A YEAR FOR CHANGE
A belief system which is not aligned with God’s word holds us in bondage. So often our failure to gain victory over certain circumstances, habits or compulsions is the result of a faulty belief system.
'The truth will set you free,' said Jesus.
Sometimes deeply entrenched thought patterns need time and effort to dislodge them. The following steps are helpful in embedding truth in your life…
As they come into your mind, write them down—without analysis at this point.
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you choose one to work on and write it at the top of a clean page. Then, work through the following questions with Him. It’s important to write out your answers, rather than doing them in your head, as it clarifies deeply held thoughts and feelings, establishes truth, and replaces negative mental images with ones which are positive and faith-filled. An internet search will provide Biblical answers regarding God’s truth in any area.
3. Spend some time on those last images—you’re picturing truth operating in your life! Then write out the new truths in your notebook, speaking them aloud as you go.
4. Read the notebook entries and write and speak the truth daily, until the old thought pattern has given way to the new. Then follow the same procedure with another negative belief.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is
– His good, pleasing and perfect will.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
[2 Corinthians 10:5]
2023 is the year for change!
TIME TO GET SERIOUS...
NEXT WEEK: THE POWER OF WORDS
What we believe matters, but what comes out of our mouths is also important. Words have power…
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