God has equipped and empowered a Christ centered believer to be an overcomer in their life. Last time we saw that we are in a warfare against the devil, the world culture and the temptations of the flesh. Praise God, He has made a way for us to overcome.
This post will focus on what I call the “personal terrorist”. The apostle Paul tells us the God has not given us a “spirit of fear”. However many are influenced by this spirit. I call it the spirit of manipulation. This spirit manifest itself in six basic ways. We’ll briefly list each way it will manipulate a believer.
Pride: Selfishness, greed, control, perfectionist, compulsive behaviors, racism
Isolation: Loneliness, depression, despair, over sleeping, alcoholism, drug addiction
Intimidation: Shyness, low self esteem, insecurity, indecisiveness, no confidence, stressed out
Paralysis: Phobias, paranoia, trouble adjusting to change, guilt and shame
Panic: Panic attacks, anxiety and worry, sleeplessness and confusion
Negative Attitude; Critical, judgmental, sarcasm, cynical about the sincerity of others, impatience
If you find yourself in one or more of these areas, you are not alone! This situation is not hopeless, God has a way and plan for you to overcome the “personal terrorist.”
First God to God’s word and know God
Second be clothed with your spiritual armor
Third become God inside minded.
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Until next time this is Pastor Carl Benton reminding you, “It’s the truth you know and walk in that sets your free.”