Summary: As we move through our lives, moment by moment, day by day, on sub-conscious levels each of us is telling ourselves a story that is most of the time contraindicative to what God's will is for us.
2Co 10:4-5 KJV (4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
As we move through our lives, moment by moment, day by day, on sub-conscious levels each of us is telling ourselves a story. This is a story we tell ourselves about ourselves. This is the story we tell ourselves about what is happening to us, about what we can or should do about what is happening, and what it all means. We all know that authors and writers makes a living creating and telling stories, but in a very real sense we make our lives in that very same way. The biggest difference between the stories we read in books or the movies we watch verse the ones we are all “writing” in our lives, is that we except the fact that they not real!! However, sadly, most people believe their perception and interpretation of life to be real, what we call ‘Reality‘. When we look at the etymology or origin of the word ‘Reality‘, we find it means “fixed property”, that which is ‘real’.
Now when some people hear this and immediately the story in your mind begins to tell you, “I can see, ear, touch, smell and taste, of course my life is real”. We have narrowed our reality down to only that which can be perceived by the sense. The worst part, we have also been made to believe that it is not possibility of changing reality. In our minds Reality is solid. Reality is—Real! The main reason the enemy wants you to think is because he want you to believe that what you’re going through is real and that there is no way out of it! He knows he can’t stop you! He has to trick you into stopping yourself!
Dan 7:25 and words as an adversary of the Most High it doth speak, and the saints of the Most High it doth wear out, and it hopeth to change seasons and law; and they are given into its hand, till a time, and times, and a division of a time.
Satan is not fighting you with guns and bullets, what he does is speak words of doubt, fear, limitation, dismay and discontentment. What this does is wear you down mentally by causing you daily to relieve some portion of an emotional painful experiance from your past. Weather we believe it or not the enemy knows that if he can keep you listening to your mind’s as it rebroadcast of every defeat, every failure, and every experience of pain, embarrassment and suffering that we will change our own season to match his desire for you!!! He came to kill, steal and destroy our life’s.
Now that I have to talk about the devil for all those religious folks that need a devil to validate their salvation, so you can blame him for the way things are in your life and all the evil the like to sneak and do, can we move on. Can we move from religion to spirituality and relationship?
The truth of the matter, your worst enemy is not the devil, Saint or a demon! We are our own worst enemy; the inner-me not an enemy! We allow just one bad situation from our past, one bad relationship, one parent that wasn’t their to love me, one whatever, and instead of giving it to God when we get saved and moving on with our life many years later we find that we have allowed it to scare our spirit and taint our personality. We say we are over it, whatever our ‘it’ is, but we just won’t let it go on a mental level. We just won’t allow ourselves to get past it and allow God to heal us! God is not going to heal what you will not let go of!
Psa 81:10-12 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. (11) But my people would not hearken to my voice; ….. (12) So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
It didn’t say that the devil had anything to do with that! They wouldn’t hear God and he allowed them to believe their own counsel, their own story about their situation. From that they created what they believe to be real!
Carrying the Past:
Php 3:13 GNB Of course, my friends, I really do not think that I have already won it; the one thing I do, however, is to forget what is behind me and do my best to reach what is ahead.