Many might see writing as too much effort when they can rather talk things through, but there are times in life when you want to be left alone and deal with situations your way. And I believe these might be the ideal situations to write or journal, instead of thinking about your situation.
In this post I will be writing about :
1. The benefits of Writing vs overthinking
2. How blogging helped me through difficult times
3. How prayer journaling raised my thinking and steps
1. The benefits of writing vs overthinking
1.1The dangers of giving your situation over to thoughts.
Life is also spiritual !
If our minds are not renewed, it is very difficult to make sense out of some situations, because we cannot ignore that we have a spiritual adversary coming against our mind with power punches leaving us in despair and disorientated.
1.2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Earthly things need solutions and I believe many of these solutions can be found in the word of God.
Thinking about our issues, trying to make sense, or finding a way out can be quite a confusing road to take and can draw us deeper into a negative mental state. This is what makes it very difficult to find the route back or to loosen our minds from that mold.
Overthinking can entangle our minds, causing blockages and strongholds, drawing our minds into a strange place. During these situations, counsel can either appear through: yourself, Satan, or God. Discernment is key here!
2.How blogging helped me through difficult times
I mostly (99.9%) blog about lessons from my prayer journaling with the Holy Spirit. I cannot engage in journaling without the assistance of my Teacher and Helper.
- Blogging (Writing) helped my mind through the wilderness situations .
- It paved an escape route out of boredom and passivity
- It stimulated my creativity and still is
- So many times the Holy Spirit used writing to teach me about the things of God or did I even receive a revelation while writing.
- Blogging generated many of my blog posts and also became a birthing place of new things.
- I also practiced consistency through blogging.
- It keeps me on my toes😀
- Blogging connected me with amazing people across the globe.
3. How prayer journaling raised my thinking and my steps
Everything started with prayer journaling! I designed my first journal named, Dandelion.
I can get quite carried away when it comes to prayer journaling, but here are only a few ways how it added to my prayer life and my relationships.
- As I pinned down my daily prayer, I practiced my prayer muscles and these ordinary steps took me to a new level of prayer.
- The Holy Spirit used prophetic drawings, doodles, letters, and colors to teach me and show me the hidden things. (Jeremiah 33:3)
- I learned to ask, seek and knock
- Through journaling, I filled my pockets with fresh manna.
- The mustard seed invested in me was developed through the heat of prayer – and scripture studies during journaling.
- I helped to eliminate the strongholds in my mind and to align my mind with the “I can do all things through Christ Jesus” attitude!
- Mindfulness is one of the first things I’ve learned through journaling.
- By writing down my prayers I was led into new prayer strategies
- Many times Holy Spirit used this platform to prompt me or to warn me of teachers of the enemy.
- …and this list could go on and on!
There is great power in writing and we released our written prayers and insights from the Holy Spirit through oral activation and blogging.
Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.Psalm 144:1