Seek peace and pursue it. -Psalm 34:14b
This morning as I was doing my devotion I found that my mind was all over the place. I had difficulty controlling my thoughts and even after praying it seemed like they were still taking over. That was discouraging in itself! I mean why weren’t my prayers working!? (SN: Just because I didn’t see immediate results didn’t mean they weren’t working—God’s word is true and says that He will do anything we ask in His name (John 14). Don’t forget to rest on that, even if we don’t see that thang happen right, right now) The lies that were attempting to infiltrate my entire being almost made me feel like I needed to put down my reading for a minute and come back to it later but I was reminded by the spirit to keep pressing through. I needed what was in that text! (Hence the enemy’s strong attempts to keep me away from it since the night before)
As I read, God began to answer many of the prayers I have prayed over the last couple months. He continued to encourage me and was even able to counter many of the thoughts that were rushing through my mind. Sure, I could have taken greater authority over the thoughts and rebuked them but honestly in the moment that’s not what I did. Because I didn’t hear these thoughts quieted quick enough I became frustrated with them, I wasn’t able to think clearly, and was becoming overwhelmed.
But what God showed me today is that in everything, I will have to press through the negative thoughts in order to get what I need. Seek peace and pursue it! In order to get to a better mind space, in order to have a productive day, in
Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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