I feel like I’m losing my mind

I feel like I’m losing my mind. Wandering down a dark alley, I knew better than to open the door. It was supposedly locked anyway. At first it was stuck, but I jiggled the knob and forced it open with my hip. When I looked around I thought, “What am I doing here?”

My mind wanders places it shouldn’t go and before long I feel like I’m losing it. Over and over I push replay on toxic thoughts and wind up where I never meant to be. Oh, you too?

Philippians 4:8, “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.” NIV

Dwelling

Yeah, that’s the problem, dwelling on the wrong things rather than thinking about such things. Instead of nourishing my soul, I feed the darkness and watch it grow.

Reviewing sin, hurt, abuse or betrayal only further enslaves us to pain. The door gets easier to open but the end result is the same. Why do we keep  going back to the place of misery?

2 Corinthians 10:5, “We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” NLT

Prone to wander

Rebellious thoughts form habits and create familiar pathways that our minds travel over and over. Thoughts out of line with what we are commanded to think about lead us to unwanted destinations. Before long, you feel like you are losing your mind. 

Since it cannot be trusted, don’t let your mind wander.

Isaiah 26:3, “People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit.” MSG

When I feel like I’m losing my mind

I run after it because it’s a slippery thing and I don’t want it to get away. Anxious thoughts swirl in my head and the roads to what-if are many but they are all dead ends. Would have, could have, should have will get you lost quickly. Indulging in discontent and dissatisfaction is a sure path to desperation and despair.

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Colossians 3:2, Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.” ESV

Are you losing your mind?

Lock the door to negative thoughts and never go out alone. God walks before us, beside us and hems us in from behind. Meditating on Him and His word protects our minds.

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” HCSB

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15 thoughts on “I feel like I’m losing my mind

  1. Great word pictures. You are gifted by the LORD. These words and scriptures are an encouragement to me. Thank you for sharing GOD’S WORD.

  2. Thank you for reminding me it is so easy to go down that path praying for you and me to keep our minds focused on Jesus knowing He is faithful in all things and has a good plan for our future

  3. I’m thankful for your constant exposure of sins of the mind; so often minimized and/or justified in my own mind. Another great one!

  4. We all find ourselves in that alley sometime, but it sure is a dark, lonely place. I agree that God’s word is the way out and the guard against going back. Still, the door seems to appear out of nowhere some days so we have to be on our guard and press on. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. So good! I’ve been praying Psalms 119 over my family this month. I even wrote verse three on our chalkboard as you walk in our front door (it’s a good way to constantly keep scripture in front of our faces and hearts) Anyway, verse three (farmiliar to us all) says “Let the words of my mouth, and the MEDITATIONS of my heart, be pleasing to You, O Lord, MY STRENGTH!” I love that HE is my strength as I desperately seek to think on the things of Him! The Spirit leads us into all Truth!

    Thanks for this reminder of His power!

  6. Relevant words for me. Ruminating on past events is not only unhealthy but it also robs us from experiencing the blessings of daily life.

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