Control that Think Tank

Control that Think Tank

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When you think about something for a long time, you’re giving a lot of energy to it. Is what you’re thinking about worth it?

I’ve been thinking about a particular situation that’s been going on years in my life and I have prayed constantly about it. The Lord has assured me that He will take care of all my needs, so why am I still thinking so heavily about this? The answer is just one simple word: impatience.  

I need it fixed now, not tomorrow, not next week, and certainly not next year. But, this is my flesh speaking. It doesn’t want to go through anything. It’s weak and frail and mosttimes selfish. There are good reasons why God is choosing a certain method in answering my request.

It could be parts that need to be worked out that I don’t know about so that the end result will be exactly what I need. If I tried to fix it, it would never be done perfectly or correctly. God has a divine purpose and the solution will always give Him the greatest glory.  

What do you do when you know you’re giving a problem too much of your mental time?

I would say, pick a verse that reminds you of God’s goodness, something that encourages you and say it over and over to yourself. Every time that urge of wanting to bring up that subject, say that verse, say it out loud no matter how many times a day you have to do it.

This will help you stay calm while God is working the situation out. I’m preaching to myself here too ya’ll!

Here’s a few of my Favorite Verses (KJV):

  • Romans 8:28; All things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to His purpose.
  • Isaiah 54:17; No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that riseth up against me, thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of The Lord and their righteousness is of me, saith The Lord.
  • Deuteronomy 15:6; I will lend to many nations, but borrow from no one.
  • 1 Peter 5:7; Casting all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you.
  • Matthew 6:33; But, seek ye first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and then these other things will be added unto you.
  • Psalm 37:25; I have been young, now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor its seed begging bread.

Share with me your favorite or go-to scriptures that lift you up! I’d love to have those added to the comments!

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.