3 Steps to Breaking Free From Unhealthy Thoughts
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Have you ever been frustrated because you want to believe that you are a new creation in Christ, but sometimes, you feel like you are doomed to watch yourself make the same mistakes over and over again? I have.
The old mentalities, behaviors and our sin nature are constantly battling the God-given Spirit of freedom within us.
3 Steps to Breaking Free From Unhealthy Thoughts:
1. Identify the lies
By “lies”, I mean powerful thoughts that have the ability to form what we believe, but when compared to the truth of God’s Word, they would be considered false.
It is often difficult to identify these thoughts as lies because we have often accepted them as truth for so long.
This why we have to be truly honest with ourselves and ask: What thoughts or beliefs do I struggle with that keep me from experiencing freedom?
2. Replace the lies with the truth
Once we have uncovered the lies in our thought patterns, it’s time to replace them with the truth.
The Bible is filled with scriptures that will set us free from lies. Day-by-day and thought-by-thought, we begin to retrain our thinking to align with God’s promises.
If we want God’s freedom, we have to believe God’s truth.
3. Pray for God’s help and guidance
Freedom is not a product of our power or strength but the power of God’s Spirit.
We need to partner with God continually in prayer as He guides us to victory.
May your week be filled with the power of God’s truth as you walk in your God-given freedom one thought at a time.
I share these 3 steps and many other practical steps to living the fulfilled life God promised in more detail throughout my book, Fulfilled. 50% of the proceeds are donated to helping people overcome things like abuse, addiction and homelessness at The Dream Center.
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