Cassandra Mack’s Soul Fast 40-Day Challenge
Fasting From Negative Emotions
Today’s Fast: Today We Are Fasting from the emotion of… Depression
I wanted to jump in your inbox today to talk to you about those sneaky little depressive thoughts that will lay up in the cut of your mind with the ulterior motive of coming for your strength.
The joy of the Lord is our strength and because the enemy knows this, he will try to attack the mind with depressive thoughts designed to zap you of all of your joy. When your joy is zapped what happens over time is your motivation, resolve and strength become weaker and weaker until you feel so emotionally depleted and exhausted that you have nothing left to give.
Whether you were clinically diagnosed with depression or you have a tendency to feel sad a lot, it’s important to remember that depression is NOT THE BOSS OF YOU and as such it does not define who you are at the core.
…..Even when you have a sad thought or a depressing feeling you can still take charge of your life by moving through these feelings with God and choosing to do something that shifts your thinking in the direction of fruitfulness and emotional healing, rather than despondency. You may still have the feeling but you don’t have to allow the feelings to rule over YOU.
Today choose to call forth your power and strength. Put depression on notice that you will not let it rule your life and remind yourself always that depression does not have the power to take your will from you. You are more powerful than depression, because you were created to be more than a conqueror; therefore, you have the power to conquer any mood, mindset or emotional state that is trying to conquer you ….even if you do so with professional help.
Today choose to call forth your joy, even if it means getting up early in the morning every day to call forth your joy on a daily basis. Depression is not the ruler of your life. You are strong in Christ, even when your thoughts and emotions attempt to keep you in a dark place.
Today is a new day!!!
It’s new because the sun has risen this morning.
It’s new because you have arisen to meet it.
And the risen version of you has the power and capacity to rise to the occasion and handle your business for today.
Remind Yourself: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34: 18)
PRAYER: You can pray the scripture from today’s message or you can pray about anything that’s on your heart.
FASTING with The Soul Fast Workbook: Take at least 15-minutes today to renew your mind and fast from negative thinking by intentionally taking your thoughts captive as you complete your journal entry for (DAY 13) in the, Soul Fast Workbook.
ALMSGIVING: If you are Giving Away $1 A Day along with us as part of your Almsgiving, don’t forget to pay-it-forward today. You can download my free Give Away $1 A Day Journal at the following link. Give Away A $1 A Day
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