As I walk with people, I have noticed 3 major blocks to healing and freedom. These 3 main blocks are like umbrellas that cover us and keep us from truth raining down to seep into our heads and hearts.
Instead, they cover us in lies…
Here are the 3 main blocks:
Pride. : We then become self-serving, self- preserving, and self-exalting. Examples: proud of our sexual orientation, our countries (nationalism), even our church denominations (building our own kingdoms rather than God’s). It all leads to idolatry and slavery, not freedom. Pride is often a strong indicator of our deep hurt or fear. We instead need healing and deliverance.
Prejudice. : We have made up our minds before we hear facts. We are narrow, arrogant and destructive in our thinking.
Preconception. : We think we know something and presume a clear picture in our heads.
How to test if you are stuck in these?
a.) If you are agitated by any of these listed above, you probably operate in these strongholds.
b.) If you do not experience love, joy, peace, patience etc… but instead anger, bitterness, resentment, jealousy or envy, you probably have one of these strongholds.
These 3 major strongholds will continue to block healing and freedom in your life.
-What have these 3 blocks done to my relationships?
-How have they affected how I feel about myself?
-What do you say about me and my situation?
-What good thing do you want to give me in my life instead of these blocks that are stealing, killing, and destroying me?
*Make sure your answers agree with the Word of God from the Bible and with God’s heart of compassion for you.
How do you dismantle these blocks or strongholds?
1.) Humble yourself. Surrender your heart, will, mind, and emotions to God – the source of love, healing and freedom. (James 4:10).
2.) Repent. Tell God – “I need you God. Apart from you, I am nothing. I choose to turn from these lies. I nail them to the cross and I turn to you Jesus. I want to receive instead your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness etc – all the fruits of your Spirit. (John 10:10; John 15; Galatians 5; 1 John 1:9).
3.) Replace lies with God’s Truth. Jesus is the Truth. Invite Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth to come and fill you and replace the lies. Read His Word to get to know who God is and how He loves you. He desires you to be free! So much so, He sent Jesus to die and defeat your sin, death, sorrows and weaknesses. (John 3:16; John 14; Isaiah 53).
Stuck and need help walking through this?
I’d be honoured to help you see what rich inheritance God has for you instead!