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
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.Be satisfied and don’t allow discontent to steal your joy #JoyHunt Click To Tweet
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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