“May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23b
Last week we talked about body, soul and spirit in light of our core fears. This week we will look at how our belief systems impact our body, soul and spirit.
“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Cor. 10:5
To recap, our soul is made up of our conscious and our subconscious mind, our emotions and our will.
Our beliefs guide our thoughts and our thoughts guide our actions. Our beliefs are stronger than our wants, desires or even our well-meaning intentions. If your belief system has taught you that ‘life is a struggle’, ‘losing weight is impossible’, or ‘your weight is a family curse’ then you will live your life according to your belief system.
Your liming beliefs developed out of your core fears which we discussed last week. We also learn that our core fears are at the source of our all internal turmoil.
Want the solution to disempowering your limiting beliefs? Be conscious of your thoughts; think about what your thinking about and then subject them to Christ’s authority. Our limiting beliefs should not keep us captive. The bible is clear, we are to take our thoughts captive and not the other way around.
“There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!” Mark 7:15-16
There’s a popular saying, ‘you are what you eat.’ I think a more fitting quip would be, ‘you are what’s eating you!’. It’s the things that are eating away at our self-esteem, our confidence and our self-worth that rob our body of it’s strength, vitality and energy. Imagine if you woke up every day truly believing that you are a Child of the King and therefore unstoppable. How much more effective and successful would you be in everything you do? The scripture above teaches us that it’s what’s inside us (beliefs, thoughts and attitudes) that has a more profound effect on our health than what we actually put into our body.
That’s the power our limiting belief system can have on our body.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” ~Psalm 139:23-24
At our core is our spirit. It is the part of us that connects with God. This is our contact point with God where our spirit communicates with His. Paul says, “When we cry, ‘Abba! Father’, it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Only when we align our spirits with our Heavenly Father’s will we ever be successful in anything we do.
In Psalm 139:23, David asks God to search him and his thoughts. Our limiting beliefs keep us from believing that God is who He says He is, can do what the Bible says He can do, and especially believing, we are who He says we are.
This week your assignment is to search God and ask Him to show you your limiting beliefs.
Share in a couple of sentences how your limiting beliefs impact your body, soul and spirit.
Share your summary:
In the Facebook group ( for Haven small group members only) Your summary
In the forum (for e-course members only) – Your Summary –
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