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These Scriptures Help Heather Lindsey Battle Bad Thoughts

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Heather Lindsey battles thoughts of defeat just like the rest of us.

Instead of allowing those thoughts to defeat her, the preacher, wife, and mother turns to the word of God. She shared a recent experience of the battle with her thoughts on Instagram.

“Have you ever let your thoughts linger? Maybe you think thoughts like, ‘this is too much! I’m a failure,’” she wrote. “I can’t take it anymore. I’m weary, I’m exhausted and I don’t know what to do. Then defeat starts to creep into your mind.”

This week, the preacher who founded the Pinky Promise digital women’s ministry faced some of those struggles.

“I’ve definitely been there. This morning, I was working out and I thought – ‘I can’t do this,’” she recalled. “My hip WAS bothering me after childbirth – and in my mind, I needed to slow down in case I hurt it again.”

In all of her worry, Heather realized that she wasn’t experiencing any actual pain.

“In my actual body, I didn’t feel any pain. It was in my HEAD,” she revealed. “Isn’t it ironic how when God heals us from something – we still think we are in pain or handicap from that situation? I heard the Holy Spirit tell me this above scripture.”

The scripture is Proverbs 23:7 which states, “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Heather decided to change her thought process.

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Have you ever let your thoughts linger? Maybe you think thoughts like, “this is too much! I’m a failure! I can’t take it anymore. I’m weary, I’m exhausted and I don’t know what to do.” Then defeat starts to creep into your mind. ➡️ I’ve definitely been there. This morning, I was working out and I thought – “I cant do this. My hip WAS bothering me after childbirth – and in my mind, I needed to slow down in case I hurt it again. In my actual body, I didn’t feel any pain. It was in my HEAD. Isn’t it ironic how when God heals us from something – we still think we are in pain or handicap from that situation? I heard the Holy Spirit tell me this above scripture. So I decided to think in my heart that I’m healthy and strong, I decided to think in my heart that my hip is healed, I decided to think in my heart that I am determined. I challenge you today – what thoughts are you thinking about yourself? Are you holding onto past pain while trying to press forward? Are your relationships getting ruined because of past hurt? Do you find yourself not stepping out in faith “because of what happened before?” Set your mind to think what God thinks about you. Spend time reading his word and meditating on scriptures. Believe the best! Fight back! You got this! 👊🏼 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

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“So I decided to think in my heart that I’m healthy and strong, I decided to think in my heart that my hip is healed, I decided to think in my heart that I am determined. I challenge you today – what thoughts are you thinking about yourself,” she asked. “Are you holding onto past pain while trying to press forward? Are your relationships getting ruined because of past hurt?”

She went on to ask, “do you find yourself not stepping out in faith ‘because of what happened before?’”

Instead of focusing on negativity, Heather suggested that people align their thoughts with God’s word.

“Set your mind to think what God thinks about you. Spend time reading his word and meditating on scriptures,” she wrote. “Believe the best! Fight back! You got this!”

She closed the message by sharing 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 which says, “three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”

 

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