I have been reading this book by Neil T. Anderson entitled, The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, and Habitual Sins.
In it, Anderson comments that we do not have victory over Satan because we born-again believer believe the lies he suggests in our minds.
So I am thinking if I could, analyze situations (especially bad habits) in my life that I want changed I could get to “the lie” that provokes me to keep performing the bad habit.
Here’s an easy one to share— I don’t like washing dishes. I tend to let them pile up for days at a stretch. This is a bad habit which keeps the kitchen from looking orderly and certain invites critters in my home that should definitely only live on the outside.
I finally decided the lie I was believing is that “I would feel like getting to them later”.
Well, I am completely facing this situation–so here it is!
1. The way I see the world, washing dishes by hand should take you no more than 10 -15 minutes a day, tops!
2. Here is the crux of the matter: I will not want to do this task later any more than I want to perform it now. Therefore, stop kidding myself, put in my 10 minutes daily and keep the dishes from piling up.
It’s funny how God gets you to face your sin/shortcomings even in the simplest areas of life.
I’ll keep you posted as to my progress!
See my first post on this subject: https://dejministries.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/which-of-your-circumstances-is-the-lie/
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