Sunday, January 8, 2012

Just a thought

The difficult part about being an introspective, psuedo-analytical introvert is that we tend to isolate people from us, and create a lot of internal anxiety because of trying to think things over too much in our minds. It's probably even harder for women seeing as how EVERYTHING is connected to everything, and multiple wires are crossing each other during the process.

When certain situations arise and require a decision to be made, (at that time or on down the road),or just situations make their arrival in my life, I tend to think, and think, and think about EVERYTHING, and then think about it some more. It can be very helpful, but it can also throw me into an emotional and disillusioned tailspin because I view it through my eyes. This can also cause me to be vulnerable to the enemy's lies and ungodly wisdom. Sometimes, before we introverts even begin to pray about it, we've already come up with the sollution and plan for our problems/predicament so much so that it's difficult to discern what God is actually saying.

After a period that caused a lot of turmoil internally, this thought hit me: I need to analyze everything through God's lense. Do I believe that just because I can think through something so much, and ask for God's help later on, that I can figure it all out? When situations arise that require some discernment, the first place I need to go is my knees. I need to ask God for His wisdom so that I can view the problem with His eyes instead of relying upon my own mental processes. If I don't do this, then I am in danger of viewing a distorted image, and I open myself up to ungodly wisdom. It's very easy to think that even though you've analyzed something over and over again, (and actually thinking about it more than you've prayed), you KNOW the right answer. Do not be so quick to assert the solution - you must learn to wait on God's voice and wisdom instead of trying to analyze it all on your own. I'm definitely not saying you shouldn't think about things, rather you should seek God's help as you try to view it with His eyes. Too many times we try to dicipher what it is God is saying, instead of first allowing Him to speak and point our focus in the right direction. And if you're like me, you've thought about something so much so that you become frazzled emotionally, worn out mentally, and stressed out physically.

So before you do anything else, ask God to help you see whatever it is you're going to look at through His lense. I believe this ties along with the verse in Proverbs that says not to lean on your own understanding. If you first seek God's help in revealing the right direction you will be leaning on His own understanding. This will aid you in not completely distorting a picture once you try your hand at disecting it.

Just something that I've been learning recently.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

You have such good thoughts here, Lacey, and defined them very distinctly despite the emotional tailspin! (A good sign in the midst of the chaos, eh? :) As for me in what you described...been there, done, doing that?? :-/ Learning to lean! I'm having my Sunday schoolers learn those two verses (Proverbs 3:5-6), but I think it's for me more than for them. :)