Deeper Day 36: Hall of Mirrors

Recently, I described a very challenging week I had in which God spoke to me that I was under attack.  Today, I wanted to highlight one of the most important things that consistently happened during that time.

When the fog was all around me, and I couldn’t see a way through.  When my emotions were all out of whack and I wondered how I would find my way out, I kept hearing a voice inside (Holy Spirit) saying, “This is an illusion.  This is not true.”  So, I kept repeating that to myself when I would hear the many negative thoughts and outcomes that kept plaguing my mind.

You see, I am not subject to my thoughts.  My thoughts are held captive to the Light of His Presence.

I learned long ago that we would be better served to stop acting as servants to every whim and erroneous thought we have.  It’s not the original thoughts that are sins, no, it’s when we entertain them and eventually live them out that they become our sin.

We have power over not only our own actions, but our thoughts.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:5

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.  The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.  Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.  You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.  And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.  Romans 8:6-9

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

So, when the enemy was trying to convince me that I had no future and life was so bad it would be better if I wasn’t even living it anymore, I was telling God, “I know this isn’t real, and I also know I must be on the verge of the greatest breakthrough of my life.”  For real, that’s what I said.  Then I would continue to do all the normal things I usually do and refused to allow the enemy to pull me into the pit of despair.  I kept on going just like the “little engine who could”, except I didn’t just “think” I could make it, I knew!  For nothing is impossible with God.  Luke 1:37

Prayer Moment: God, I pray that I would be so steeped in scripture and in Your Presence that each and every time the enemy tries to plant the seed of a negative thought in my life, I recognize it immediately and bring it straight to You so I can be free.  Lord, forgive me for times in the past when I allowed myself to fall under the thoughts and plans of the enemy for my life.  Help me to always partner with Your thoughts from this day forward.  Show me Your plan and purpose for my life so I can walk in Your ways and not be deceived.  Lord, I trust You.  I trust You enough to share every thought with You, without any fear.  I know that You know me, and You know my heart.  Protect me.  Lead me.  Teach me.  I am Yours completely.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.