Scripture Reflection

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matt 25:21

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”  Phil 2:12

 

Last week, we reviewed a series of tools designed to help you crystallize your goal. This week we will review the fears, beliefs and identities that subconsciously sabotage  the very goals you’re trying to achieve. As you review this section, pray for grace, wisdom and understanding so that you can be patient with yourself as you understand the process of change. It can often feel like one step forward and two steps back  so give yourself lots of love and trust the process.

Week 6- Understanding Core Fears

Fear is undoubtedly one of the strongest weapons that the enemy uses to keep God’s people  in bondage.

Core fears are our deepest, negative emotional response to perceived threat or danger.

In the case of releasing weight , core fears are activated when our attempt to lose weight comes into conflict with a deep-seated belief(s) we hold about ourselves or our world. For example, if you have a fear of failure then when you actually try to lose weight you will experience a lot of anxiety and fear because your attempts at losing weight will trigger your core fear of failure.

Review your core fears. Are they as powerful in your life? Are you learning to act in spite of them?

 

 Week 7- Understanding Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are negative, engrained thoughts, thinking patterns or beliefs that we hold about ourselves, our world around us and God. They  developed as a result of something that was done or said to us. As a result, they limit our ability to live the abundant life Christ died for us to live.

Sadly, many of us Christians continue to live under a barrage limiting beliefs. We live as if there is no power in God’s word or if there is, it applies to others but it’s too far out of reach for us to grasp. Like carrying around a bag of bricks every day, these limiting beliefs  erode our faith, make our journey burdensome and leave us feeling like there is no hope.

In this session, we will exposed the lies of our limiting beliefs as they relate to our weight.

Week 8- Understanding False Identities

God has created us all with inherent qualities, gifts and talents. These gifts shape how we view life, how we relate to others, and how we impact the world. We delight when we are operating in our gifts, and when used properly, they are a blessing to others.

Unfortunately, when misapplied, our unique gifts and personalities can also hinder us from living the abundant life Christ died for us to live. This can occur as a result of 3 factors:  A) Trauma from childhood events; B) Worldly influences; C) Satan.

In this session we learned how a variety of false identities can negatively impact our thoughts, actions and decisions.

Week 9- Strengthening your Identity in Christ

As health-conscious Christian women, God repeatedly speaks to us about our health and our lives through his Word, but because of our false identities, we continue to subconsciously add our limited understanding and our broken ways of doing things to His Word, so we never fully get healed.

This subconscious programming is why releasing weight is like an uphill battle. It keeps us spinning our wheels year after year without ever making any progress.

So just how do we change these false identities and/or subconscious programming? Although each identity is different in the way they manifest and limit your perspective on God; a familiar thread runs through each of them. Upon closer inspection, we can see that at the root of each identity is a need to experience the true and living God and to understand just how much He loves us. Most, if not all, of our strongholds arise because we are unable to accept God’s love for us. When we learn how to receive His love, then we will learn to act in way that demonstrates love for ourselves. When we operate on this level, our weight and health will no longer be an issue.

In this session we learned how to see ourselves as God sees us as well as learn who He says we are.

Week 10-  Strategies for Transformation

So just how do we change these false identities, subconscious programming and our self-sabotaging habits?

By renewing our mind in Christ and  by understanding  just how much He loves us.

Why? Because most, if not all, of our strongholds arise because we are unable to accept God’s love for us. When we learn how to receive His love then, we will learn to act in way that demonstrates love for ourselves. When we operate on this level, our weight and health will no longer be an issue.

Reset is a process that  involves a variety of strategies ranging from spiritual daily preparation of your hearts and minds to long term, practical solutions for self-care.

This week, we learned strategies for resetting. Each strategy will be specific and unique to each of the false identities with similar threads running through each of them.

 

Week 12 Overview- Putting it all together

Day 1-  Week 6 Review- Understanding Core Fears

Day 2- Week 7 Review- Understanding Limiting Beliefs

Day 3- Week 8- Understanding False Identities

Day 4- Week 9 Review- Understanding your Identity in Christ

Day 5- Boundaries  4-4

Day 6- Week 10 Review – Strategies for Transformation

Day 7 – Summary of week 12

By the end of the week you will:

  • Know when you’re operating out of your limiting beliefs and false identities and implement an effective strategy to renew your mind in Christ.
  • Understand how God wants to transform your limiting beliefs into His truths.
  • Learn the last 4 laws of  boundaries

For today,

Review your core fears. Are they as powerful as they were a couple of months ago in your life? Are you learning to act in spite of them? What is different?

In the Facebook group ( for Haven small group members only) Changes in my core fears

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