Obsession, is a compulsive fixation with an idea, causing excessive preoccupation. A person can tell if they struggle with obsession (in the area of relationship) simply by taking inventory of their thought life. If they observe that their mind is continually fixed on a desired person, then obsession might be the problem. They may mistake this feeling for love, but it is not.
Desperation is a word that may best describe this feeling of being preoccupied with someone who either is not as interested, or is not a healthy person to be in a relationship with. It is gripping and overwhelming to say the least, and can pervade almost every hour of a person’s day, holding them prisoner, convincing their own minds that life without this person would be miserable.
Does this sound uncomfortably familiar? You might be surprised to know that millions of people struggle with this condition of the heart. If you are a Christian you might wonder how this can happen.
Interestingly, there are many reasons that this condition of the heart can develop and even flourish in the Christian Culture. One may be the imposition of “faith” to be in relationship with the person we so strongly desire. We believe that if we pray hard enough or exercise enough faith it will happen. Our minds are often drawn to verses or signs we attribute to this desire, which fuels it even further. We want the relationship so desperately that we erroneously see our efforts as faith driven, rather than the obsessive nature it really is.
Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking brings hope and rescue to the emotion of obsession. It helps us to discover what real love looks like.
Joy and peace come from learning to walk in the design God has for our thinking. Every day we battle with old thought patterns and emotions that hold us captive. Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking leads us step by step; taking us deep into truths that set us free to live into a new narrative, one of confidence and purpose—the story we were meant to live.