Can’t Shut Me Up!

 

Have you ever been driving down the road just minding your own business and suddenly thoughts start bombarding your mind…

“You’re a failure.”

“You’ll never have enough money.”

“You’ll never make it.”

“No one cares about you.”

If you’re not careful you can begin to accept those thoughts and your mood, mindset, and actions will go in that direction.  You and ONLY YOU have the power to choose what you will think on.  

What I’ve learned to do, after years of mental anguish, is when the enemy tries to plant those negative thoughts in my head…IMMEDIATELY I start saying the exact opposite of whatever is trying to get me discouraged and down.  And If I’m alone in my car or my house, I say it out loud and VERY LOUDLY, so the thoughts in my mind have to shut up! 

I used to meditate on those thoughts and whatever popped in my head, I accepted as truth.  BUT NO MORE!  I start letting the devil know right away…

He’s a liar!

He’s defeated!

I’m a child of God!

I’m a success!

God supplies all my needs!

and on and on…it shuts those thoughts up right away!

The louder the thoughts get, the LOUDER I’m going to speak the Word! 

You must SAY what the Word says…

Mark 11:23 says, ““Truly I tell you, if anyone SAYS to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” (NIV)

It’s time for you to start talking to your mountains.  Whatever it is that tries to get you overwhelmed, depressed, stressed out over…you start talking to it!

“Nope, you’re not going to stress me out bills, because my God shall supply all my needs!”

“Not going there stress, because the peace of God rules and reigns in my heart and mind.”

“Sickness you don’t win, because by the stripes of Jesus I am already healed!”

The devil will do anything he can to shut you up, he doesn’t want to hear you quoting the Word in times of crisis…but that’s when you need to shout it the loudest!  Let him know right now, “You can’t shut me up!”

Quote those scriptures!

Turn that praise music up!

Play that faith building message!

It reminds me of the story of blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10.  He was sitting by the roadside begging, but he heard that Jesus was nearby.  He began to shout for him, but many rebuked him and told him to be quiet.  But I love what verse 48 says, “but he shouted all the more…”  He wouldn’t be quiet, they couldn’t shut him up because he knew the Deliverer had come to town!  His freedom had come.  His relief had come.

So, I’m telling you today…the second those negative thoughts try to creep in and take over…you begin to say the opposite!  When you begin to do that, you will show the devil who’s boss.  He has no power over you and can’t control your thought life…speak the word ONLY!

You can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens you! (Phil 4:13)

Love, Jerriann

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