You can’t sweep a stronghold under the carpet and hope that it will just go away or pretend it’s not there. It will resurface one day and bite you. How do you know that you have a stronghold? It manifests as a bad habit, personality issue or sin that keeps affecting your life, relationships, health and finances, and even though you know that it is destructive, you can’t seem to do anything to stop it.
There are also triggers that evoke these strongholds, for example, whenever you get angry, you swear or have thoughts of violence. Or, maybe, whenever you are in a relationship it becomes sexual or no matter how hard you try, every time you think about or see something sweet, they must eat it.
It works for a while to avoid certain situations all together, because you know how it will affect you, but you can’t run forever. Trying to control it also does not work, if you could control your strongholds, then they won’t be strong, and they won’t be an issue, ask Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, LOL. No one wakes up in the morning and says, ” let me go look for an argument today”, but sure enough Satan will send someone to stick you where is hurts.
What you can do however, is get rid of that demon once and for all!
First things first, own up to it, admit that you have a problem and need help! You must first come to the place where you are fed up fighting the same battles over and over and coming up with the same results of failure. Holding on to Moments of normalcy in your life and pretending that things are okay in those times, will only frustrate you, because you know that what you are experiencing is only temporary. Jesus offers us something more than moments to hold on to, we can be FREE from every stronghold, we can come face to face with temptation and not succumb to it because of the power that Christ has given us to overcome.
Why not make the first step today, stop pretending that things are “normal” and deal with the root cause of your reoccurring issues.
Don’t accept a roller coaster type of life where you are on a high today, but tomorrow who knows. Lift up those carpets and pull out every hidden principality that has been plaguing your life. DEAL WITH IT once and for all. Who the Son sets free is free indeed, so do not accept mediocrity.
Strongholds have a plan and it is to eventually overtake your life, they will not stay dormant because you are ignoring them, spot them and cast them out in Jesus’ name!
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