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Every night when I go to bed, if my mind gets quiet enough, the intrusive thoughts about rejecting… you know and asking evil things to… you know (the title may help you fill in the blanks) scare me so much!
Sometimes when I have this fear, I’m afraid to let go of it because, I feel like fear motivates me to get things like chores done faster, pay attention to what is and isn’t sinful more, so those intrusive thoughts will be put into the back of my mind but with fear motivating me throughout the day
What happens because of me not wanting to exactly let go of this fear that those thoughts might actually be me and not my mind? Will God do as those thoughts say and “un-save” me and not protect me from evil spirits? I always scramble to “re-accept’ Christ after those thoughts happen- just in case. And sometimes I have to get up at night and pace, go online, anything to mildly distract my mind!
Sometimes a little part of me wonders what it would be like to be possessed, but then I remind myself that’s CRAZY and DANGEROUS. What is wrong with me?

January 1, 2015 at 01:35


Here’s the good news throughout all of this: God won’t ever unsave you or reject you just because of what you’re going through. Once you seal the deal, it can never be undone unless you personally choose to turn away from God.

It sounds like you’re having a serious lack of faith. Faith is something that can be off and on for lots of people, and even the most devoted Christians had their own doubts and problems and fears. You’re human, so you have human wants, fears and needs/wants. But it’s all up to you what to do with them!

As for possession, don’t fear this. God promises to protect you. The devil will try and hurt you and reach out and grab you, but he won’t ever get as far as taking you away from God. Just because you can’t see the battle happening, doesn’t mean it’s not there or not serious. Don’t fall for his tricks!

All you need to do is pray. Keep going and keep going. Persevere! It may not seem important, but boy, it’s really really important to pray and crack into that bible of yours. It can fill you up with so much knowledge, more than any school or person or website can ever help you do. It rekindles your faith and love for God and makes all those silly fears that the devil throws at you seem like the size of ants. The devil loves to mess with your imagination and destroy your mind and waltz you away from God. Don’t EVER, ever let him do that. You wouldn’t walk with the devil if you could actually see him, would you? Of course not!

Smile and be happy. Ignore those fears, even if it’s hard to do so. Focus on other things and get in the wonderful habit of loving and talking to God, reading the bible and so on. It’s the best weapon you have against the Devil, the one behind every fear and bad thought of yours.

God isn’t the enemy, here! He loves you. He will help you!


January 5, 2015 at 15:12
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Hi again. I hope I can help you here, because the same thing used to happen to me. I know what it’s like to have crazy thoughts come into your head. It happened to me as recently as this week. First of all, you are not crazy. You are just worried about something that I think many people worry about. One thing is for sure though.God will not ever unsave you no matter what anyone says. If you’re struggling with whether or not you are saved in the first place, I would say that if you are genuinely concerned about pleasing God and avoiding sin, which it sounds like you totally are, that is a great sign that you are saved. Your own mind is scaring you with these thoughts, and I know how rough it is and how it’s difficult to explain to other people. Nightime is the worst for these thoughts. Dry drinking non caffeinated tea about an hour before bed. It seems to calm me down. My dad even drinks a tea to help you sleep better. Then read or write in a journal before bed, and think of calming things before you fall asleep. Hope this helps. Stay strong. God loves you, and he is not the one throwing these thoughts at you.

January 8, 2015 at 20:43


It will be alright, don’t worry about being un-saved it really is a done deal after you’re saved once and for all. The more you worry about that sin, the more you let it take over you. Repent immediately after you know you’ve done it and just keep in mind that God has forgiven and forgotten and it’s like you never ever did it. When troublesome thoughts are overtaking your mind just pray to God and let Him be your refuge. For God is YOUR refuge and strength and ever-present help in times of trouble. He is there for YOU as much as everyone else. As long as you have the Holy Spirit in you, no devil will be able to posses you for you belong to God. Just be glad that you don’t have demons tormenting you and cutting of God’s life supply to you because of being bound spiritually to sin. You are free and free indeed in Christ Jesus, so don’t worry about it.
Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
-Psalm 55:22
I’ll be praying for you, God Bless.

January 9, 2015 at 21:46


Thanks everyone! Celby, I’ve always wondered how the non saved were bound to sin exactly? Does this mean they cannot say “I repent” without Christ?

January 13, 2015 at 06:59
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