What are your biggest stressors?
Those things that cause you to go Ahhhhhhh!!! in your mind, which your behaviours shortly follow.
For me, these things have changed over my years.
From a young age it was loud noises, including fireworks. I hated them! It was terror for me to watch them with my hands over my ears and jumping with every ignition.
Then as I started to drive it was stop lights. Yes, I began to panic as I approached a light on a highway going its speed of 80 km/h terrified that I wouldn’t be able to make the decision of whether to stop or keep going.
Later on, it was the setting of the sun. That supper hour where a sense of dread forebodes.
In each of these situations; happenings in my past; significant difficult experiences set a pattern of beliefs, encroaching onto my present.
An experience, experienced. A word spoken and believed. A thought owned as one’s own.
These things can be debilitating.
These things can prevent us from moving forward in freedom into God’s best for us.
Today, I am happy to say that none of these things impact me anymore!!
Scripture gives us hope!!
That we do not need to hold onto these things meant to overcome us.
“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
Scripture reveals that importance of taking every one of our thoughts captive. Is it true? Is it real? Is it what the Bible says?
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 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 10:4&5
It is my hope, that we will live in this Freedom, the One offered to us and be bound no more!!