” Our struggle is not against flesh and blood” Eph 6:12
At a guess, I would say that you are struggling with your own personal battle at this very moment. This battle has no battle line, it has no blood and gore, guns and heavy artillery (hopefully), the battle that you will be struggling with will be of the mind. This battle largely consists of lies begin told to you by the “other” voice in your head. These lies may sound like:
You are fat
You are ugly
You are a rubbish mum
You don’t deserve your life
No one likes you at work
The world would be better off without you
The thoughts maybe of a sexual nature that you know you shouldn’t be thinking, so why are you
They maybe around food; go on eat the chocolate it’ll make you feel better! did it?
How about, your house is so untidy what is everyone going to think of you? I know useless!
These thoughts may have made them self comfortable right back when you were little, if you lived in fear, your parents split up or worse! maybe it was more recent, when these thoughts started. They may have crept in around a stressful time for you, an accident, having a baby, moving house. The problem is, sometimes unless you really start to analyse why, you may never actually know or notice until it has taken over your whole life.
You cant go out, you cant meet up with friends, your head is busy all of the time, you have no time. You never have any peace what with your head on overtime, your kids on overtime and general other life issues that are thrown at you.
When was the last time you laughed out loud, or you weren’t thinking off a 100 things at the same time?
As a Christian I have now come to realise that the bible is filled to the brim, with women and men, like us that are struggling with “demons” they call it in there. In Matthew 10 ( a book in the bible) “Jesus called in his disciples and gave them authority to drive our impure spirits and to heal every disease and illness”
I guess I am writing this as a you are not alone sort of message, I know now that the thoughts and ” voices” that have tormented me all these years, aren’t just happening to me, they are happening to you to. Drs tend to call it Anxiety, and it can effect you in ways that you may never imagine.
God didn’t give us the spirit of fear, and he definitely doesn’t want us to have it. When I excepted Jesus into my life I also gained the Holy Spirit which brings Love, Peace, Joy, Patience, kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
The Holy Spirit is now my means of fighting the battle of the mind, it will never stop but I have the armour of God, and the authority and freedom over my thoughts and it feels amazing. I have never had so much peace in my mind.
Hugs and Kisses
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