Every counselor has heard that lament many times, and many counselees have voiced the same complaint over my twenty years in ministry. I’ve had to help many try to sort out the root or roots of their problems. How can you determine if it’s Satan or you who’s primarily to blame? [Read more…]
Doormats get walked all over, they collect the dirt off everyone’s feet and go unnoticed.
Doormats are passive.
Passivity is defined as the acceptance of what happens without active response or resistance. In other words, what you allow will continue, and it will be done to you as it’s done to them via your allowance. (Num. 33:55-56)
If you are laying under the feet of the enemy, then you are in the wrong place! The blood of Jesus paid to put the enemy under your feet, but first, you have to stand up and sit at the table of your inheritance. [Read more…]
How do you view yourself in God’s kingdom? Are you still a sinner saved by grace who has no power and still needs the Father or Jesus to step in and fight for you. Are you united with Christ and drawing from Holy Spirit who lives inside of you? How you answer these questions is vital to becoming a confident and victorious Christ-follower.
Fifty-five percent of Christians in America believe Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is nothing more than a mystical force that might work on our behalf if “it” is so inclined (think Star Wars – “May the force be with you”). [Read more…]
When I hit a milestone birthday a few years back, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Reaching 30, 40, and 50 presented no problems. For the first time in my life, I started to look back instead of ahead and upward. Have I reached the pinnacle in my journey? Is it all downhill (or maybe flat) from here?
Don’t get me wrong – I was (and still am) very content in my marriage and family situation. However, pondering my career and financial position created some angst.
Like many career folks, I’ve spent my life working, stretching and pressing ahead on life’s journey. It’s a narrow road that leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14) and I have always viewed it as an upward trek, with greater views to come along the way. [Read more…]
If you allow demons to manipulate your thoughts with negative expectations, you are limiting God.
Your expectations can sabotage your future!
Let me repeat the warning I issued in a previous article (Is a Demon of Dread Manipulating your Expectation?):
What you expect is the focus of your faith, and you will get what you expect! [Read more…]