yourself. Has devil has tried to plant shame,
self-doubt, worries or fears in you?
1. I still think
about past failures or experiences of rejection.
2. There is guilt, shame, anger, or fear in my
past that is still painful to me.
3. I seem to make the same mistake over and over
4. There are aspects of my character that I
don't believe I can ever change.
5. I feel inferior, flawed, defective or
disqualified in spite of what God says about me.
6. My bad choices have derailed me from God's
plan A for my life.
7. I feel that certain experiences have
basically ruined my potential in life.
8. I was born less than: in appearance,
intellect, body, strengths, talents or gene
9. I feel that I have lost the chance to
experience a complete, wonderful abundant life.
10. I have to perform better in order to earn
love and acceptance.
I believe Isaiah 61:1
is the heart of God and His plan for our
freedom. The passion of Christ is to
heal the brokenhearted (easy prey for
strongholds.) He clearly came to set us free of
every bondage, to cause our blind eyes to see,
to heal every wound we have experienced, to take
the pain for us and to leave us with wisdom and
comfort for others.
Satan's master plan is
separation: to cause us to be
brokenhearted and become fleshly, separating us
from others, separating us from God, and
separating us from ourselves. He wants us to
believe we are defective, inferior, a victim,
less than, damaged, unloved, unlovable, not
forgiven, hopeless, incomplete, shameful or that
we need to find a source of identity outside of
Strongholds about our
identity are erected by our wounded souls to
protect us and to keep pain and
rejection out. When we were brokenhearted, we
went into self-protection mode, received
shameful messages about who we were and
justified fleshly behavior. Liberty Savard
explained it in her book, Shattering Your
Hurt and trauma
caused us to be brokenhearted.
We indulged in
sinful thinking patterns.
We allowed sinful
We defended our
right to sinful thinking and sinful behavior
is the plan of the devil to destroy our
He began decades ago
by sowing lies and deceptions, sinful reactions
and sinful behaviors into our ancestors, setting
up ungodly soul ties, ungodly beliefs, fleshly
inner vows, dishonor of parents, issues with
authorities and demonic bondages so that we
would not believe Biblical Truth about
ourselves. He works hard to set us up to choose
his lies and deceptions vs. God's Truth.
For though we live in the
world, we do not wage war as the world does.
The weapons we fight with are not the
weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have
divine power to demolish strongholds. 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 Cor 10:3-5
We can choose to allow
God to identify the strongholds about our
identity that lodge in our
imaginations, pretensions, arguments and
intellect -- and cause us to believe we are
helpless to come into agreement with God's will
and way again.