5W and taking every thought captive
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV
What does 5W mean? Firstly, we know that we can use the sword of the Spirit in Ephesians to counter the enemies lies e.g. enemy says “eat two 12 inch pizzas all to yourself” and you say “the thief came only to kill steal and destroy but Jesus came to give me life and life in abundance” as you would get big belly ache. Sometimes though the enemy will put a psychological knot in your head and you will even feel tension there. The enemy might make you feel emotional about something that is not real, say its your fault and then you are tensed up with a guilt loop. The devil is the author of confusion so if you are ever faced with a mind knot, then untie it using 5W. 5W is writing down who, what, why, when and where. Remember you will not be attacked beyond what you can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). This post might be appropriate for people who are stuck indoors atm. An example. It has to be a mind loop or knot. I might have to update with a better example.
Who – the devil lieing to me
What – the lie I am guilty for thinking of lots of chocolate, saying its only chocolate and then resisting chocolate when actually its time for a small treat
Why – as the devil wants to hurt everyone and me
When – when you need to treat yourself
Where – outside a chocolate shop
Answer – eat chocolate. No, really lol its to understand the mind knot which then unties it as the knot is a knot in your understanding and thinking.
Shalom, the principle is there at least, its just thinking of a good example.
Shalom, nom, nom nom
Remember HOPE. It means Hold On Pain Ends. Stand on the Word in your storms and remember that there may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning. Coffee and bible quality time with God in the morning in the secret place.
5W is useful for planning things too. It helps you to see the task or obstacle with a clearer perspective.
You can just trust the Lord to guide you through things but remember that He likes it too when you are wise. That is the reason for the book of Proverbs. So get a good balance of faith and wisdom.