How do we process from emotional blocks to the freedom we are called to walk in? The key is to confess our covetousness as sin. The 10th commandment was ‘you shall not covet.’ However, it goes back to the first commandment that we are not to allow anything to usurp God’s place in our heart.
That is exactly what an emotional block is. It is blocking the Lord’s work that is needed for true heart healing. We are not in control of any event in our lives. We will be sinned against because we live in a fallen world.
The first sin was coveting. Eve saw something that she was forbidden to eat. Yet, God’s words of warning were ignored because the serpent’s words were couched in deceit. He set a question in her mind. Have you ever noticed that when you are told not to do something, that there is this niggling opposition inside?
Romans 1:18 sets the record really straight for us. It says, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
Suppress means to hold down. Every born again believer has the Holy Spirit within them. John 14:17 says, “The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
Psalm 15:2 says, “He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.” This is our key every time we are tempted to suppress the truth. We must come in the opposite spirit and express it! It is the truth that is ours by experience that keeps us free.
Truth that is printed on a page is only that. It becomes a living truth when we believe it for ourselves, and work it into our thoughts process. Psalm 119:16 says, “I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.” The truths in God’s word need to line our heart’s walls like wallpaper.
When we are sinned against, the seed of covetousness is sown. The seed is designed to penetrate and sow discontent in our heart. Covetousness is one of satan’s strongest weapons. It is very invasive and destructive.
God’s love is a redeeming love. He redeems all things. Nothing we have gone through has been in vain. He uses every experience to draw us to Himself. Jeremiah 31:3 says, “…Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Amazing.