Can’t ignore them – crickets of the mind.








(Photo credit: elycefeliz)

Sometimes you can’t ignore them. For me last week was one of sleeplessness, tossing and turning. I had huge black rings under my eyes, looked terrible and was pretty much a zombie (can you have a Christian Zombie – well that is a another post for another day!) The reason was not illness, or my toddler, it was a little insect that positioned itself outside our bedroom window and chirped all night. Some nights it would wait until 2 or 3am to get going but once it did sang with dedication all the way through to morning. Even my hubby, who I reckon could sleep through anything, began to get bothered by this little nemesis. So after nearly a week of hoping that it would go away on its own it was action time. Without going into details of the pyjama clad hunters there was a dawn execution. Rest and peace of mind were restored.

It is amazing how long we will put up with something just hoping it will get better, or hoping it will go away and don’t take action. Many of us live our lives with a cricket at our ear, irritating and wearing us down, just hoping that it will shut up. Often in our minds it is like there is a cricket chirping away – you are not good enough, God doesn’t love you, you need to do more, be more, have more. Yet we are not powerless against these mind crickets – let’s set up a dawn raid:

 2 Corinthians 10: 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Lord help me to take captive the crickets of my mind, those annoying and wearing niggles that speak against you. 


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