Roanna Rhodes C.L.C.
Guard Your Mind Heart and Time
A lot is going on in our world these days.
You might find yourself feeling a lot more anxious and overwhelmed than usual.
Your brain might be working overtime thinking about what could or should happen.
I want to remind you to guard your mind, heart, and time.
Guard your mind
Be selective and careful what you watch and listen to.
Steer clear of people and news reports that are dramatic and over-sensationalized.
Listen for facts, not people's opinions.
If you are going to watch the news for an hour, give your brain a break by watching something uplifting and inspirational for an hour.
Guard your heart
Don't let other people's fears and predictions become your own. We do not know what the future will hold, but we know WHO holds our future.
Pray for God's will to be done.
Pray for leaders to have wisdom and the courage to act on it.
Pray for God’s mercy and protection.
Guard your time
Sometimes our minds ruminate, churning current events over and over in our minds. While it may feel productive, it's not. It's just another form of worry and distraction. When the devil can get us to worry and be distracted, we begin to spend our time thinking about solving irrelevant problems that have not even occurred.
Being in the present moment is always the best strategy to maintain peace of mind.
We can only solve problems that are taking place in the current moment.
We can't address an issue that hasn’t taken place based on fear and presumptions.
It's easy to believe that we are powerless in all these current events, but that is just another lie of the enemy. We are not helpless!
Remember what God's word says.
"Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Hebrews 4:16 NIV)
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave nor forsake you." (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV)
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21 NIV)
In closing, I want to remind you that even when the weakest saint is on her knees, the biggest enemy has to flee.
See you soon,