Becoming Whole Assignments: Removing Strongholds
I have sought to retrace my steps on my journey to enlighten those longing to move closer to the Father’s heart, and in doing so I believe there was a process for me. I also believe that God can decide to step in at any moment and in an instant restore every piece of our broken hearts, bind all of our wounds and set our precious little hearts free! Nothing is impossible with God! I have seen to many miracles in my life not to believe it. However, who I am today is not the same woman I was ten years ago. I would venture to say that I am not the same woman I was last year:)
The first shift happened in my life when I began to SEEK truth.
You are here, so you are seeking! And when you seek you will find ….Jeremiah 29:13
Over the next seven years in my seeking I began to awaken to my need for freedom and my desire for intimacy. I didn’t want to read about God; I wanted to know Him. And according to the Word of God that knowing was as intimate as a man and woman coming together to have a child. I found that the intimacy I desired was hindered by my own wounded soul. It’s hard to see God as love when you have been wired He is angry. It is hard to comprehend that He simply wants to be with you when your life is driven by trying to prove you are worthy. I suppose this is why He continues to tell us to RENEW our minds. As I removed the blocks that led to my heart, I began to find His. As I found His heart, I found new purpose.
FREEDOM. INTIMACY. DESTINY.
So this week, we will focus on FREEDOM. I know we have done some heart work and surrendered to some healing this past year, but now we look at detoxing our thoughts and uprooting some deeply rooted beliefs about who we are and how we see Him.
This week we will look at
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Strongholds are thoughts that exalt themselves above the truth of God.
These thoughts may seem innocent, but when they become vows they can be the driving force of our lives.
The vow, I am alone, comes against I will never leave or forsake you. I am alone can send you striving to conquer the world yourself and hinder any healthy relationship because you become controlling and demanding believing if you don’t do it no one will. This then leads to bitterness, because you resent people for not helping you carry the weight. Do you see where this is going?
The simple words have become a deep rooted belief that now impact your daily life much more than you realize.
Today, ask the Father have you made any vows that are rooted in you where the love of God should be instead?
Look for a memory.
When you have a memory, ask if you believed a lie.
If He says yes, ask what that lie is. I always invite Jesus into that memory. Look for Him, especially if it is traumatic and allow Him to heal that memory.
Recognize the lie, Repent for the Lie, Renounce the Lie, Replace the Lie with His truth and
Receive that truth!
I will lead you through an activation this week. Our desire is to be rooted in the love of God like Ephesians 3 tells us, so to be rooted in that love we must remove the bitter roots!
Now when the enemy seeks to get you to come into agreement with that lie again, you will speak to Him the truth you received just as Jesus did…
it is written that God never leaves or forsakes me.
If you want to live whole, we must tend to the root system of our soul!