Category: Strongholds

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Identifying laziness and learning to overcome

In the hypercompetitive, stressful world we live in, it is possible to look at the outward signs of inertia in someone and jump to the conclusion that they are just being lazy when in reality, there could be various other reasons. How do we recognise genuine laziness and what does...

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The sin of pursuing what’s good

The idea of sinning against God by seeking to do something good seems irrational, maybe even ridiculous. Yet God’s Word warns us about being presumptuous. God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours. His sovereign will can involve us doing something completely counter-intuitive, and the Bible is littered with such...

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The toxic effect of perfectionism

Perfectionists often have a hard time understanding God’s love, grace, and forgiveness towards us, because we feel like we haven’t done enough or been good enough. A deeply imprinted inner script convinces us that, “Anything less than excellent is not good enough.” Sadly, perfectionism obstructs our relationship with a God...

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5 lies that keep us spiritually stuck 

Years of abuse, neglect, betrayal or rejection can lead us to develop self-protective mechanisms to mask the pain we feel. The fear of being vulnerable and risking more pain prevents us from seeking help. If we do not know how to go to God for relief, we remain stuck in a dull existence,...

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The myths behind materialism 



Have you ever heard the phrase, “whoever said money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop”? Every day, we are bombarded with messages that suggest that we need to have certain things in order to be happy and valuable. Materialism is a powerful religion that has many faithful followers....

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Symptoms of mental strongholds

We are called to live holy and blameless lives. How do we recognise our own mental strongholds that leave us stuck in ungodly thinking and behaviour patterns? What are some ways we can test ourselves?   God has provided everything for us to experience a life of victory, freedom and...