Can you catch your thoughts?

Dr. Grant MullenChurches and Leadership, I am significant, Live fearlessly, Moods, Relationships, Uncategorized 13 Comments

Are there mice in your head?

This week we’re camping.

And Kathy had yet another confrontation with wild animals.

We never think of mice as being particularly threatening,

Unless it’s at night….

And you can hear them…..

Close to your head!

Our vacations are never boring.

This week, learn how to deal with mice, wherever they appear.

To live a transformed life you need to be able to trap the mice in your head.

Are there mice in your head?

Are there mice in your head?

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Comments 13

  1. Hello. I Thank you, Grant and Kathy for your many insights. This subject of thoughts in our minds is one that I’ve been dealing with as of late. As the Lord takes me to places in my heart, places I’ve closed myself off from for years. Incidences that occurred as a boy, traumatic stuff that happened as a child to me that I couldn’t process at that time so it got locked away. All this storage of stuff causes emotional bondage and mental illness. I carried all of this baggage into the present as we all do affecting me and others around me, not a good way to live. So, as I walk with the Lord Jesus and the Spirit of God I am able to deal with these forgotten issues. These bubbling thoughts and feelings that rise to the surface of my mind from long ago and as I give them over to the authority of Christ and ask them to be removed by Him He is faithful to do that. I find anger is associated with some of these issues since I was victimized and helpless at the time these offences occurred as a result the fear changed to anger. But the love of God can calm the anger as He comforts me through it. I have typed in the wallpaper of my cell phone a reminder that,”He will never leave or abandon me.” This a is a reminder to those of us who know about abandonment, emotional and physical.
    It is work having to take every thought to Christ but the rewards are great. Cleansing is what you get, you get cleaned up and the load lightens. I know Grant speaks about the baggage we carry around with us and that is what I’m talking about here. The last supper scene when Jesus washes the feet of His disciples and says to them,” little children wash each others feet since the rest of you is clean”, I’m paraphrasing, forgive me. Walking with the Lord for three years the disciples were cleaned to where their minds and hearts went through a process just as ours do as we give over our every thought to Him who forgives sin.
    Its interesting to note the phrase “little children”, little children are uncontaminated by the world since sin has not yet polluted their hearts and minds, thus a cleansing of the sin in the heart and mind of an adult would not bring back innocence they had as a child but clean them as a little child would be clean.
    Thanks for listening Rich

  2. Great reminder Kathy and hope you catch them critters, because like you I will scour them out until I do. I actually really really do not like mice and especially when they enter my mind, it’s even worse. I awoke this morning to a terrible dream that I was reminded of how little respect there is for me in my household which includes, my husband and 2 adult children. I know the Lord has been dealing with me and when I woke up feeling as though I was choking and I was actually crying in my sleep, the very thing that came to the forefront was “respect”. It was as though this message was made loud and clear. I have often dealt with this behaviour from all in this household and I must admit it does make me fearful. There is no physical abuse but alot of mental abuse and in this dream it was showing me all the ways in which it was being handed out to me. And right after it seemed to all come out when out of the blue the words came out “there is no respect for you in this house” and I choked and started to cry. I know the Lord wants me to deal with these issues now but I don’t know how and I’m actually a little scared to bring it out to the family as we are going through a bit of a rocky road with life right now. I just pray that I will be able to be strong because right now I’m not feeling it. But I know that God is dealing with me and I know how much He cares for me, but when there is no one other than myself trusting God alone here, it makes it very difficult. Please keep me in your prayers. Also, Lake Huron is a beautiful place and I hope you both have a wonderful without them critters. God bless you both.

  3. Oops!

    Also, Lake Huron is a beautiful place and I hope you both have a wonderful TIME without them critters. God bless you both.

  4. Dear AIK, Read your post and would suggest you try Al anon meetings. I attended meetings for 5 years and it helped me with issues I developed as a child growing up in a disfuctioal family. You can go on line and google Al anon in your area and find meetings. Al anon will send you a meeting list book aswell. It can give you a perspective on family dynamics that you may not find in a church. Its about personal growth. Rich

  5. AIK This song is for you. Sung by Casting Crowns.


    “Voice Of Truth”

    Oh what I would do to have
    The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I’m in
    Onto the crashing waves

    To step out of my comfort zone
    To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
    And He’s holding out his hand

    But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
    Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
    The waves they keep on telling me
    Time and time again. ‘Boy, you’ll never win!’
    “You’ll never win”

    But the voice of truth tells me a different story
    And the voice of truth says “Do not be afraid!”
    And the voice of truth says “This is for My glory”
    Out of all the voices calling out to me
    I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

    Oh what I would do to have
    The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
    With just a Sling and a stone
    Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
    Shaking in their armor
    Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand

    But the giant’s calling out my name and he laughs at me
    Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
    The giant keeps on telling me
    Time and time again “boy, you’ll never win!
    “You’ll never win”

    But the stone was just the right size
    To put the giant on the ground
    And the waves they don’t seem so high
    From on top of them looking down
    I will soar with the wings of eagles
    When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
    Singing over me

    I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

  6. I love what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 12..that we should NOT be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds with God’s Word, and then we shall see God’s good and perfect will for our lives come to pass.I have come to realise that the battle and warfare exists in our mind , so we ALL need to change the way we think and bring those contrary thoughts captive to obey Christ and His Word..But is sure is hard work sometimes, especially if you are already drained mentally and emotionally from family dysfunction and childhood issues..but I guess that’s why we need each other, so we can pray and lift each other up and conquer those battles that we all face..Thanks Kathy, for this beautiful illustration of our thought life and how to conquer it with the weapon of God’s Word..God bless..Glory..

  7. We’ve been christians for a long time and our family life improved a lot since we started following Jesus, but my husband has a pattern of behaviour that ends up bringing a lot of arguments in our home. Everytime a new situation comes up, for example my 19 year old son getting a new job in a place not so close to our place, my husband first starts thinking about all the problems my son is going to have to get there, and we have only one car and the snow ball starts rolling and sudenly I desagree with him and he starts asking “why are you still married to me, we never agree on enything” and my daughter (12) starts crying because she doesn’t want to hear it. So in 5 minutes all the peace is gone and it takes a very long time for it to come back. When this things happen in the morning before we go to work it ruins my day and I can’t even work properly. He is always saying that it is all my fault because I don’t agree with him. Me and my daughter have been praying a lot and I keep saying to him he needs to rely more on God and stop worrying so much. I believe the enemy puts all the mice in his head to bring disharmony into our home. I ask you also to pray for us. Thank you everyone and God bless you all.

  8. I have so many ‘mice’ in my head – it is overwhelming and I find that every day I have to say to God help. I am a Christian who has obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety (worried about my health). It is just a horrible way to live and even at times when I don’t feel God I remind myself that he is there. In 2010 my medication quit working and nothing can be found that will help or my body will tolerate since. My wonderful doctor just retired and I miss him so. I so long to have the mice be trapped and I can lay down in the peace of God. This being said God is the only one who can be with us in our heads 24/7 The words to the song were so so true – thank you. Prayers for me would be appreciated.

  9. Yes, we all have mice in our heads and they usually come from issues in our emotional baggage or chemical imbalances (like OCD Patti). Yes, it’s a constant battle that God wants to help us with. Medicines can help with chemistry, counsellors can help unload baggage, surrounding yourself with worship music helps too.
    I’d be interested to hear from the rest of you, what works for you to trap the mice in your head?

  10. I remind myself that I have the mind of Christ and that He left me peace and I need to tell the enemy to buzz off or ask the Lord to help me with my fears.In Jesus name


  12. I had never thought of it like that. That is marvellous, very visual and helpful.
    At the moment I have a problem with mice. They are coming in through the currently unfixable hole in the floor to get the cat’s food. Theoretically the cat should be eating the mice but she is either too well fed or greedy (eating mice and cat food). If I take the food away she walks all over me in the middle of the night. If I lock her in another room, she claws the carpet or scratches the door . I cannot put her outside because there is a cat curfew here. The obvious response, perhaps, is to get rid of the cat but I don’t want to – her primary job in life is to be hugged, and she does this very well. The whole family loves her.
    My life is a bit like this – complex problems. It used to get to me but now I am emotionally free – most of the time, at any rate. With freedom from things like fear, guilt, shame and anger, turning to forgiveness as an option, tapping into God’s goodness, praying alone and with others, I have been able to look through new eyes, act boldly and consequently get a good diagnosis for my health issues. The answers have been natural remedies for me, recommended by a doctor, a naturopath and the insight God has blessed me with. It’s working.
    I have also bought one of those sonic pest repellers (for the mice) that plugs in the wall socket. It only works if all the inside doors are left open though – which doesn’t happen (I’m not blaming anyone – see I’ve learned!).
    Thank you, Grant and Kathy, for showing me where to start the journey.
    Thanks to God for providing the way to keep going.

  13. I remind myself that Jesus has already won over the battle and that Satan is really just walking along and I can chase him away by qwoting 1 john 4:4 ‘ because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world’, while I say that I picture stabbing the Devil with my sword(bible) as in eph 6:10-18 and straight ater that I turn to Jesus and ask him to Bless me and apply His precious blood to my mind and heart. This works every time and I receive piece from that attack untill the Devil goes away.

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