When life happens, it’s what it’s supposed to do. If it didn’t happen, well, we wouldn’t be here; even when you think you’re finally getting to bed a decent hour. I was faced with the task of helping my daughter get through a scary situation. She had a little intimidation and fear that brought her to tears about her school work one night. To some, it may seem small and trivial, but do you know that all satan needs is a small crack to enter into our thoughts. That little intimidation turns into worry, worry turns into anxiety, anxiety turns into depression, then, depression can lead to other things this mama does not want for her girls.
I never want to play down how my girls feel. I know, sometimes kids will try and get out of situations that they don’t want to do. But even then, we have to take seriously what they’re feeling about certain things or what they think about them.
That little scare she had before bed, ended up being a two hour conversation about how the enemy gets into our thoughts and if we allow him to take root, he will. With a gentle and understanding tone I proceeded to give her God’s word on our fears and anxious thoughts. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear.” Every emotion comes from a thought. When we lead or allow our emotions to get ahead of facts, we tend to make decisions with them.
Fact is, Jesus loves us. He will never leave us, he’s all powerful and all knowing. As we equip our girls for Kingdom living we must teach and show them how to put the facts of Gods word in place of any type of emotion or feelings. We must lead with the word of God in our heads. Speaking the word over and over until it becomes second nature to wake up and their thought is, “I’m going to conquer my work, my chores, my test, because I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NLT
That is how we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5. What we put in our mind, effects what we think. God calls us to get rid of every sinful thing we do, see, say and hear. Don’t allow the enemy to creep into the cracks of your daughters thoughts. Teach them how to seek God’s word in all things so their thoughts are at peace.
“Think on those things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable.”
For His Glory,