Hello Sunday friends!
This week God has really been placing this thought of “who told you?” inside my heart and head. For example, when I start thinking things like:
- I am not enough
- I need to have the perfect body to be happy
- Obsessing over food is okay because the rest of the world does it too
And SO ON, He has been coming back with the thought of “who told you that?”
And, really, when I look at all of these kinds of thoughts they come from 2 places:
- The world.
I see a lot of obsessed-with-perfection people on social media all day long (whether that be perfect food, bodies, lives, houses WHATEVER)
- My own self.
I personally feel like I get in my own way of really running to God because I have these totally wrong thoughts about myself and life and operate as if they are truth. Really, they are lies from the enemy,
So, this week when I’ve been having some kind of negative thought The Lord has been asking me “who told you” and then showing me 2 scripture verses.
If it’s a thought that I’m getting from the world, He has been playing Romans 12:2 over and over in mind, “do not conform any longer to the patterns 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.”
Oh HELLO God. Just being straight up that the World’s patterns are NOT what you want for me.
And if it’s a thought that I asses is from my own skewed thinking, He has been showing me Isaiah 55 8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Really just hitting home that my own thoughts are not mine and I need to stop operating as if they are truth.
It’s been really amazing to see how He keeps showing me these 2 verses and has been REALLY teaching me that the battlefield is truly in the mind and that is where the work needs to be done to break down these last little hang ups I have with food/obsession that I’m struggling with breaking (you guys know all about this.)
While physically doing stuff that we might think is “scary” to overcome whatever issue you have is important, the MOST important, and life-changing, action are taken when we really focus on the mind and “we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
So, I want to challenge YOU with the “who told you?” thought. Is there a stronghold in YOUR life that you can’t seem to get over? Maybe going back to these 2 verses in those times, like I’ve been doing this past weeks, will help you too!