Being Truly Sorry and 3 Quick Questions

Yesterday, while doing my devotions I hit information overload and took a break… and my intention WAS to go back later – so you just read the word “was” and you already know the rest… I also had a fall yesterday and did a number on my back – so pain was a “factor” but in being honest – I could have still completed them…

I journal during my devotions – it helps to remember and comprehend what I am reading… and it works… and today – during the journalling part – before the reading of His Word, I was honest with Him – I had ignored the nudges from the Holy Spirit… but the bigger thing to examine was – given the same circumstances, would I do it again?

When my children were young, I taught them to know that “I’m sorry” really means – I wish I could undo what happened and I can promise you it won’t happen again…

I NEED to keep a short order with God – to stay on top of my mental health I continuously must to be open, honest and actively listening to God…

2 Cor 10:3-5 talks all about the spiritual warfare that is non-stop… and for me – it REALLY helps… does the help mean I can stop taking my psych meds – NO!!! There are still going to be times I have to deal with meds again… bodies and brains change so meds will change… BUT even Jesus used scripture in his battle with Satan!!!

OKAY – back with devotions – so I am truly sorry – but the “I won’t ever do it again” part was nagging at me – HOW can I prevent this from happening again?!?!?

My devotional was focused on Ezekial 23 talks about how Samaria and Jerusalem have defiled what God had planned for them… it’s not pretty…

I shortened the summary to 3 quick questions about situations and how I can approach them:

  1. Is this something I am lusting after (greener grass)?
  2. Is it a selfish choice?
  3. Is it a want (as opposed to a need)?

If I can answer YES to any of these… then I know I need to choose wisely – which actually HELPS my mental health issues… I know I’m doing what is right – so it’s a win and a 5-five which lifts my spirit…

My mental health often scrambles my thoughts… I can easily get to overload or underthink… having a quick set of guidelines questions can really help…

I can easily spin down when I realize I made the wrong choice… and then the mental health games ramp up… and it distracts me from God and what He would have me doing instead…

Devotional Book: Barry, J. D., & Kruyswijk, R. (2012). Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

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