“When you find yourself in a slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” – Dr. Seuss
Just now, I recognized I was laying in bed sinking into sadness. Once I realized what was going on, I literally had to force my mind to think of positive and happy things. I am rejoicing because a year ago I wouldn’t have been able to get out of the slump as easily. I would literally be STUCK for days dwelling in darkness and curled up in my bed. Man. Luckily, I’ve been getting trained how to be in control over my own mind, and I have a long way to go, but I can see the growth. The most important thing I’ve learned in this process is that we are in a spiritual battle with the enemy, and our minds and emotions are attacked constantly by them. When you allow yourself to stay in a sad mindset you are allowing the devil the advantage over your mind. Leading to doubts, fears, depression, laziness, and other negative feelings and states.
Everyday I am constantly trying to reprogram my mind of negative thoughts that seem to ALWAYS enter in. I am thankful for the tactic I have: reading the Bible, positive affirmations, self help books, and looking at childhood pictures! For instance, a book I’m currently reading puts it likes this, “Today I will be master of my emotions… Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.” (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesmen in the World). Man, isn’t that powerful? I am working on making that truth a habit of mine and I challenge you to give it a try with me.
Definitely meditate on the provided scripture!