I said something really stupid today. As soon as I said those horrendous words, I regretted them immediately, thinking: I should not have said that.
We've all done stupid things, said some pretty harsh things that we regret later. Have you ever noticed that when you mess up like that, it seems to be the only thing you can think about?
While showering this afternoon, a stunning realization hit me: it was the demons. Satan was at work in my mind, trying to make me depressed, to make me think that I'm worthless, that I'm such a terrible person. So, right in the middle of my shower, I prayed to God. I asked him to expel the demons from my mind, to help me accept that I messed up but that it's okay. It's in the past.
After I finished my chat with God, I remembered a scene from Disney's "The Lion King". The scene where Rafiki hits Simba over the head and tells him "It doesn't matter, it's in the past. And the way I see it; you can either run from it, or learn from it."
By that point, the demons were fighting back, strongly. I realized that even though I had prayed to God, I needed to do some of this myself. So, what did I do?
I began to hum "Amazing Grace".
Let me tell you: it worked.