Baffling Belief

Not the conditional, good time, sunny day faith, but the broken, gaping deficit, sickly, challenging to the very core type. That faith that prompts growth in areas you once prided yourself on being strong in. Only to find that under pressure, the fortitude of your faith resembled an ant trying to hold on to a crumb in a tornado.

The halls are painted with horror, and the lights are broken. How often, does Satan attempt to lure us into the depths of fear. Lacking solid evidence, yet the lump in your throat and the racing of your heart cosign. The wages are missed opportunities. The benefits package is regret, doubt, and anxiety. How can we possibly combat the physiological effects of the illogical?

We must begin and end with faith. Impossible situations, gaping deficits, sickbed faith, is the air that flows under the wings of the, seemingly, dreadful situations. Strengthened from the energy derived from the last battle won, we push forward in our thinking. Previously, our minds were similar to a self-destructive cesspool. Floating with defeating thoughts, fallacies from Satan, and skewed perspectives, I once governed my life with the unstable cognitive distortions that I foolishly called thoughts.

There is hope. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5 God graciously gives us the ability to control our futile thinking, thus improving our faith, whereas negative thought patterns war against faith. I do not just paint over the walls of fear and doubt with happy thoughts, I attack the lie. The untruths drilled into our psyche by Satan all have a root.

As with any weed, once the root is removed the plant dies. In this instance, the plant is what contradicts the word of the Living God inside of us. The root may be, low self-esteem, addiction, bitterness, abuse, jealousy, covetousness, abandonment, and the like. Seeds have been planted, that have taken root, which prompts our thinking to follow patterns of defeat.

Attacking the root requires submission to God and requests for healing. Our submission includes obedience. When God says forgive; we must pray for strength to forgive. There are times when God will instruct us to launch out into the unknown, launch.As we seek the root to our negative thinking, attack the lie with the word of God, and obey God’s instructions, not only will our thought life be healthy, but our spiritual maturity will have a tremendous growth spurt.

 

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom says:

    Excellent point about the root being the problem! Often we have allowed seeds to grow and refuse to remove the root, while trying just to trim up the top. Planting seeds of trust and faith in God will do so much better. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Indubitably, I’m coming for the root. Thanks Tom!

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  2. What a beautiful and POWERFUL testimony, and blog, you have, sister. God meets and embraces us in the hard pain of our lives because He DOES have a Good Plan and Purpose for us…I didn’t understand that in the beginning, I thought I was being punished and didn’t know why. But that was just another lie of satan, trying his best to keep me from what I now have with our Lord. Intimacy with Him is like nothing else the world offered to me. I am so happy for you, dear heart–He’s brought you so far, but it required your partnership with Him, which is what I learned 6 year years ago (after being a Christian since 13-14). I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers, as I do others I’ve met through the blogs–May you be blessed so abundantly! ❤

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Thanks Stella! Those kind words are very refreshing. Your prayers are appreciated. I will keep you lifted as well:-)

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      1. Ohhhh thank you my dear!!

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  3. Talasi Guerra says:

    Love this. For me, at this season in my life, the root that God is digging out is fear and anxiety. I am blogging through this journey at braverthanbefore.com and finding the experience deeply healing! This–> “As we seek the root to our negative thinking, attack the lie with the word of God, and obey God’s instructions, not only will our thought life be healthy, but our spiritual maturity will have a tremendous growth spurt.” is such an accurate description of what happens when we let God in to deal with these destructive roots!

    Thank you for writing and for being open about your journey to healing!

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      To God be the glory Talasi! I’ve found the one reason that God illuminates the fear and anxiety in us is because the work He is calling us to do requires confidence and boldness. Confidence is my word for the year, it will probably take that long for me to get a solid foundation in it, but God!

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      God bless you brother! May God continue to bless the work of your hands!

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  4. Laura says:

    ‘We must begin and end in faith..’ I truly love this. Anything and everything we do must come from our faith in God that He deeply loves us and is always watching over.
    You have an amazing blog and you have an incredible talent. I look forward to following.
    I use my own photos on my blog and I combine them with quotes. With your permission, I would love to use some of your quotes in a photo and give you the credit on my blog. 🙂

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Hi Laura! That would be amazing. To God be the glory!

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  5. Liberty On the Lighter Side says:

    You caught me on the second sentence and then I loved this: ‘I do not just paint over the walls of fear and doubt with happy thoughts, I attack the lie’. Delighted to discover your blog and thanking the Lord for using even strangers to bring His wisdom and encouragement to my door!

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Praise God!! Thank you sis for the encouragement!

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  6. Light Ministry Blog says:

    Good post…very descriptive and full of good thoughts!

    Steve

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Thank you Steve! I appreciate the encouragement. To God be the glory!

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      1. Light Ministry Blog says:

        You are very welcome, Lady Jay. Your writing is very descriptive and deep. It is a pleasure to read your thoughts…and thank you for following my blog, you honor me!

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  7. Will Marler says:

    I’m writing in that vein of faith this week. You do it better, I’m re blogging this.

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      Thanks for the reblog Will! I’m stopping by shortly. Blessings

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  8. Will Marler says:

    Reblogged this on Will Marler and commented:
    I love this. Thanks Lady Jay…

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    1. Lady Jay says:

      To God the all the honor and glory! Thank you Will!

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