Let’s get raw. Today is ‘Take Care of Your Temple’ Tuesday… Check out Lyss (my co-collaborator and friend’s) blog post about ‘not letting your mind bully your body.’ That’s pretty similar to what I’m going to share today about ‘taking care of your mind.’ My whole being is a mind, body, and eternal soul! And part of being here on this earth means that in taking care of my body, I can’t neglect to take care of the mind that God has given to me for His glory!
By God’s grace, He has renewed my mind too by the blood of Jesus Christ washing away my sin and giving me peace with God, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a battle for the mind here on this earth.
Peter says in 1 Peter 1:13, ‘Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;’
The battle for the mind is real, so real that it’s a battle I fight everyday. Because my sin and wrong thoughts often start in my mind, but I’ve been seeing more and more that I need to remember the TRUTH. And the truth will set your mind, soul, and body free!
I fear failure. I do. I fear failing my readers on the blog. I fear failing my family. And most of all … well I’ve feared failing my Heavenly Father.
The other day (well, by the time you’re reading this) it’s going to be a few weeks, but I was bowed down under the weight of a heaviness I can’t really express in human words.
We sat down as a family, and my heart was burdened, heavy, tired. I felt like saying, ‘Why are you cast down o my soul? Why are you disquieted in me?’
It felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders. And I can’t bear that… Sometimes I feel like that when I’m blogging. I feel like I ‘have to’ be the model example of recovery and I can’t be vulnerable or weak or broken.