Do I see any attitudes, habits, or behaviors in my life that create an ongoing cycle of defeat and seem to be an avenue of negative influence?
Do I wrestle with distorted messages, or negative self talk concerning my God-given Purpose and personal value?
Do I struggle with believing and receiving the Lord’s love?
Do I experience uncontrolled feelings of envy, intimidation, fear, anger, criticism, etc toward others?
If you have answered yes to these questions, you are probably dealing with strongholds of the self. By leaving these areas unchecked, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to Satan’s trap, enticement, deception.
Strongholds are defiantly persistent and not easily subdued by reason. They are in direct opposition to your Purpose; the Purpose of God being fulfilled in your life.
If a Mother, Father, spouse or friend has ever demeaned you, even that message could be bound within. We often nurture unconsciously, miserable mindsets and feelings associated with demeaning words.
Five points in defeating Strongholds;
1. Submit yourself to God (James 4:6-7) 2. Reaffirm the Truth (Romans 12:1-2) 3. Take personal Responsibility (Eph 4:22 & 2 Cor. 10:5) 4. Forgive others as God has forgiven you (Mark 11:25) 5. Pray with Authority (Mark 11:23)
Step into the freedom that you were meant to possess. Begin today living a life of Love, Laughter and Liberty.