Potty Mind

Potty Mind
Girl, you look fabulous!  Every time I see you, you have this glow. Whenever someone mentions your name it’s always positive and you always give out such great advice.

Ohhhh Wheeee! If these women only knew. All these compliments are making me uncomfortable. What they see on the outside is not what’s going on in my mind.

I had a woman say to me, “I wish people would stop complimenting me, and telling me how proud they are of me.” My heart sank. I internally asked myself what could possibly be wrong that compliments make her so uncomfortable. We both stood in silence for a couple of seconds. Then she said, “my mind is a potty!” I guess I had a dumb founded look on my face. She explained. Her mind is always a battlefield and the thoughts that come to her mind are so vile. She said, “I’m embarrassed to repeat them.” “I never act out what I’m thinking. Well, sometimes the words do flow out.” As she hung her head. “Why do I have these thoughts? If people knew what was in my mind, they would have a different perspective of me. Please help me.”

This woman is not alone! I’m sure this scenario has haunted us a time or two. I truly can understand what this woman is feeling. My mind has been a battlefield. Vile thoughts have engulfed my mind. I shake my head and say where did that come from? What I learned is the enemy will continue to impart lies in our minds to thwart our Christian journey. Our minds are a constant battlefield. Once we recognize we are in a battle, then we can properly equip ourselves for that specific battle.

Spiritual battles often start in our minds. IF the enemy can get us to think contrary to God’s Word, then the likelihood of us acting contrary to God’s word is high. In order to protect our minds, we must put on the helmet of Salvation (Ep 6:17). The helmet protects our head from toxic thoughts and lies. The enemy has mastered the art of turning a woman against herself by polluting her thoughts with lies.

For all of us who have/had potty minds raise your hands! The good news is, there is help. Through my studies on the mind I concluded a good rule of thumb to follow; if your thoughts are condemning it’s a lie from the enemy, if your thoughts are convicting it’s from God. Now remember conviction can sometimes hurt so don’t allow the enemy to trick you into not believing God’s convictions. God convicts with the sole purpose of drawing our heart closer to Him. Without your helmet of Salvation, you will see what the enemy wants you to see. A battlefield mind full of vile thoughts about self and others, instead of the beautiful fearfully and wonderfully made woman God created you to be.
PEARLStoPONDER: Don’t allow the enemy to infiltrate your thoughts with lies that will put/keep us in bondage.

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Philippians 4:8


Posted by ARLETTA UNDERWOOD on July 17, 2019
Love this!!! I thought I was the only one that felt like the woman. Thank you!!!
Posted by Crystal Jones on July 17, 2019
Thank you I needed to hear this. The enemy is always working to destroy you. If you believe in God then I think the emeny would be scare to come near you. You have Jesus written all on your body that you a child of God and no weapon can form against. In the Mighty Name Of Jesus Amen
Posted by Cheryl on July 12, 2019
I love this I thought o was the only one
Posted by Kenya on July 11, 2019
My mind was the enemy's first point of attack when I got serious about my walk with Christ. Constantly reminding me of my past transgressions and wrong doings. A consistent taunt of how I was not good enough to serve God and that He would never accept me because of the things I've done. The nightmares that he haunted me with kept me awake many nights. BUT GOD!!! After many nights, weeks, and months of prayer and studying who God is, those thoughts became faint and eventually disappeared. The enemy tries every now and again but I combat them by telling myself....you are fearfully and wonderfully made in the eyes of Jesus! Boy does that help! Through reading the word I began to realize that the enemy was attacking me so hard because God has a plan to use me in some way. When those moments come the best way to work through them is remembering the God we serve! Thank you for all the inspiration and understanding that Perals to Ponder offers. It's nice to know that we're not alone in this fight!
Posted by Erica on July 10, 2019
Hello first lady...I'm in a season where God is showing me (Erica) and its not pretty but the blogs you are sharing are confirmation,This is how I know God is using you...I thank God for the spirit of humility because he's molding and making me(Lord Help Me Be Still!!!!)continue to stay on the wall and walk in your purpose...I pray for you and you continue to pray for me....Thanks First Lady......
Posted by Sylvia Shelby on July 10, 2019
A fresh reminder to our thoughts can be not so pleasant at times, and we most give those thoughts to God for whatever healings that needs to take place. Good pearl 😊
Posted by Sis Bryant on July 10, 2019
Such a great reminder on how our minds are so fragile..yet being in a place where we can hear from God gives a Perfect peace. Thank you Sis.
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