Nov 6, 2018
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. I wear a lot of hats, none I want to give up. The secret to victory is knowing when to do what. The secret is tied to the source from which our decisions are made and our thoughts rule.
What the heck does that mean? Yeah, I didn’t get it for a long time either.
In the sentence, Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, we can locate my thought process by the word feel. I’m thinking out of my emotions, my flesh and what I see in my mind as scary impossible– that huge difficult task, for example. But if you are a born again child of God, this should not be where you dwell.
Our true source of victory is located south of the mind. The Holy Spirit inside us is located in the center of our being. This is the place from which insight and wisdom may be found. But if we ignore the Word and we ignore the Holy Spirit, the flesh takes over. Then we make decisions based on experience, tradition and advice from the world. That is how the carnal mind operates, and it is brings death to whatever it controls.
Instead what does the Word say about those tasks, schedules, meetings, problems, fears, worries and concerns? Find three verses that speak to the circumstances then speak them over yourself. This is the mind led by the Spirit. The Spirit is telling the mind what to think.
Need wisdom, for example? Here are three:
- I ask God for wisdom and He is generously giving it to me. James 1:5
- I am being filled with the knowledge of God’s will through all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 1:9
- I am trusting in God with all my heart and not on what I think I know. He is leading me, and He will show me what to do. Proverbs 3:5-6
Write these down and read them outloud several times a day until the stress leaves. Act on the wisdom you are given and continue to depend on the Word.
So this is my recipe for undoing the overwhelm, and it works because the Word works. To quote Jed Clampett, “Once you’ve tasted turkey, you ain’t likely to settle for tripe.”
Hope this blesses you!
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