It’s so crazy to me how the devil will literally wait until your momentum is going so strong to start throwing monkey wrenches into the mix to try to completely throw you off your game. It could be the smallest things ever, distraction or just something to subtly frustrate you. I haven’t written a blog post in a while, but I am mentally in a place right now that I must take the time to share this, just in case some of you are going through the same thing.
The last few months for me have been absolutely incredible. God has really been showing out in ways that I can’t even explain. I’ve received brand deals and opportunities that I never saw coming. Some brands that I would’ve never guessed would reach out, have. My creativity, motivation, and vigor have been on 100 and nothing has been able to stop me.
I would say, over the last month I’ve started struggling mentally with staying enthusiastic and encouraged about the success in my life. I can’t even tell you where it began, but my guess is that it started from something small and then grew into a mental fight to stay above water and self-doubt (In the least dramatic way possible). I have been letting the smallest things throw me off my game, frustrate me, and my anxiety has been through the roof. I know that it has just been the enemy trying to discourage me. Honestly, in reality, nothing is wrong with me. I’ve been blessed getting all of these opportunities and really making things happen. So I haven’t been able to understand why this level of frustration or aggravation has been with me. It’s almost like the devil wants me to be depressed or anxious about something when I have no reason to be.
To combat that, I literally have to talk to myself, read my word and tell myself “ Nothing is wrong JaLisa, don’t let him do this to you.” And I think that’s the message I want to get across in this post. We must stop allowing the enemy to take control of our minds and make things up. He has no control of us and we must recognize this.
The Bible Says — “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 NIV
We must take the necessary steps in renewing our mind. In other words, we have to stay woke to the enemies devices and know the ways that he tries to taunt and get to us.
We need to understand our mind is like a field and the thoughts that are fed or sewn to it are like seeds. Therefore the growth or what we see in our life is a direct reflection of the seeds that were planted. So if we don’t like what we’re seeing in our life, we have to stop and control the seed that was planted in the first place, which was in our thoughts. Meaning we need to ensure that no negative, discouraging cynical, disarming thoughts are what is consuming our mind. We have to be spiritual stewards of it especially when we know we are in a low season.
We have to be intentional and think about what we are thinking about. We have to believe that we are able to choose what we are thinking about and what we allow in our minds!
The only way you and I can have a change mind is if we understand the way the enemy is going to engage us, is going to be in the exact area we know God already spoke a word to us in. We have to be aware that whenever he (the enemy) has the opportunity, he will engage and try and undermine God’s affirmation of us, (as if it is up for discussion after GOD said it)! He tries to keep us unsettled in the exact area God wants us to be settled in. If he gets us unsettled in who we are, we won’t be stable enough to carry out who God has called us to be!
Lastly, when all else fails, PICK UP THE WORD!!! Begin to read and feed your mind until your thoughts have no choice but to confirm or change. Until the fears, insecurities and discouragement have no room to stay!
We have to know and believe that God has given us dominion over our mood, thoughts, and feelings.
He has given us the power to wake up and tell our mind what kind of day it is going to have!
It’s a simple as that! Once we get this, everything will change!!
“Don’t doubt the word, doubt your doubts!”
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