This is a raw writing from an instagram post on Dec 3, 2019.
Your struggle with anxiety and depression isn’t just physical!
A war is being waged against your mind in the spirit realm (Ephesians 6:12)!
Let’s get this straight. You ARE called by God! You ARE anointed, you ARE set apart for a holy purpose! And satan wants to take you out.
The devil comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but GOD has come that we may have life, and life ABUNDANTLY. (John 10:10)
How does the enemy attack?
He targets your mind. He implants lies in the form of thoughts, then builds them up to strongholds in your mind that shape your identity and perception to the opposite of God’s word. He is the father of lies and there is NO truth in him (John 8:44).
Why does he target your mind?
The enemies goal is to gain control of your thoughts in order destroy your calling and inheritance. The enemy wars the hardest against those with big destinies. But fear not; God has redeemed you; He has called you by name. You are His (Isaiah 43:1).
What can we do about it?
Stop fighting the battle on your own, from your own strength, with your own weapons. Upgrade to heavenly weapons. You can’t fight a spiritual battle with earthly weapons, it just won’t work!
Put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17)
Stand in the truth of God’s word about who you are: a child of God, forgiven, redeemed, called, holy, loved, set apart for a purpose, and let it tear down those strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4) and renew your mind continuously (Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23).
See yourself how God sees you! You are seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6), that means you have a whole new life! You are in perfect standing with the Father (Hebrews 10:14), saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8)!
Take every thought captive and hold it in submission to the truth of God’s word (2 Corinthians 10:5). Filter every thought through the finished work of Jesus on the cross and know that He has set us free from condemnation. There is no condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1). You are dead to sin, alive to Christ, a completely new creation! Let the truth of who you are in Christ transform you to match that truth! Let it dispel the lies.
It all comes down to believing God’s word.
When the enemy says “you are nothing”, say “God has called me by name!” (Isaiah 43:1)
When the enemy says “you don’t matter”, say “I’m the apple of God’s eye!” (Zechariah 2:8)
When the enemy says “you are forgotten”, say “God will never leave me nor forsake me!” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
When the enemy says “you are hopeless”, say “God has given me a future and a hope!” (Jeremiah 29:11)
For every lie of the enemy, there is countless scripture to destroy it and replace it with life-giving truth. This is how we battle and rest at the same time. We battle FROM a place of rest. We rest in God’s truth, He transforms our minds and breaks down those strongholds that the enemies built up.
The word is your sword. Use it. Wield it, like a weapon. Speak life over yourself, every time a lie comes against you speak the truth of God’s word. Let it demolish the lies.
You are not destined for darkness. You are called into His marvelous light. The Lord will fight for you, you only need to be still. Be still and know that He is God. How do we fight the good fight of faith from a place of stillness? Trust and rest in His word.He is who He says He is. And you are who He says you are. Believe Him. Know your identity. NO anxiety. You are so much more in Christ.