There are 3 keys to breaking down strongholds in your mind. Any past sin or hurt against you can prevent you from being useful to God by making you feel the pain of the situation again. This keeps you in a position where God cannot use you. A stronghold in your mind gives Satan easy access to your thinking by using past situations where you sinned or someone sinned against you. Change your thinking to God’s way of thinking and you change you life.

1. Know your position in Christ!
Matthew 16:19
19 “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

John 14:13-14
13 “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, because the work of the Son brings glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it!”

Under our own authority we have no power and remember we are not dealing with flesh but with fallen angels who have more power than we do, but we have been given power under the name of Jesus Christ. When Christ went to the cross as a sinless man, He defeated the authority of Satan in this world. The authority that he stole from us in the Garden of Eden. Christ has all authority and as believers we also have it under His name. In Jesus name we can rebuke Satan from trying to deceive us.

2. Use the Word of God.
Matthew 4:1-4
Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he ate nothing and became very hungry. 3 Then the Devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread. ” 4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.’

We are to follow Jesus’ example when we struggle with a stronghold in our minds. When Satan reminds of us of past sin or past hurt we are to remember the Word and speak it. Jesus was not using His power as God, but was acting as man and in a weaken condition, when Satan came to Him, but Christ used the Word as a sword and quickly rebuked the Devil. We are to do the same. Remember, even a good thought that goes against the Word of God can come from Satan and should be rebuked. We use the Word as a sword to fight the battle. Ask God for discernment to recognize the lies of the enemy that come into your mind.

3. Keep fighting and do not give up!
Matthew 7:7-8 “Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.

Do not give up! Whatever it is that you are trying to overcome, will be defeated. The victory is yours; Christ has given it to you. Each time you come up against it, walls break down and keep breaking down until the barrier in your mind is gone and Satan does not have easy access to make you feel unworthy or unloved. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean to your own understanding!

Have a God Day!