Freedom from Overthinking | Arpana Sharon Blog
Updated: Oct 14, 2021
Your every problem began because Satan hates God-- your Maker, your Father. So your every battle is God's. Yes, even the little things that annoy you.
Overthinking relocates the big conflict between God & Satan— to your mind. How dangerous is that to your overall well-being? Imagine your mind fighting a battle that is won only by His Spirit. You’ll drain all your hope & strength out.
"It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies." Zechariah 4:6
If your mind is busy controlling things you can’t control, there’s no way for progress. That’s exactly what the devil wants. When you're tied down by your mind popping questions after questions, you really have no room in there for personal growth.
The message of 3 John 1:2 says, "...all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul." Can your soul prosper while your mind is tired?
The questions on your mind are usually answered with time. But the devil wants you to believe otherwise. He encourages you to keep pondering over uncontrollable factors-- as though doing so would yield instant satisfactory answers!
A busy mind is good, but what is your mind busy with? A past that's long gone? Depths of random information that needn't be explored? Unrealistic imagination that blurs out the truth? These are all anxious thoughts which steal your precious time.
Time is a free resource by itself. But there's a catch-- it keeps passing by. God is able to change time and seasons (Dan 2: 21). Which is why we are to depend on God for the right thing to happen at the right time. But we often drag situations and thoughts across seasons. And, life becomes complicated when a great mess begins to take shape,
There's nothing impossible with God. But that also means you are empowered by God to surrender your weaknesses to Him.
"But what if...?" No. "What ifs" are dangerous when they're also "Not in your hands,"
Here are some pointers to de-stress in the Lord, and be confident that all things will work together for good for those who love Him, (Romans 8:28)
- Have a sense of humor about embarrassing situations.
- Roll your eyes if the devil tells you you're missing out.
- Remember that love covers a multitude of sins.
- Forgive and forget quickly to save yourself of any further mental damage.
- Stay faithful to the people God sent to you.
- Walk away when you can't stop hurting.
- If you're burdened with guilt, be proactive by letting it transform you as a person.
- If there's a practical solution to handling your problem, commit your ways to the Lord and do a leap of faith.
- Have the "Feet of Faith." That means, keep your feet moving forward even if your neck hurts from all that turning back you've been doing!
“Fear Not.” What’s yours is yours. God has a way of making things come together. Do not overthink! It’s not your battle to fight. Your mind was created to make a conscious choice to follow Him. Rest in His will for your life. Transfer your burdens on Him, and focus on being productive as you wait on your answer.