Do you ever find your thoughts spinning out of control? Worries about what will be, or what has already been? I certainly have. At one point in my life, I let my thoughts get so out of control that I spun myself into deep anxiety and depression. My fear of not being perfect left me paralyzed to make any decisions & I wanted nothing more than to take back control and regain my sanity. Praise God I was able to, but it was a process involving 2 years of therapy, medication, and time with the Lord.
My journey of healing put so many things into perspective for me. One of the most important things I learned is that I’m NOT in control – and that’s ok, because I have the Holy Spirit inside me and he IS in control. John 16:13 says “But when he, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears;” and what he hears is the voice of our father in heaven. It brings me so much comfort to know that the father of heaven is speaking directly into my spirit to guide and move me into things that are true. But it is only when I let go and trust Him to lead me that I am moved from the lies in my head to the truths of who I am.
The Holy Spirit inside of us empowers us to be bold, empowers us to love and empowers us to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ! (2 Cor. 10:5). We must learn to let go of control and allow the spirit to take control. Whenever I’m feeling anxious now, I quote this 2 Timothy verse to myself over and over in my head until I feel myself relax and regain a “sound-mind.” This verse is worth memorizing and wielding as a sword when your thoughts & worries begin to run away with you. When your mind is sound, there is peace. When your mind is sound, decisions become clear. When your mind is sound, you are a powerful force against the kingdom of darkness.
We all face times in our lives when we are physically, emotionally, and mentally weak. In those times, when we have NOTHING of power, the truths of God become our life force. There have been times that I have felt so weak and so out of control that all I could do was drop to my knees and speak scripture over myself. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow.” It is quite literally the ONLY thing that can cut through the fog, the muck, the despair, and the pain. Even if you feel like all of your armor has been stripped away, you are NEVER without your sword. But you MUST wield it. You must SPEAK! The bible promises that the Word of God will NEVER return void! (Isaiah 55:11)
We can try and struggle to do it on our own, but we will ultimately fail until we realize that apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). With the Holy Spirit inside of you, you can face this week with power, love, and a sound-mind.
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Hi! I'm Dezerai, a woman passionate about living in my purpose, about creating a life on purpose and about challenging you to do the same. I speak, I write, and I hang out with my husky and my handsome husband in the beautiful Napa Valley.