Devotional 11/16

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but *mighty in God for pulling down strongholds… 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
Harriet Tubman

As a self taught psychologist, I am passionate on studying why people act the way they do. I believe the most valuable, and vital information in the kingdom of God which we need is to understand how our minds work. I began studying the mind, and human behavior in my late teenage years, before I gave my life to Jesus. I’m constantly working on myself. I do the work, because I don’t want my present or future to be affected. I can testify that the Lord has done a lot for me.

The Lord called me, and I said yes: God showed me that He was calling us to renew our minds: I thought, wow! God is passionate about the same thing as me. I choose to continue to teach about strongholds and how the enemy attacks us because we tend to experience the symptoms in the natural, and therefore dismiss the truth that Satan is behind the scenes.  See the source image

Strongholds are things the enemy planted sometime in our youth, and which have taken root becoming fortresses in our life: our own personal safety zone. We don’t recognize them as normal and natural. It’s not about the symptoms, it’s the root we have to attack, and it is why sometimes praying is not enough to stop pain, illness or sin, etc. I’m tired of seeing us be Satan’s victims. We are not victims, we are overcomers. The Lord will bring certain areas to our attention, when He knows we will make necessary changes and accept His guidance on how to be transformed.

We have been programmed since our childhood! There are things in each of us, which will surprise us when God brings them to surface. Things that may catch us on the blind side: sometimes we are oblivious to the roots in our lives: or are not self reflective, well informed on Satan’s tactics or on the inner workings of the mind. We all have Jericho walls that need to be brought down. And Holy Spirit can he reveal the root of the strongholds in our lives, so that we can destroy them.

Your freedom is worth the fight: do not settle to being a victim of Satan. We will not be fighting forever, although it can feel like we do more battling than anything? God has times of joyous restoration and renewal/refreshment (downtime to revitalize) too. Refusing to acknowledge that there is a time to fight and a time to rest, will frustrate and drain us. These negative emotions cause many believers to trip, stumble and fall during the process of transformation.

Please acknowledge that we are not weak, this a fallen nature and everyone has their walls to destroy (even when no one is speaking about their own struggles).

Let’s pray:

Lord God, we come before you to ask and implore that you the omniscient and All powerful God reveal, heal and uproot every stronghold in our lives. Show us how to go about it, and we will do it. Above all things, we want to be free in all areas of our lives. Thank you for freedom, in Jesus name. Amen.

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