WHAT IS INNER LIFE TRANSFORMATION? My Story
When you view yourself in the mirror what do you see; a beautiful butterfly or an ugly caterpillar? Before my life transformation, I looked in the mirror and saw a lonely, hurting, and unlovable child in an adult body. I desired to be a person who would know, feel, and show love.
STRONGHOLDS—What are they and how do they affect us?
I knew I had a stronghold issue by the negative behavior patterns that would control my reactions to situations. Mental strongholds are unknown to our conscious mind until we seek God to reveal them.
UNHEALTHY BELIEFS: What are they and where do they come from?
A wrong or unhealthy belief is basically a lie about the true nature of reality about ourselves, life, and God.
Patience — Freedom from Strongholds of Injustice and Unfairness
You know you have a patience problem when you get upset every time you drive on the road. Also, do you often get frustrated with people when they do not meet your expectations?
ANXIETY: Protected by Worry and Fear Strongholds
I developed anxiety from not feeling safe from all the abuse and betrayals of my past. The stronghold combination of worry and fear are major mental strongholds that keep many people in bondage during trying times, which lead to anxiety, hopelessness, despair, discouragement, fretting, and depression.
Freedom from Insecurity, which is Protected by Betrayal and Control Strongholds
We all have some measure of insecurity, whether we realize it or not, because we live with and work with sinful, hurting people who hurt others, and we are not exempt. Insecurities are revealed by the negative reactions when they are triggered by what someone says, does, or does not do.
Freedom from Humiliation and Mental Strongholds of Shame and Sadness
Have you been humiliated? Do you feel shame for the things that were done to you or that you have done? Do you feel sad, especially when you are alone with your self? I think we all can answer yes to one or more of those questions. Here is my story.
Anger Issues Protected by Pride and Judgmental Strongholds
The pride and judgmental strongholds in my life protected many issues of anger generated from the humiliation, shame, injustices, betrayals, disappointments, and rejections throughout my life.
Escapism; protected by Strongholds of Loneliness and Discontentment
When we don’t feel loved, we feel lonely. Every living person has felt lonely at one time in their lives. Some of us feel lonely all the time. It is my experience and observation that loneliness comes from a love deficit, both in receiving love and giving love, but more than that, it is a lack of felt love.
Sick and Tired? Change Your Destiny! Be Free From the Infirmity Stronghold
Changing your destiny is as simple as changing your thinking. For example, were you ever told that your illness is all in your head? Many illnesses can be healed by changing our thinking. Let me explain. When someone suffers from illnesses, they are said to be infirm.
My pride kept me from surrendering my anxious and angry thoughts to God for many years because I wanted to be in control of outcomes. When I became anxious and angry, I also became defensive. Can you guess what happens when we don’t submit to God? That’s right, we will unwittingly surrender to the devil who will steal our peace, joy, love, patience, kindness, gentleness, trust, and self-control. We will be miserable and unable to love others well. The devil will then lead us into all kinds of fleshly sins to bring destruction to our lives, relationships, and our faith in God. So, who do you want to surrender your life too? A loving God who gives peace and life, or the devil who wants to destroy us (John 10:10). Also, review my post on the four realities of the spirit world.
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P.S., seeing lasting change in your life depends on having a right relationship with God the Father by believing His Son Jesus Christ came to earth to pay the dept for our sin and obeying His command to love (1 John 3).