Confronting and Overcoming your inner Demons to live a fulfilling Life (pt. 2)
How to quiet the inner voices that rule your conscience – No, you are not crazy or delusional!
The purpose of this blog series is to address those that God has given a heart and mind to bind and cast out the Demons to become a living testimony of God’s goodness.
The Inner Pessimist
The objective of the Pessimist (Inner Demon) is to influence our decisions by controlling our memories, influencing our reasoning, and corrupting our conscience that we will pursue other than God’s purpose.
This inner demon uses an authoritative voice that appeals to the human intellect to manipulate senses, emotions, and feelings.
Sudden fear, confusion, and change in moods are prevalent when this inner demon is at work within.
Have you ever wondered why you have memories pop up in your head that throw your day off? For instance, a traumatic experience is remembered, and for that moment, all the feelings felt are real and crippling. What is important to note is the memory is selected to produce an emotional episode robbing you of peace and joy.
The memory of past hurt and abuse is used to validate hate, resentment, and withdrawal from God’s Commands and Promises.
The Demon uses this method to cause us to self-sabotage relationships that God has corrected and purged, proving His love. You got it! Apart from God, we reference memories that slander and condemn people God has transformed.
We have been given the power and authority to resist and overcome this inner demon that has attached itself to our conscience and is controlling our memories.
Psalms 143:5 (AMP)
“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that You have done; I ponder the work of Your Hands”
John 14: 26 (AMP)
“He (Holy Spirit) will teach you all things. And He (Holy Spirit) will help you remember everything that I have told you”
Psalms 77:11-12 (AMP)
“I will (solemnly) remember the deeds of the Lord; Yes, I will (wholeheartedly) remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your works and thoughtfully consider all Your [great and wonderous] deeds.”
It is our choice what to remember and how to respond. We all have sinned and fallen short… Free the hostages in your memory banks! Use wisdom when you are in their presence.
Influencing your Reasoning
Within our minds and hearts, our ability to reason becomes entangled with the Pessimist demon that floods us with reasons not to trust, believe, or value God’s work and purpose. For instance, in our canceled and short-sighted generation, we go back years to take vengeance on people who were once wicked but are now changed and not enemies of God.
This inner demon uses our distorted reality to influence how we process information in favor of the god of this world (Satan). Blinded by our past hurt, we become enemies of God by usurping authority that belongs only to God. The voice in our ears weighs in on our desire to get even or justice (apart and against God’s judgment). A thin line that is easily crossed when emotions and feelings are involved.
We have been delegated authority and empowered to respond to those who have caused us harm. We are instructed to turn such a soul over to God. We are to forgive, intercede for, and do good. Wisdom says to separate yourself so that God may address all involved.
Matthew 5 (AMP)
Read Jesus’ message.
Matthew 10:1 (AMP)
“…gave them authority and power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.”
Romans 12:14-21 (AMP)
“ Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm or hardship]; bless and do not curse [them]. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. Do not overestimate yourself. 17 Never repay anyone evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone. 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap [e]burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
We must exercise the authority and power over this inner demon (Pessimist) to bind and cast out of our hearts and minds. We must not give place to this demon to control our memories, influence our reasoning, and corrupt our conscience towards God. We make peace and bring healing and hope in God.
Take back your life. Reclaim your peace. Express joy because God promised a better end.
~Your Brother in Christ 21
“A Session with your Brother”