What Do You Believe? Part Two

The lies we believe make us impervious to the truth. We need God’s scalpel-word to pierce through the impervious to set us free. The fiery dart lies that we believed, unknowingly by us, control our lives.
Please read Proverbs 22:17-21. My paraphrase: listen favorably to wisdom; apply it in your everyday life; keep it within your heart; speak it to yourself. Verse 19 says, “So that your trust is in the Lord…” Verse 20-21 says, “Have I not written you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth…”
(from chapter 4 of Emotional Freedom) Scar tissue is the body’s way of creating a protective barrier to an injury, surgery site, or a wound. Emotional scar tissue is a means of self-protection and self-preservation. It is an internal callous built around our heart.
What are you believing when you bury an emotional pain? Anything we do as self-protection is a lie. The Lord created our hearts to commune with Him. Any wall of self-protection blocks that design because it inhibits openness.
Years ago the Holy Spirit taught me to ask: what do I believe about myself right now? whenever I over reacted. The Lord used that over reaction to put His finger on something hidden within me.
The next time your flesh bristles up, stop right there and ask yourself what you believe about yourself in that moment. It could be something like: you have no right to speak to me like that; you are wrong!; I feel powerless; you are treating me like a child. It could be any number of beliefs. The fleshly reaction comes from within and without any thought.

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