The number one goal of the enemy is contradict your thought process, especially when it’s focused on all things Godly. spiritual maturity, honoring God in your relationship or singleness, school, service, etc.
But sometimes the enemy may not even have to lift a fingernail if he knows you’re already weak minded. he doesn’t have to trick you into thinking one thing, if you’re already over analyzing it. the enemy can be given too much credit especially when you can’t be strong enough to realize it’s not the enemy filling your mind with those thoughts, but it’s yourself.
you’ve heard an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.
Idle means inactive. basically nothing going on. That, however doesn’t mean your mind isn’t thinking at all. It’s not just active in thinking on the right thing.
When you think on something long enough, you start to become decision-happy. You start to weigh decisions out based on what you’re thinking at the time. And when your mind is filled with doubt and insecurities, the decision(s) to come outta that mindset wont be positive. When you allow yourself to stoop so low to make a ill-advised decision based on a low and idle mindset, you have to be prepared for the repercussions that come afterward.
If you’re doubting your performance in a job, your mind will start creating all types of negative scenarios, such as constant failure and let down, possibly resulting in disciplinary action, or lowered self esteem overall, causing lost of interest in your work. Just think and wonder if that were to happen in a relationship with your significant other/spouse?
Thinking negatively about yourself and doubting yourself creates emotional distress. Inside of a relationship, that other person may start to lose confidence, as well as patience in the relationship. Whether that person is fully committed to working things out and fighting for something meaningful, the fact that you have internal doubts about yourself is reason enough for that other person to remove themselves from the picture, not because they’ve given up, but because they have tried all that they can, and nothing is working..
These are harsh repercussions, and they all originated from ill-advised decisions, which all started with idle thoughts…
to be continued .