Be careful to observe your inner self-talk. Your mind may repetitively get engaged in feeding an emotional “baby cub,” and before you know it the cub has grown into a “roaring lion”. Now you have a problem! Your self-talk becomes lustful, noisy, demanding, hurtful, and/or out of control. Depression, anxiety, addiction, attraction to porn, lusts, hatred, bitterness, etc. are at a point that you are now being overpowered. Many of us daily live in darkness, emotional pain, guilt, frustration, defeat, and worst of all, hopelessness. I lived in mental darkness for many, many years.
Never ever give in or up!
Hope is to be had if you purposefully and intentionally set and keep your will focused on God. This will not be easy. The process will most likely be arduous but well worth it:
- Hebrews 12:1&2 declares, “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” These verses emphatically challenge us “to lay aside every weighty and clingy” thing that encumbers and binds so tightly that it chokes out life. Then, the author instructs us “with endurance” to live life focused on Jesus “who endured the cross”, a game changing event in the spiritual world that leads to freedom in our mental life. Then, Christ “was seated at the right hand of God”, the most powerful throne in existence. Nothing compares with His authority…nothing!
- Hebrews 4:12 is dynamic, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit…discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” His word is alive and full of energy “piercing” to the depths enabling you to “evaluate and validate” thoughts as they originate. If you will allow His Word to penetrate down to the deepest parts of your mind, God will transform your thoughts making them truthful, pure, wise, righteous and healing to your soul. This should give you H-O-P-E. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).
- Find and involve yourself in a faith-based recovery group. These folks will become incredibly close friends to you. Do not try to work thru strongholds alone. Very few are successful. My suggestion is to get into ReGen. I am graduate from this program my and continue to watch the success of this ministry. James 5:16 is clear about this, “confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”.
Start the journey towards healing and get to know God intimately in the process. Stop feeding baby cubs!