At my old house I had weeds with tap roots. It seemed impossible to get to the root. I could have removed what was visible to make the garden bed more acceptable, but that was only a futile cover up.
Do you have any stubborn behaviors that you have tried to get rid of and have not been successful? The good news is that the Holy Spirit is able! Progressive sanctification is getting at the tap root.
Hunters have blinds they hide behind. They can watch, but the prey doesn’t detect them. Deception is a blind that blocks and hides us from the truth that will set us free.
I have an ebook on Amazon called: Emotionally Indifferent: pretending you are not affected. Emotional detachment is a tap root. It is rooted in self-deception. A deceived person does not recognize they are deceived.
James 1:22 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” Jeremiah 1:10 says that we are to uproot and then plant. Allowing negative behavior to control our lives is manifest as the fruit of emotional detachment.
It is good to ask this question: What lies have I believed that are bearing the negative fruit of anger, bitterness, resentment, doubt, fear, unbelief, or unforgiveness? Everyone of these unresolved issues is addressed in God’s word.
We are to be doers of the word. 1 John 1:6 says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
1 John 2:3-4 says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
Renounce means to disown. 2 Corinthians 4:2 says, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”