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My Journey With Overthinking That Got Us Here...

Updated: Jul 12, 2022



It all begins in the mind, which is the biblical equivalent to the heart. The King James Version of the Bible gives us at least six different terms for mind. The primary word is leb, which means heart. For instance, Moses said, “The Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind”. When you are in alignment with God, the desires of your heart are the works that God will have you carry out for Him that do not come from your own mind, but from His plan for your life. That is how the journey to ministry and Kingdom entrepreneurship began for me.


I've always been a thinker. My nickname is, "Thinky". I have a tattoo that says "Thinky. Her Thoughts> Her Words". I used to enjoy getting lost in my thoughts, until my thoughts began to run wild and I began to overthink everything. Thinking too much gets in the way of God's will for out lives because, instead of doing and acting, we overthink and get stuck. Getting stuck then leads to feelings of unworthiness and defeat. Once feelings get involved, satan really loves to step in and derail your mind even more. Its happened to me several times. I start the assignment with the right mindset and heart posture, but when things get difficult, I quit in favor of something else because starting is always easy for me, its the finishing that's hard. Have you ever gotten stuck and began to question God's truth for your life? As soon as we begin to question the truth God placed in our heart, the enemy replaces truth with lies. Then your mind starts racing with thoughts like...


A. Maybe this isn't really what God has for me.


B. No one is going to pay me to coach them.


C. I'm not cut out for this


D. I can't do this


E. I just don't have time to pursue this


Whenever I get stuck, I begin to think things like that. However, the joy of keeping our hearts set on Jesus is that, He always finds a way to remind us that we can do all things through His appointing, anointing, and strength. It’s not our strength but His, not our will but His, not our burden but His blessing.


The self doubt, the defeat, the self sabotage, the quitting, and the fear never come from the Holy Spirit. So whenever you feel like quitting and walking away from what God has called you to do, I want you to capture those thoughts and feelings and cast them out in the name of Jesus.


Speak life over yourself and believe in yourself. Know that you can and will succeed in everything the Lord has called you to do.


I shifted my focus from defeat to victory because I am now confident in what the Lord has called for me to do. There are times when those negative thoughts creep in, but I capture them and keep going. Its truly about continuing and never quiting. I’m so thankful that you’ve made it here. I appreciate you and I’m grateful because I know the Lord led you here for a reason. I hope to encourage, inspire, and uplift you on your journey.


If you are feeling stuck, afraid, unworthy, or lost


I leave you with with one of my favorite verses.


Deuteronomy 1:21


“See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”


This is my favorite verse because its the verse that gets me unstuck whenever I overthink the plans that God has placed in my heart and back down instead of stepping up to the assignment. I meditate on the scripture and I proceed. It may not be perfect, but I’m moving forward… and for that I am grateful.


Remember, someone out there needs who you are. God has appointed you to help someone in whatever capacity He has chosen, but first you have to find peace, balance, and strength by focusing your heart on Jesus. That’s what I do, and He’s working. It’s a process… but I feel Him working. Know that the Lord is always working in your life and He will never leave you nor forsake you. It’s not easy to answer the call of God, but you’ll be thankful you did.



Peace be with you,

Brooke




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