My Mind Playing Tricks on Me


Oh, I am sick.

I am depressed.

I’m tired.

I won’t make it through this…..

I can’t pay my  bills.

Why me?

This week was filled with seeing and hearing others talk about things that were on their minds. The discussions and observations were heart felt, sad, and absolutely draining.

And I started to think about ALL of those things and then I actually went looking for things in my life that I could join in on the pity party.  My mind playing tricks on me. The enemy has no control over our minds but will try to trick us and plant seeds of doubt, shame, and negativity.  My anxiety started to creep in and as quickly as it did, I decided I would have an attitude adjustment.  

I remembered a time in my life when I would worry about not being able to pay my bills, when would I get a promotion, my weight, my clothes, my husband, my kids….. EVERYTHING. My mind was playing tricks on me. And then I read an article or book about changing your perspective (Sorry I don’t recall which one). The book challenged me to have a different perspective and look for something positive in the situation or change my attitude about it. Or simply think about what you want the situation to be.

There is a battle in your mind that only YOU can control. Of course things ARE going to happen in your life but you do not have to OWN them.  YOU control your thoughts. 

Philippians 4: 8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Fill your mind with the word of God. You don’t have to be a bible scholar to know the word of God. Just read and He will recall exactly what you need, when you need it.

I am sick…. I’m alive and will be healed. Isaiah 53:5

I am depressed….. I am happy and filled with love and joy. Psalm 30:5 

I’m tired…. But I can still get up and do all things.  Philippians 4:13

I won’t make it through this.…But you made it through before.  Psalm 46:1-3

I can’t pay my bills…. But I have food, shelter and clothes on my back. Philippians 4:19 

Why me?….Why not me? I am fully equipped for a time such as this. 2 Timothy 3:17

Every morning I take the time to pause, reflect, mediate, pray and renew my mind on such things. No more mind tricks! I control my mind. Today, I challenge you to fill your mind and spirit with the word of God. And you will have a complete attitude adjustment.

Ephesians 4:23 ,”And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind.”

Post a comment on your attitude adjustment thoughts for today. 

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