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coincidences and ocd (warning doubt triggering)

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by Kostilaks, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Kostilaks

    Kostilaks Member

    warning doubt trigger. I worry about something bad. I cant say what due to ocd. a lot of coincidences happen. like seeing internet stuff at the second I was thinking about it or my mind making random scenarios like "if this happens in the next seconds, maybe it will be a sign" and then it happens. I used to have synchronicities with sounds like dog, door sounds and alarms. one time I thought about the 3 sounds happening together. and it happened after 1 minute. today, I saw a picture in facebook that somehow worried me and a thought came to me like "i hope I wont hear a synchronicity sound (dog, door or an alarm) and I heard dog barking. what do you think about this?
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  2. BigRed009

    BigRed009 New Member

    United States
    Hey, Kostilaks.

    I used to suffer from OCD symptoms and not that long ago I would encounter things like repeating numbers all the time for example. So I have an idea of what you might be dealing with.

    These synchronicites you mention may be anything. I believe you should be cautious about trying to interpret these as messages.

    God speaks to us in different ways (mainly through Scripture). But He is not a God of confusion.

    These things you are experiencing could be spiritual attacks by the enemy to try and distract you or fill you with anxiety. We are all targets of the enemy.

    Whether or not they are spiritual attacks, I would ask you to simply focus on our Lord Jesus. He is bigger than anything you are going through. Pray to Jesus. Thank him for his divine protection and grace. And when these occurrences happen again, you are free to ignore them.

    Listen to God through His written Word, His Spirit, and wise counsel.

    I stopped giving my attention to the repeating numbers and they stopped. I simply didn't give them any attention. I think you should see them as distractions and focus on Jesus through prayer, worship, and study.

    I hope this helps. :)
  3. Mari17

    Mari17 Well-Known Member

    United States
    You said "used to." What happened to those old coincidences? I mean, why did your reaction to them change?