Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thoughts

Have you ever noticed that when you just can't seem to really connect with God that...everything in your life is off. You can switch that up as well. When everything in your life is off...you just can't seem to connect with God! So who's fault is that, ours or Gods? Well...I'm going to step out on the limb and say...it's ours. We spend so much time trying to get our lives together...without asking for His help...that we just sort of become disconnected with God. At least I believe that is what I do.

I always think that I can handle everything on my own. Deep down I know I can't but I really just don't want to give up control. Why?? Probably fear. Fear of the unknown. Maybe God will not handle my life the way I think He should. Maybe He'll do something I'm not comfortable with. Well, let me tell you right now. Whatever God would decide to do with me has got to be better than my choices have been. I'm only comfortable with the choices I make right at the moment I make them. Later when I have to pay the consequences for my choices...it's usually not a real comfortable place to be. 

How can we expect to have peace when we ourselves cause nothing but turmoil in our own lives. For example...Think about the thoughts you have. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, thoughts that really don't make any difference at all. But these thoughts just keep your mind in a jumbled up mess! Then what happens? It's different for everyone. You might start letting temptations get the best of you. You think about them long enough and you will eventually give in to them. You can fight them for days...weeks...or even months. But the inevitable will happen if you don't get back on track. You will give in to temptations unless you just turn your jumbled up mess of thoughts over to the Lord and let Him help you.

You have to let God control your thoughts. Let His peace...comfort...strength...love...take control. Don't let the devil win the fight for your mind.

Just some thoughts I've been having today.


Ephesians 6:12-14 (NKJV)

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

6 comments:

Pam said...

Chelle, this is so true! On my own I am like Paul in Romans 7:15 "I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate."
Thank God for His grace!
Pam
2encourage.blogspot.com

Vilisi said...

"You have to let God control your thoughts. " A resounding Amen to this! reading the bible also fills my mind with God's word and there is no room for unworthy thoughts that only lead me to depression and self-doubt. So glad you brought this up Chelle. It is a daily battle to guard our thought life. May God transform us by the continual renewing of our minds.God bless you and hold you close to Himself. :)

Kristin Bridgman said...

Excellent thoughts Chelle! I like the way you are thinking :)

Stella said...

I can so relate to this. Control freak in recovery here! It is indeed daily work to surrender.
God bless,
Stella

Wanda said...

Chelle, this one sounds like I could have wrote. I have totally been in this place. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

Blessings,
Wanda

Just Be Real said...

Chelle, appreciated your thoughts here. Blessings.