What Keeps Dragging Us Down…

Many of us had dreadful experiences in our past and have awful memories of them that languish unresolved.  If allowed, these memories can keep dragging us down.  They can dominate our behavior, and seemingly keep us from breaking free.  They become like scratches in a record.  As we deal with life daily, the needle of life keeps getting stuck again and again in these scratches. 

Foundationally, the core of our mind (our heart) is broken producing negative, painful, restrictive, untruthful self-talk, which chokes your emotions, resulting into unhealthy, fragmented behavior.  Some of us have been abused and to this day, still feel dirty.  Some of us lived grossly and still can’t grasp forgiveness. Many had parents that called us stupid or who made us feel like that we were unlovable.  Others have sustained debilitating injuries or physical illnesses that impact our daily lives, and we are bitter about it.  We let what has happened in the past impact how we behave today.  Don’t believe the painful self-talk that becomes a geyser of lies.

I want you to learn to pray a simple prayer each morning of your life that comes straight out of the Bible. Psalm 25:4&5 says this, Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” 
From this, it becomes clear. Be guided by truth, never forgetting your God is a Savior/Forgiver, and live in that hope 24X7.  Throw off the lies that originate from the flesh and live in the Spirit.  Do not believe any malicious, untruthful self-talk, learning to live in the truth “all day long”.

Grab a hold of this wonderful passage.  John 8:31&32 is awesome and practical, “Jesus said, ‘If you abide in my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and truth will set you free.’” Learn to live moment-by-moment in the truth.  Once done, your self-talk will become healthy and whole, setting you free. 

Align your mind and self-talk to these verses out of 2 Corinthians 5:

  • Verse 7, For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Verse 17, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
  • Verse 21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Galatians 6:1 tells us, For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”  In Christ we have been set free.  Don’t let the devil or your flesh tell you otherwise.

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