Good evening fellow brothers and sisters in Christ,
This issue has been bugging me since 6 months ago - but I literally believe anything negative that comes to my mind. Anything and this is really bothersome.
Though I only tend to consider it if I fear the thought. For instance, if I fear the possibility of the world ending, let’s say I was reading a book and a thought came to mind that if I close the book the world would end. Instantly. Right on the spot. ‘‘You better do it, otherwise what if the world ends? You don’t want to be the cause for everyone’s deaths now, do you?’’ rings out my mind. For an ordinary person, the thought is ridiculous and someone would be able to shrug it off immediately similar as to how anyone can shrug off the thought of ‘‘I’m an apple’’
Then again the above was just an example. But it’s really ruining my faith life and my relationships with others, I always feel the need to be ‘‘absolutely certain’’ about everything I do. Surprising enough, the moment these thoughts started were when I dedicated my life to follow Christ 6 months ago too.
Do you think it could be the result of a spiritual attack? And how do I take control of my thoughts and attempt to convince myself with the more rational approach instead of believing every irrational thought that seeps in?