Mindfulness – God’s Way

I’m taking a mental health class on “Mindfulness” – leaving each moment, in the moment… without judgement is one explanation…

God, the forgiving God, also has no judgement – He just has LOVE!!! He is always ready to hear us… to be mindful with us…

Mental health and mindful are hard… our thoughts are spinning a million miles a minute… self-judgement being the worst…

Being mindful with God is also hard, but totally possible!! I’ve been working on just sitting with God and hearing what He has to say…

I actually have set reminders on my phone to do a mindfulness check throughout the day…

Joyce Meyer’s book Battlefield of the Mind is a must right now… I often listen to it while driving… It gives me nuggets of truth that I can implement… Such as – I have the mind of Christ

I used this truth recently when it seemed like all the walls were collapsing around me… It would have been easy to just give in and allow the darkness to surround me but in claiming this truth I was able to reason that I could figure a way back to light and refute all the negative… And it worked!!!

A goal I have right now is to start my day with God before anything else can distract me… But if I mess up instead of berating myself, I shrug my shoulders and spend time with God right as I realize it… Sometimes that’s my reality… I squirrel and mess up when I first get up… My intentions are honorable but the practicality doesn’t always happen…

And that’s the really cool thing about God, is that no matter how much we mess up He is right there willing to step in and help and correct what needs to be corrected… And as soon as we’ve dealt with it with Him, then condemnation has no place in our lives…

I used to think that even if I confessed what I messed up that someday I would come under condemnation from God but that is far from the truth and is a huge lie of the devil…

Romans 8:1 (NLT): So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:3b (NLT): And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.

Guilt has no place in my life… Consequences still exist… But no guilt… Instead, using the mind of Christ, I can have an attitude of figuring out where to go and how best to deal with the consequences… And how to keep it from happening again…

Checking in with God… Keeping God at the forefront of my daily walk… Being mindful of God in all my choices IS the best way to deal with depression…

Doing what I KNOW to be within God’s will will keep me from debilitating guilt and when we choose to do what is right… Being mindful with what is right, how can depression squeeze in…

What about the times I don’t know what is right or best? Anxiety can take over OR I can recall that I have the mind of Christ and that He will help me figure out what to do… His special gift, the Helper, will guide me… I just need to make sure I’m listening… That I’m in wise mind mode… Not extreme emotional or overtly rational mind…

It’s something I need to be vigilant about… Hence the phone reminders…

What are you doing to be more mindful in Christ?

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