It’s 4:00 am and I’m awake. My mind is racing. Fear. Regret. Offense. Jealousy. All these yucky thoughts fill my head. I tried reading the Word. My daily devotional led me to Psalm 91. When I got to the part that said, “no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.”, I actually thought, “Yeah, but that’s not always true.” It takes me a while to realize, “Wait something is wrong with me.”
What I did next was critical. If the enemy is bombarding you with fear, anxiety, doubt and worry, this is how you fight and win:
1. I Recognized these ARE NOT my thoughts. We have the mind of Christ. Is Jesus worried? Jealous? Offended? Regretful? No. Therefore neither are we. Change your thought pattern. How?
2. Declare God’s Word. I reread Psalms 91 this time as a declaration. “No harm will overtake me or my family. No disaster shall come near our tents. I will not fear. God will satisfy me and my family with long life.”
3. Pray in the Spirit. Just do it. I prayed in the Spirit until the thoughts subsided. Praying in the Spirit edifies your Spirit. It builds you up and strengthens you so that you can discern truth. The thoughts bombarding me this morning were not truth. His word is truth.
4. Recognize why the enemy is bombarding you and do the very thing he is trying to prevent. Okay, here is my secret. I’ve started writing a new book. Tentatively, the title is “Touched – When Jesus Invades a Woman’s Heart.” This one is different because I’ve been asked to submit it to a publisher for review. I don’t know if it will happen, I just know the enemy is using fear tactics to stop it. So, as soon as the sun comes out, I’m going outside and write!
If the enemy is trying to hold you back with fear and yucky thoughts, I pray that you will break free. Recognize his tactics and do the very thing he is trying to prevent. God’s army RISE UP!
““Because he loves me, I will rescue him; because he knows my name, I will protect him. He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him when he is in trouble. I will extricate him and bring him honor. I will satisfy him with long life and show him my salvation.””
Tehillim (Psa) 91:14-16 CJB