ADHD or Strongholds?

A few mornings ago, I journalled about the scattered and multiple thoughts fluttering noisily in my brain. For quite a  while I'd been immobilized by them. So much to do, so many subjects to explore, so many ideas! But at the end of each day, I'd been unable to focus on any ONE of them and could point to little that I'd accomplished.

I'd been falling behind in my Read-Through-The-Bible-In-A-Year plan, had forsaken my exercise plan, was feeling overwhelmed by the accumulation of "stuff" in my house, and was in a general funk.

I set a few goals - including 30 minutes of walking, reading multiple Bible chapters in an attempt to catch up, and set aside daily minutes to finish  a book I'd started a few weeks before.

While walking that first day, words of a Bible verse ("take every thought captive") came to me. When I got home, I looked it up and found these verses in II Corinthians 10:4-5, "For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ..."

It became clear to me that it was possible to "capture" my thoughts.  To bring them under control by the "weapons" of divine power!

That very day, while laboriously reading through multiple chapters of Leviticus (where little seemed relevant), I came across yet ANOTHER verse!  "You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new."

Do you see how that addressed the accumulation of "stuff" in my life?  It was like I was being given direct, personal orders!  I have begun to "eat old store long kept" and to clear out the old to make way for the new! I'm very excited to see and experience all the new things God has in store for me!

My husband also spent mathematical minutes to calculate exactly where I was in reading the 1189 chapters in the Bible and how to divide them up to accomplish my reading goal by the end of the year. 

By the grace of God, I have come to identify and recognize some strongholds in my life, have declared war on them, and am relying on the power of God to enable me to keep my wandering thoughts reined in, in obedience to Jesus Christ.


  1. Good for you, Rebecca! I love your determination!
    I am just so half-hearted about most things lately.
    My sister and I were just talking this morning saying how we feel that we don't need so many clothes that are in our closets, especially now that we don't go 'out' to work anymore, and we were saying how we want to purge, and while I really want to get organized, I just am so LAZY and keep procrastinating!
    So glad you got back to your Bible reading too! And so sweet of your husband to help you out with that!

    I read your last few posts that I've missed, and I too have gotten in touch with many former classmates and have been reunited with many friends through Facebook! Some of us even had our own little class reunion just before Christmas, it was great! And you are so right, a few hours is not nearly enough time to catch up!

    So happy to hear that no one was badly hurt in the car accident and I do appreciate that woman's humor too!
    And happy to hear that your son found a car!

    Love to you,

  2. I love that we can capture our thoughts...I have never heard it put that way. Removing strong holds is a big under taking but so important to our spiritual growth. I have also been working on getting rid of some strong holds...whew...tough work. I am so glad I read your post today Rebecca. You can always hit the nail on the head for me. I pray for victory in your war! I really like your new background.

  3. Yes I like your new background too! It reminds me of peeling back the old to reveal the new! I commend you on your constant determination Rebecca.
    It's not always easy to stay focused but please don't forget that God loves us even when we slip up.
    It does seem a constant battle at times to stay focused on our faith and convictions. Spiritually, physically and emotionally.
    But I always, always find comfort in the fact the I have already been forgiven my sins.
    Love Di ♥

  4. God bless you, praying for you.

  5. This is a wonderful word for me today and speaks to where I am as well. I'm going to look up that verse in Leviticus.

  6. Look at your new 'look' !! Your blog is beautiful!
    You are organized, Rebecca...sigh.
    I've tried to read through the Bible several different times....haven't made it yet...but I'm not giving up.
    Hugs and much love to you,

  7. Fantastic!! This post was incredibly inspiring! Thank you! Love the new, fresh blog look! So easy to read...and so cheerful! Have a wonderful weekend, dearest Rebecca...Think I may tackle some of my own clutter :-) Love you! Janine XO

  8. I haven't read blogs for a few days, so almost missed this. This is so good! I've been having some of the same issues (not spending time in Bible study, clutter, not enough exercise). Thanks so much for these verses. I do believe that Satan does his best to keep us entangled in strongholds. This was timely.

  9. I love your blog, Rebecca


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