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As I read this week's quote I was struck by the word "strongholds": Brick walls that keep us from going where we are destined to go. Thick walls that keep God out of the places He needs to get into the most. I have been working on destoying one of my own.
We are called to move beyond our fear, and walk by faith and not by sight. We are called to live in the victory and not defeat and we have been given every weapon that we need to fight the battles we face and demolish the walls that stand between us and our God given destiny. And, as I have found, unlike Aslan, God is always safe and He is always good.
We must always take every negative thought captive to Christ by replacing the lies of this world and the enemy with a truth from God's Word. If not, those lies and negative thoughts will become another brick in the wall that keeps us from our destiny.
Psalm 91 must be our mindset when we face struggles and trials of any kind. If it is not, we run the risk of building a "safe" place for ourselves that will only leave us vulnerable to the attack of the enemy and the warfare of our minds.
Only the brave go beyond the entrance to the stronghold, only the battle weary realize the victory - Fight the good fight of faith and receive the Crown of life as your reward.