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is this an accidental promise?

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by Kostilaks, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Kostilaks

    Kostilaks Member

    After some ocd compulsions created by thoughts without my will about promises to a God, I ended up having a compulsion to delete a movie file, after I return to my hometown. I realised that I was not planning to take my laptop and ocd was like ocd: you may have made a promise to a God to delete the file in your hometown so you must carry your laptop with you. after that, I do not remember what I thought but I calmed down. i could not remember how i calmed down and I worry, if, due to frustration, I may have had thoughts without my will to a God about changing the compulsion from "must delete the file in hometown" to "must not delete it" I worry if I calmed down thanks to these thoughts, because I was forced not to delete the file, so, that means there was no need for me to carry my laptop as part of the compulsion. and i felt relieved. I do not remember if this was the case and the reason I calmed down. I worry if my system on purpose made these thoughts. what if there is a chance I was carefree and made an accidental promise to a God, in order to force myself out of the compulsion? I do not remember but I worry because I have to format my laptop and the file will be deleted if i format it. i cant remember if this is the reason I calmed down. is there any chance I made an accidental promise to a God not to delete the movie and keep it forever? just because, for a second, I was carefree and frustrated due to my ocd? I just wanted some relief. i always end up confused and worried. should i format my laptop? my brother insists that I must format it.
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  2. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

    United States

    God does not hold you accountable to any promises or pledges.

    Philippians 4:6-7
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Matthew 6:25-34
    “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

    Proverbs 12:25
    Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

    Matthew 6:33-34
    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

    Matthew 11:28-30
    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

    1 Peter 5:6-7
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
  3. com7fy8

    com7fy8 Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    In case you were careless to make a hasty promise to God > what matters is that your attention belongs with God, and we need to feed on the promises which God has made, not to make a big deal out of how we are capable of making promises.

    So, our attention needs to be to God, instead :)

    "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

    So, if you are having anxiety about this, this means you are not obeying the peace of God the way we can. I notice how your OCD never has you promise to constantly obey how our Heavenly Father rules us each personally in His own peace.

    Consider God's promise to keep us forever in Jesus. The OCD might be trying to keep your attention away from this.

    Jesus knows you want relief. All of us have needed relief from our problems which are in us > Jesus says,

    "'Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.'" (Matthew 11:29)

    So, if we want relief, we need to learn from Jesus; and this means our attention needs to be to Jesus.

    Your OCD does not have you doing this, does it? So, I would say we need to not keep paying attention to what OCD keeps bringing to our attention. But trust Jesus, instead.

    I suppose formatting can remove extra stuff that is clogging your computer up, but I am not an expert of computers.

    What we need is how Jesus restarts us, at times, in order to clear us of things we don't need to be giving our attention.

    And, by the way > you are not the only one who has things coming to mind, that won't go away. People can be stuck with thinking about and wanting food, TV, immorality, drugs, caffeine, control, work, and money. They might not be said to have OCD, but they can't get away from things and people they hope to use to get pleasure and control. There are people, also, then, who can not get away from certain other people whom they want to use and possess.

    So, even if you keep your attention from obeying OCD, still there are other things which can take our minds and attention and hearts away from Jesus and from loving as family with God our Father. And, of course, our computers and movies can control our attention away from God's personal guiding.
  4. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

    He most certainly does.

    HE KNOWS all things also, and if an illness or something uncontrollable is part and parcel , He KNOWS.
  5. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

    United States
    SkyWriting said:
    God does not hold you accountable to any promises or pledges.
    I repeat, He does not.
    And then I provide supporting evidence.
    That's where we differ, you and I.

    James 5:12
    But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

    Proverbs 17:18
    One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

    Exodus 22:26
    If ever you take your neighbor's cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down,

    Job 22:6
    For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing and stripped the naked of their clothing.

    Deuteronomy 24:10
    When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not go into his house to collect his pledge.

    Deuteronomy 24:17
    “You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge,

    Deuteronomy 24:6
    “No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.

    Proverbs 22:26
    Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.