Monday, June 28, 2010

Taking it back.

Let's see if the things in my head make it out in a sensible way....
Here's what I learning from Beth. The things that make up your life experience-particularly the painful or negative things- are according to scripture part of the "land" you've been given. There are unique things to each individual, and God has given each person that unique life and set up so that they can be fit for and understand and relate to people in whatever area they are called. There's no coincidence and accident to the painful parts of life. In fact, they may just be the least "accidental." that being said, we often struggle heavily under these painful experiences of our past; whether they be illness, addiction, abuse, failure. There is significant scripture that argues the struggle and pain behind it being so large because, well, let's face it, if things were easy to forget we'd be less likely to glean wisdom and understanding that may help someone in the future. I'm seeing that the most effective people out there usually get that. So, what happens when an old issue, pain, or situation is still haunting you and beginning to take up too much of you and your energy? Ahhh. That's the most signifiant part of what I'm learning. When I feel like something is going to eat me alive, I've learned that despite the common mindset of thus bring "normal", it is actually the enemy. As God's children, we don't have to live under pain like that. We can, and need to, go back to the thing-whatever it is-and stand on it firmly. And tell the enemy to move. It's not his ground. It's OURS. We need to take it back. We need to work through whatever needs working through until the shame and guilt associated with that pain is not on top of us. No believer should ever settle for, "well, under the circumstances.....". We have every power and authority to be on TOP of the circumstances. To stand firmly and without shame on whatever our past holds, boldly proclaiming that it is who we are and what we are dealing with, and God will use it to glorify Him and His Kingdom. No doubts.

Thank you Beth, for this. I still have a long way to go.


Macaroo42 said...

Love, love, love this. Well-said. As usual.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

I found your blog through the comments on the LPM site. I just want to say that i love how you covered this Truth. (It is something that took me the better part of a decade to learn...)
Beth is a great guide, isn't she? :)

Amaris in Wonderland said...

btw: Do you get to hear Beth on the air, or are you doing a study? If so, which study are you doing?
I am picking up where i left off, on Living Free - it's a follow-up course to Breaking Free & Praying God's Word. I started back, just in time. :)

Elisabeth said...

I'm ALWAYS doing some sort of Beth study. I was extremely messed up and tangled in some
major bondage my whole life until about 2 years ago when I ran across my first Beth book and suddenly began being radically transformed. She just speaks my language in a way no one else does. Right now I'm watching The Inheritance, one of the newer DVD series she just finished. And at my church I'm leading a group of high school girls through Me, Myself, and Lies, by Beth's friend Jennifer Rothschild. They are both amazing. The two best by far though have been Breaking Free and Believing God.

I want to know you more. Tell me more about you! Either here or e-mail or facebook or something! I'm interested in knowing you're story. I just live meeting people in Siestaville :)