Did you know we are held captive by our own thoughts? Did you know that we allow external noise to hold us hostage?
Both situations can be either positive or negative.
David confessed to God that “My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught at the voice of the enemy,” (Psalm 55:2b-3a, NIV).
Our thoughts become harmful when they haunt and torment us causing us agony. It is when we become overwhelmed by fear of the unknown and terrorized by real external factors. These occurrences are the result of a voice that seeks to destroy us.
You see the mind is driven by thoughts. If good, healthy and positive thoughts are active, they will take control. But if bad, unhealthy and negative thoughts are constantly cluttering the mind they will take over our mood and eventually affect our actions.
This is why when mood disorders such as anxiety and depression strike, our thoughts greatly determine their longevity.
What voice or voices are consistently speaking to you?
What are they saying about you? What are they saying about your situation?
Do they terrify you at night? Do they keep you looking over your shoulder during the day?
These voices are causing you to be burden down. The weight is becoming so heavy that you can barely stand or rise out of bed.
Do you know one way to start getting rid of the voices?
Cast your cares or burdens on the LORD. This is how David dealt with his voices in Psalm 55:2. After you give God your burdens, you have to allow His voice to take control of your thoughts by meditating on His Word day and night.
Do not allow the enemy to isolate you and constantly plant his deadly words into your mind. What’s planted will grow inside of you. And you will become controlled by his voice.
But you have the option to allow another voice to manifest within you. You have to allow a different Spirit to dwell within you. The Word declares, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6, KJV).
Let the Voice of Peace reside in you today. Shift the voice by shifting your thoughts!