Today I’m going to share a secret with you about me. Later I’m hoping you’ll decide to share something with me in return and if you do I’ll give you a chance to win something fun!
Okay, so you might not have noticed this about me, but occasionally…
And don’t be mad, but I’m going to go boldly beyond that and say that you get a little crazy sometimes too.
Agree or disagree, but it is true that our girl brains work in excessive over-time and on maximum overload. Criticizing. Accusing. Condemning. Ourselves. Far. Too. Often.
Pointy dagger shaped thoughts are set to go off in rapid-fire through our minds. Bombarding us with lies. They come in the form of…
you should haves
how dare yous
and not good enoughs
Just to name a few. And we believe them. They consume us when we’re driving. Showering. Working. Trying to sleep. Constantly. They follow us around, twist us up and we hate it, but we take it. Over and over they stab at us. Making us bleed.
Turning us crazy.
And in order to survive with a single ounce of sanity in the midst of all this madness we must have a personal defense method. A girls very own got-to-take-it way of escape. I know we all desire to hold every thought captive to the Lord. But we wouldn’t have a need for that desire unless it was something we struggled with, right?
When I find myself all caught up in crazy I stop and pray. I read my Bible, talk to a godly friend or listen to good Christian music. Doing these things moves my mind into a necessary slow-down allowing me to release my wild thoughts to God. He sorts me out. Shifts my thinking. He roots out my untruth, grants me the clarity I need to detect it and the strength to reject it. Then He awards me with His truth to replace it and the irresistible urge to embrace it.
After that and sometimes in the middle of that I write. Writing it somehow connects all the jumbled up words and fragments flying through my head together in a way that points to God and transforms me. And even still my issues sometimes resurface for another go around. But we’re all making progress on our journey with Jesus, right? Fortunately we have free and limitless access to the most loving and incredible Counselor available. We all are in desperate need of little divine brain surgery. Agreed?
Okay, so it’s your turn! Godly girls want to know… what’s your method? How does God reign in your madness and give you the power to tame it?
And, for a little extra thinking motivation I am giving away a copy of Matthew West’s new CD “Story of Your Life” to one randomly selected person who leaves a comment. If you’ve got it already I am certain there is a sweet sister (or brother) in your life who would love to receive it as a gift!
*Winner announced tomorrow!