I love words and i love to do research. I don’t run off with a headline. I love to research and make informed decisions about things. I am one of those who love deep discussions. I get irritated when people argue on things they really have not bothered to research on. My rule is ‘if you have to debate on it, then at least ensure you have your facts right’. Being a deep thinker and a processor of words has helped me greatly in helping me understand the bible in a deep level. Despite this amazing benefit, i must also admit that it has it’s challenges. I overthink.
From doing tones of research over a minor headache and then having headache because of overload of information; to over processing an event which leads to anger…. yes i overthink.
One of the tactics the devil uses in attacking us is in making us overthink. The mind is a powerful part of us and it has the ability to recreate. Whatever we feed it with, is what it delivers to us.
Overthinking makes us make a mountain out of a molehill. It makes us react to a headache like a migraine, a cold like a flu, a disagreement like an argument and an inconvenience like a crisis.
Even though it does seem like i do have a high tolerance with pain and inconvenience generally, i have realised that i turn my reaction inward. If i have a headache, i might not verbalise what i am thinking but in my head i am already preparing for worse case scenario; and would have googled everything possible about headaches. This disturbs my peace and fights my faith.
Recently i have been trying to keep a close eye on this with the help of the Holy Spirit. I don’t want to ditch my inquisitive nature but i want to ensure that i am responding to things and situations the way the Holy Spirit wants me to; ensuring i am not giving too much energy to things that don’t deserve it. I need a good state of mind to carry out my purpose on earth. So i keep reminding myself on how to fight; ensuring that i take proactive measures in making sure that i am guarding my peace even if it means resisting the urge to go overboard with research.
A small baby step i know. But it is making a difference.
Can you relate? Are you an overthinker? Do you plan for worse case scenario or are you one day at a time kind of person? Let me know in the comment section below