Wow what a topic right? Well…let’s see where the Lord is going to take us by his Spirit.
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly or have certain thoughts repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for more than a short period of time. Common activities include hand washing, counting of things and checking to see if the doors are locked, the stove is off, the lights are on. Some may have difficulty throwing things out.
These actions occur to such a degree that the person’s daily life is negatively affected. Often they take up more than an hour a day. Most adults realize that the behaviors do not make sense. This condition is associated with tics, anxiety disorder and an increased risk of suicide.
There is still a lot more information that can be given on this disorder. We chose to give a brief description of the disorder so that it will help to enlighten us on our topic at this time.
As we can see through the above information, OCD is a very serious and harmful disorder. People who have this disorder are a suffering people and both our hearts and prayers go out to them.
Many professing believers suffer with OCD disorders that brings harm to their walk in and with Christ. We will list and briefly elaborate on these disorders.
Obsessive Cussing Disorder: Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
There are some Christians whose mouths are so filthy that it is shameful. They will praise God in one breath and in the next breath profanity is spewing out like water from a broken dam. This doesn’t bring God glory nor does it shine forth the light of righteousness in a darken world. Another important fact is …it grieves the Holy Spirit within us. Take notice of the 30th verse of Ephesians 4: And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Some of us still have not grasped the truth of God in us by way of Holy Spirit. Some have failed to realize that the Holy Spirit sees all and hears all. In his ministry of conforming us into the very image of Christ he doesn’t omit the work of the tongue. In fact he deals with us a lot about what we speak or say because words give both death and life. Proverbs 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits .
James 3: 1-12 talks about the dangers of the tongue. I will quote verses 8-11 which will validate what is written above.” But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue (therewith) bless we God, even the Father: and therewith curse we men, which are made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessings and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
The 5th chapter of Ephesians offers sound doctrine for our mouths: Verse 4 from the Living Bible says: Dirty stories, foul talk and coarse jokes— these are not for you. Instead remind each other of God’s goodness and be thankful. Verse 19 says, “Talk with each other much about the Lord, quoting psalms and hymns and singing sacred songs, making music in your hearts to the Lord.”
I’ve heard many cussing confessing Christians say after they’ve cussed someone out and just cussed through 95% of their conversation: “I’m still human.” This statement of course is suppose to justify their cussing. The flip the scripts question in regards to that statement is: If being human and cussing is acceptable being a christian, why would there be a need for an explanation of justification? I’m just asking. Suppose every thing the Lord spoke to you was spoken to you cussing. I just thought I’d give us something to think about.
2. Obsessive Confrontational Disorder: The one definition that we will use for the word confrontational that is applicable to our topic’s insight is: tending toward or ready for conflict.
James 4:1 What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members?
There are some Christians who you can’t say anything to and by all means say nothing about them. They will be in your face and ready to fight in an instance. These believers really have inner issues that surfaces through confrontation. The beginning of the confrontation goes something like this: “did you say….?” This is the first sign of conflict. Everything said or done does not require us to confront it with conflict. In fact many things said and done calls for self analysis….honest self analysis. As we spoke before, words give life and many to most of the times words are what gives life to the confrontational disorder within. The word of God tells the believers that we are going to be talked about, mocked, and scorned. Walking with Christ through the reading of the synoptic gospels I have yet to read where Jesus ran up into someone’s face because they said something about him that either wasn’t true or he didn’t agree with. Most of the time pride is the leader of a confrontational spirited person. Obsessive confrontations mars or ruins the attractiveness of our walk in and with Christ. Obsessive confrontational disorder shows that the christian isn’t maturing in Christ. It speaks of spiritual immaturity. Paul says in I Corinthians 3:3 “For you are yet carnal or fleshly when there is among you envying or jealousies, strife or bitter conflict, competition or rivalry and divisions. The honest truth is believers, the more you grow in Christ the negative things done and said have less effect on you. It rolls off like water on a ducks back. It doesn’t sway nor move you. Maturity in Christ allows us to take the negativity and utilize it as fertilizer….help us to grow. Galatians 5:16 Paul says “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Retaliation is a major lust of the flesh. Conflict is a major lust of the flesh. “I’m gonna let her have it!” This is food for the flesh.” Proverbs 13:10 says: Pride leads to arguments; be humble, take advice and become wise. (The Living Bible) Proverbs 20:3 It is an honor for a man to stay out of a fight. Only fools insist on quarreling. Proverbs 26:21 A quarrelsome man starts fights as easily as a match sets fire to paper.
3. Obsessive Confusion Disorder: The one definition we will use for this disorder that gives insight to our topic is: disorder, upheaval, tumult: chaos. The word upheaval means: strong or violent change or disturbance.
Here we go! There are some believers who I don’t care where they go or what they do they cause trouble either by words, actions or both. They just keep mess going all of the time. All can be going well in a group of people but as soon as the possessor of the confusion disorder comes around, war and chaos breaks out among the group. Someone’s secret was mentioned. Something someone said about one of the others in the group was told. The confuser helped him or herself to something that belonged to someone else without permission. The confuser lied on someone. When they get in the choir here comes disturbances. When they join the usher board the turbulence begins. When they join the praise team, praise is gone.
The questioned asked is: How does this type of believer get into the lives of people to cause so much chaos? The confuser has a outward show many times of niceness, calmness. They are sweet and lovable. They do nice things for people, things that takes others off guard to who the confuser may be. The confuser is very understanding, comforting, and has all the right things to say and do. Once they are close enough to hear secrets and be confided in…..the chaos begins. Some confusers enter peoples lives by being the victims of hurts, pains, and injustices. Once they’ve entered in and becomes content, before long, you’ll see who really caused the hurts, pains and injustices….the confuser himself. Here I am going to quote I Corinthians 14:33 warning you that the scripture’s content will be pulled out of its original context to be made applicable to our topic’s thought. The scripture reads as: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
In I Peter 4:15 Peter says, “Don’t let me hear of you suffering for murdering or stealing or making trouble or being a busybody and prying into other people’s affairs. (The Living Bible)
Observation of the believer who suffers with the confusion disorder has shown that he or she doesn’t know how to function without confusion going on. When all is quiet and well the confuser is restless, they don’t have many positive things to say and most of their conversations are about past conflicts with others. Keep in mind dear followers that confusion is only one of perhaps many other issues within this type of believer. And please know this; the confuser is always going to be the victim in his or her view. The confusion is always going to be everybody else’s doing and none of his or her own.