My daughter, Jocelyn (ADD, OCD) asked me if it is normal to fixate on things. I reminded her that OCD stands for OBSESSIVE, COMPULSIVE disorder therefore the obsessing and then the compulsing and then the vicious cycle of the above. Way to state the obvious Mom. I think that even as neurotypical women we struggle with our thought life.
2 Corinthians 10:5 says “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.”
Philippians 4:4-9 says “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
I reminded her that we have to control our thoughts and bring them to Christ even if it is necessary on a minute to minute basis. We can hold our thoughts up to the standard set for us in Phil 4:8 to see if they are beneficial to us. Our minds are a battlefield that we need to win the war in. It must be so much harder when she is wrestling against OCD but it is a battle that we all face. It is crucial to our spiritual walk that we give thanks to God and bring our thoughts to Him continually. He promises us that “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your HEARTS and your MINDS in Christ Jesus.”
Lord help me to submit my thoughts to you continually and teach my children to do the same. You promise your peace and that you will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I want your peace and my mind and heart guarded. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14) Let my words and thoughts be pleasing always to you Lord. May my mouth praise you all day and meditate on your ways and glory. Amen