Laying in bed, I struggle to fall asleep. My nose is stuffy. I toss and turn. I pray. Then I think about my struggles. Sometimes, my mind has legs of it’s own. It runs around like a three year old dog with ADHD who is hyped up on sugar.
It tries to reason, plan, strategize and make lists. My mind will run far ahead of me. I have to put a leash around this out of control dog who represents my mind. I say in my head, “Stop.”
The planning and reasoning subside. I have to make a conscious effort every few minutes not to allow that “Dog to go wild” again. If I don’t control my thoughts, they will control me.
2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “….Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Finally, with the help of a half a dose of Tylenol, I drift off to sleep.
How about you? Do you have trouble controlling your thoughts? What tactics do you use to control that wild dog in your mind?