One of the worst bouts of intrusive thoughts I’ve had occurred for me in high school. For a time, my intrusive thoughts were “God, I promise that I will …”
It could be something stupid. Touch this lamp. Not eat toast.
But more often, it was something more difficult, a much bigger deal. The one that kept forcing its way into my mind was, “God, I promise that I will go to hell.”
Well, that was a conundrum, eh?
I was a wreck. I kept picturing myself getting to heaven’s gate and once I stepped inside those pearly gates– well, just doing so would then be breaking a promise to God (i.e., sinning), and then, wouldn’t I then get thrown out of heaven for my sin?
I was screwed either way.
Or so I thought.
But you can’t believe everything you think. AMEN.
Has anyone else had intrusive thoughts similar to these?