The DIY I have in mind, isn’t as mystical or magical, but it proved helpful for me and is just the right mix of silly and serious. Have you ever had worry wash up in your heart, felt frozen by fear, or constantly focused on “flaws?” Me too! In fact, a severe feeling of inadequacy for ministry, marriage and motherhood swept over be again recently. In the past few months, these feelings of inadequacy have bubbled up, but now it’s an equivalent of a 8 on the Richter scale of emotional earthquakes. In similar meltdowns, I’ve heard a popular saying that exclaims, “Get your act together,” but what I want to say is, “Get your faith together, sister. It’s go time.” The enemy is attempting to knock me out of alignment with the Lord and is grasping at straws after numerous failed efforts. I’ve come to realize where there is a void in my mind negativity will fill it. Example? You are married and your husband is five minutes late getting home from work. You immediately think the worse, that dinosaurs have come back from extinction to roam the earth and targeted your husband as their first snack. When in reality, he just got stuck in traffic. Our minds charge forward before we can reign those irrationals thoughts back in. It’s a circus up there. That’s why I applied this silly (yet serious) DIY to capture those thoughts, release them and replace them.
2. Carefully tear the sheets apart and toss them in the toilet. (Warning: Not as easy as it sounds)
3. Flush your fears down the toilet. Enjoy the pretty colors colliding into each other. Visualize your fears disinegrating in your mind during this step.
4. Write down three truths to replace the fears or lies in your mind and post them somewhere you will see them. I posted mine above my bed. As we expel the lies that leaves an open space in the mind. It’s critically important to fill that space with TRUTH that will override the fears. It’s kind of like your baby teeth falling out and your permanent teeth coming in. The lies are coming loose, so the truth can push through to its permanent place.
5. Say each TRUTH out loud three times every day until the fear no longer flares up on you.