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Monday, July 4, 2011

Use Your Fighting Words!

Ever wish there was an on/off switch to your thoughts? Like they're just coming so fast you don't know how to stop them? Maybe your thoughts have caused you to loose sleep, brought on fear, stole your confidence, or even destroyed your hope.
There are days when I'm strong in faith I'm doing great, trusting God... and then there are other days when my thoughts seem like they are shouting at me, telling me my dreams of having a baby will never happen.  If I CHOOSE to let them talk to me - I start to believe them; instead I have to CHOOSE to believe what God says and not what my thoughts are telling me. It really IS a choice.

Being a Kindergarten, I can hear my name repeated a million times a minute... Mrs. Zinn!, Mrs. Zinn!, Mrs. Zinn! Mrs. Zinn! Mrs. Zinn! Mrs. Zinn! Mrs. Zinn! ( not kidding). Sometimes it happens when you are obviously busy doing something else. If I do not address the child, he/she will not stop, I can not stay silent.

It is the same with thoughts that are pulling you down and trying to lie to you- YOU CAN NOT STAY SILENT. This is when you must use your fighting words. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:4,5 "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but MIGHTY in God...casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ."  

You can never defeat the enemy in your mind, you MUST fight him with your WORDS because "faith comes by hearing" Rom. 10:17 Your mind needs to hear it! Hear what??? the Word of God! So find the scriptures you need to back up what you are facing and need faith for. Post them around where you will constantly see them... and SAY them out loud. It will take perseverance as you renew your mind, so be quick to get on it every time the thoughts come. Take EVERY thought captive!

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is FAITHFUL!!

2 comments:

  1. just got back home from Bible study and the grocery store and read this...needed this right now. engaging my fightin' words! thanks, elisa!

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  2. Hebrews 10:23!!! Yes, these are my fighting words!!! Hold Fast!! This is so good Elisa!

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