JESUS’S INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DECONSTRUCT STRONGHOLDS- Part 3
James 2:18, 26
But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
After removing the old mindset and replacing it with a new one, the next thing is to take action. You cannot act like a loser and win. Your action must match your thought and words. When you talk the talk, you must also walk the walk. Immediately you start believing and saying that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Then you need to get up and do something to prove that you truly believe in yourself because faith without works in dead. So act your faith.
Just to let you know the devil will try over and over again to pull you back into your old way of thinking, remember he tempted Jesus, so he will tempt you, but you have to do what Jesus did, respond with the word of God. This brings me to this; living in victory is a daily thing not only a Sunday morning affair. You need to feed yourself daily with the word of God for you to reinforce your new stronghold and to stay within the boundaries of your values. Most of us watch new daily to be current. In like manner, catch God’s new daily for you to be remain current.
To recap the following are necessary to deconstruct strongholds
Identify the stronghold in your life and identify the thought content from which they were developed
Ask God for forgiveness for adopting an opposing view to his view and plan for you
Ask for divine assistance because without God stronghold would remain and take authority over the negative thought pattern by the power in the name and blood of Jesus Christ.
Be willing to change them and replace them with Godly thought contents and pattern
Find scriptures from which you will develop a new thought pattern and meditate on them until they become real images to you
Begin to declare your new thought content until it gains momentum and become your new life value
Act and live your life from the standpoint of your new vista.
Don’t give up your new thought content or pattern because of the temptation of the ease of going back into you old way of thinking.
For further study:
Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Personal declaration for the day:
I will change my situation and atmosphere by changing my thoughts and basing those thoughts on the great unchanging promises of God. I will act based on God promises that I believe.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do know your thought pattern determines your life pattern?
Do know that your thought life is your real life?