Yesterday, I fought a battle with my cell phone. I was sitting in my car in a parking lot waiting, so I decided to clean out my voice messages. I pressed the delete button, and then I went to the trash bin and deleted the message yet again. My inbox was now uncluttered and under control.
At least I thought it was gone. Until a few minutes later, I heard a ding and looked down to see the same deleted message resurface.
So, I deleted it again. And again. And again.
I kept pushing delete, but the pesky message kept coming back to life.
Later that evening, I thought about all of the mental messages that try to clutter up my mind. I wish I could permanently delete them from my memory, but negative thoughts always seem to resurface.
Rather than waging a battle with the delete button, I need to focus on my voice message. When stinking thinking comes calling, I need to stay on message. I need to play back the promises and turn up the volume on what I know is true.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind…
Hold fast the pattern of sound words
which you have heard from me,
in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
II Timothy 1: 7, 13 (NKJV)
Something to think about…
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