Don’t abuse yourself by remaining captive.

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I am most certain that many of us have already taken notice that a crowded room can either be a room filled with people or it can also be an empty room; but in many cases, the crowd in an empty room is actually our thoughts.

Do you ever wonder how peaceful and tranquil your mind would be if you’d stop replaying, reliving, and remaining imprisoned in what you allow yourself to dwell on? Or, has it ever crossed your mind that God doesn’t hold grudges, nor does He remember the thing you’ve done or are ashamed of, but yet, it’s keeping you up late at night?

Our minds are such powerful weapons that one blow can trigger an old thought from years or literally centuries ago; an old memory that was imbibed years and years underneath a rug, a feeling or even a desire that you may have possibly given a rest to because it just wasn’t your time, or it just wasn’t for you. [tweetshareinline tweet="One shot fired triggers a multitude of episodes that God may have discontinued, but because we keep replaying the tape, we binge watch our history." username="@lherisson_widny"] Now, you find yourself conjecturing, "If I had 'this' or 'that', would it validate and suffice to fill the emptiness that arrests my soul?" Some of us may find ourselves already settled in and living there comfortably.

Expose your thoughts before God (although he already knows your thoughts from afar), repent, and ask Him to teach you how to renew your mind DAILY. [tweetshareinline tweet="Don’t be afraid to get naked mentally, emotionally and spiritually before GOD." username="@lherisson_widny"] Uncover the insecurities, affliction, and words spoken over you, so you no longer have to wear it as if it’s a cute outfit. Sister, [tweetshareinline tweet="once you get to a place of transparency, desperate before God about where you are and the hell you’ve been through, you open yourself up for healing in every way." username="@lherisson_widny"]

I am writing this post because maybe there is a woman out there who feels this way, or there was a woman who once felt this way but found the exit door and walked out of it too. Whichever one of these women you may find yourself to be, be encouraged because the first woman mentioned was me. I neglected her. I drained her with every care of this world and abused her by allowing the opinions of others to define her. But then, as she gripped the garment of a new beginning in the midst of the crowd, she found the exit door and walked out.

So, I ask you again: “Do you know who you are in a crowded room?”

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Isaiah 43:18 “But forget all that–it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.”

 Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.