ADHD sensitivity both good and bad

by Debbie
(St. Paul, MN)

I've read a few of the stories explaining other peoples gifted experience. At one time, God used me to heal people too, but on two occasions, because of my ADHD, my focus was too strong on the work I was doing, so I did not want to take the time to heal someone. This happened twice, so God took this gift away wanting me to learn obedience/selflessness/humility.


For me, there is a very difficult down side to the spirtual sensitivity of my ADHD, and that is I feel evil extremely strong and it can last for days. It sometimes gets into my head and I have to praise God using the Psalms to get it out of my head, but most of the time it stays inside me and trys to control me. Using the authority Jesus gave us via the bible to banished evil doesn't always work for me, and I seem to get very little help from God at times. Is anyone else with ADHD or just ADD tormented by evil?

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Mar 03, 2016
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For me
by: Anonymous

I feel as if sometimes I can only view the world as an abyss of evil, and when I view it that way it can sort of consume me and make me sadistic toward enemies and careless of the ones that aren't close to me. I began to think as if the only way to prosper is to be equally evil. However I try to think of the positives in life and try to be more perspective and put myself in others shoes and it works for me and more unbelieving people. Not to be blasphemous or sacrilegious

Aug 08, 2015
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Kindred
by: Anonymous

Wow I felt like I authored your post lol totally . Just stay prayed up and know God has special plans for you .

May 10, 2015
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adhd sensitivity
by: Anonymous

I got severe adhd at my late 20's and iv been tormented to evil spirits my entire life. I feel extremely sensitive to the presence of evil spirits. I can feel a spirit in the room, its movements and when its controls my mind.I often pray bt sometimes it doesn't work, they'll torment me the whole night. Ifeel sad God abandoned me. Its so bad when a spirit controls my mind I can't do anything. I stay in the room and sleep the whole day. I dnt knw why God let this happen!

Nov 03, 2010
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Perhaps Anxiety from ADHD but can be used for good
by: Jennifer Cunningham

I too have ADHD. Sometimes I feel like I'm being attacked personally by the devil, just like he attacks most people who try to do the work of God. But I think what we suffer is also a downside of ADHD where we can be prone to bouts of anxiety and negative feelings about ourselves, partially because of how we're treated by society, our forgetfulness, things that have happened in the past as a result of our difficulties with ADHD, guilt and our emotional and sensitive personality that cares very deeply about the world, others, and how we perform. We are very sensitive emotional people. I can feel tension in another person and can feel when I'm heading in a bad direction. If I'm not growing, making progress or pleasing or helping others, I feel anxiety. Sometimes I just get stuck in a negative rut. We like to perseverate and dwell and it can be hard to refocus our attention on other more positive things. We keep thinking what about this and what about that? and get hung up on things. It's that hyperfocus part of ADHD. There's the difficultly focusing part, and the hyperfocus part. You know, when someone can't get your attention and they're yelling, "Hello!!?" Maybe we need to distract ourselves by doing something positive or watching something that makes us laugh or spend time with someone who makes us feel good, or find some positive way to do something about the things that concern us. People with ADHD have unbridled minds. They are meant to not be ordinary people and do great things. Our sensitivities make us very passionate. The difficulties we have are simply the sacrifice we make. If we learn to channel our gifts and passions and work with our challenges we can do great things. I believe that if things were easy for anyone they wouldn't appreciate what they accomplished or learn anything nor would they learn to lean on God and glorify Him!

Oct 12, 2010
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The Ego
by: Anonymous

REMEMBER: IF YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY THEN REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR ENEMY CLOSER. TO CONTROL IT ONE MUST UNDERSTAND IT.. DO YOUR RESEARCH..ONE-LOVE

Oct 26, 2009
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tormented by evil
by: Anonymous

I noticed you mentioned you felt like you were tormented by evil. I've noticed the same thing but I think that evil attacks gifted people simply because Satan knows that he can get to us easier and get his message across. I say Satan because thats who we know him as and I do believe there is an evil force out there not necessarily a Hell. This force usually attacks my thoughts and mind. I believe I'm someone of high importance to God and that's why I think I am targeted by evil. Try to find out who you really are and you may be able to understand why you feel this way. Visit my post titled ( My family gift).

Oct 07, 2009
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help
by: mikey

why is it just because i have adhd everyone hates me. i've heard people saying that they wish i was dead im scared and sad ijust want to be normal all girls my dad my bro my freinds my bro's freinds even my teacher's help give me advice.

Jul 19, 2009
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Does the Bible Say so?
by: TJ Chambers

The thorn in Pauls side was not evil nor an evil spirit unless you can show me where the bible says so.

Also, I'm not sure that God allows evil spirits on you and to remain there.

I don't know of anything that backs that claim.

Jul 19, 2009
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ADHD sensitivity both good and bad
by: Anonymous

I'm referring to evil spirits. Evil spirits can just attach themselves to a person, and as Christians, we're supposed to be able to use Jesus' authority to insist they leave, but sometimes God leaves them on us so we learn whatever it is he wants us to learn. For instance the thorn in Paul's side. I was very frustrated with the evil and how intense it was when I wrote the article. I'm now back in control, and not letting it get to me.

ADHD people are very sensitive people, and as we are sensitive to other people's feeling and moods, and to the good side of spirtuality, we are also sensitive to the dark side of spirtuality. Everyone gets evil spirits on them, but not everyone feels them as much as ADHD people do. This may be something I will always feel. It may be that evil spirits never completely go away. Who knows.

Jul 19, 2009
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What evil?
by: TJ Chambers

What evil are you referring to? Also, you said it is in your head then it is inside of you trying to control you.

I don't understand how it gets there, what it is, and why you can't get it to leave.


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