The thing about strongholds (wrong thinking patterns based on lies) is that things will come along that reinforce the lie. That’s why we MUST know truth. If we know the truth, we can recognize the lie when it presents itself through the words/actions of others or life experiences.
For example, if I’m desiring to pull down lies regarding my value/worth and set it in Christ alone, and someone comes along and speaks the very lie I’m trying to pull down (ie “You need to do ____ and ____ to be accepted.”) Because I know truth (that I am completely accepted in Christ, that I do not have to perfect to be loved), I can take those words and discard them, REGARDLESS of the person’s declaration making the lie SEEM true.
This is completely an ACTIVE PROCESS! One we must commit and sell out to DAILY! It won’t happen on its own. I’m DECIDING to no longer compromise with TRUTH, to take my thoughts captive and MAKE them submit to Christ. It’s so much easier to continue the way we’ve been going, but FREEDOM is in the renewing of your mind. Join me in committing to change?
- Is there a stronghold you have committed to tearing down?
- What do you do when confronted with the lie?
“We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:5 AMP
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV