I would like to focus on strongholds. It isn’t to just define what are those particular emotional restraints which are lending to self defeat or to reason how the strongholds began. That is a vicious cycle and tool of Satan. I say this often and continue to remind myself and others…stop it. Plain and simply put – stop. If you give an inch to a fool…he will own the ruler. Why give Satan an inch…he will place a stronghold. Satan is a master at dissimulation. Satan is a hustler, he roams the world like a roaring lion, seeking to devour. He knows his time is short but we do not have to succumb to Satan’s lies. Look to the truth…look to Jesus.
We’re focused on our journey…and we are walking in faith, right? One battle for the mind is our esteem. But I say this…take our minds off the need for approval from others…and put our minds in sync with Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. Be dedicated to the Savior Jesus, because in serving Him…we are in His will for our lives. Look at it this way…faith is a by-product of looking unto Jesus. If we are looking to Him for our direction, provision, lessons and companionship…we are in His will for our life journey. When Jesus asked us to “lay aside our weights”…it means done with it. Done. Leave it.
Ask yourself this question…is this a “weight” or “wings” on my feet? Jesus says to not let our hearts be heavy…again…ask yourself…is my heart weighted down or is it light and joyful? Yes, sometimes we do need medicine (health issues) and other times, we do need a pinch to correct us (attitude adjustment). But always we need Jesus!
My prayer is Heavenly Father…days are long it seems when we sit in the darkness of a heavy heart or a heavy load that burdens our souls. Remind us through the power of your Holy Spirit that You are the Way…in the journey today and tomorrow and till heaven. Amen.