1 Peter 5
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.8 Be sober, be vigilant; because[c] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Notice after it says cast your cares upon God, it talks about how the devil walks about seeking whom he may devour. I have decided that in the area that the devil attacks me the most, I am going to go to the extreme opposite of worry. No more ammunition for the devil. Every time I feel my thoughts bordering on worry or being troubled, even if it's disguised as concern; I will not indulge, even dabble a little in it, I will resist immediately and cast my cares on God. I can only do this through the help of God's Holy Spirit. I'm praying the Holy Spirit will help me identify these troubling thoughts quickly. so I can cast them on God. I think the problem sometimes, is that our thoughts can kind of take us on a tangent before we have identified them. We don't always recognize, where a seemingly reasonable thought can lead to worry or being troubled. We just don't know it at the time, until we are confessing certain things out our mouth. Like I find that I will start saying things like "I don't feel like I'm doing enough with Carson (my 2 yr old son). Or I'll say "I feel so inadequate". I find that my thoughts go on a tangent, then the devil enters the conversation and says thing like "You are inadequate for your children" or "You are not doing enough at home with your son". Then I just confess exactly what I hear. No more, with the Holy Spirit's help I can shoot down those wrong thoughts, in Jesus's name.