Breaking Chains and Accountability

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USMGee
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Breaking Chains and Accountability

Post by USMGee » March 28th, 2018, 2:11 pm

Hello, all!

First off, I hope its okay that I make a post like this. I have a burning desire to share a lot that has happened in my walk with Christ Jesus.

I have been challenged a ton within the last few months through true discipleship and accountability. Part of my testimony is that while still a believer I was a mess. I have been born again since 2007, but only lately have I been able to have been set free from a monster that has affected my life for 20 years.

The monster I am referring to is pornography, lust, adultery, and self gratification. I was freed from these things, Jesus broke the chains. However, I am not perfect. Some of these things that were broke and buried, I resurrected out of selfishness and giving in to the Bait of Satan. Sometimes, these things come back 10x as bad than before.

I believe I am born again. I believe Jesus has changed my heart, but he has given us a task to change our minds and to renew them to think as Jesus thinks. It is tough especially when we dig up the dead man, tie a rope around him, and carry him around. I think we do this because of how little faith and belief we actually have in Jesus. Still, it isn't too late to realize this. I believe the Holy Spirit does teach us who we really are on a daily basis, and makes us realize how much each moment that we needed a Savior.

Guys, just because you are tempted, that does not mean you already lost the fight. It does not mean that you failed and should live in guilt of that. Satan is a crafty player at the game of spiritual warfare. He wants to make you feel like you've already lost. Christ declares you a victor, and that Satan is the true loser and it is Satan who has lost the fight. When the moment of temptation comes up, declare that Christ Jesus is Lord, rebuke the Devil, and surrender and give thanks to Jehovah.

Last thing. I have been challenged this last week by a friend of mine, and I think it is a good start to allowing Jesus to break your chains.

"Brothers,

You are called by this declaration, "As He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17 NKJV). You are called by God to live as Jesus in your life right now, not someday in the next life.

How does that re-frame the way you think about your daily life? Perhaps you wouldn't have thought of yourself as weak before understanding your potential in Christ, but now that you do, would you consider yourself weak or strong? If weak, you've assessed wisely. For God says His power works best in our weaknesses. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

God will only turn our weaknesses into strength when we humble ourselves before Him. (1 Peter 5:5). Ask God to speak to you about any reasons for weakness in your life. Write them down and then ask Him for the keys to freedom from each one. Take time to write down God's prescription for turning each weakness into strength."

You never know, when you are finally free from these things in your life, that God will send you someone who is going through the exact same struggle that you've been through. What a blessing that is!

Y'all, If you want to talk about some stuff in your life privately or whatever, let me be an accountability partner for you. Let's carry each others burdens and fulfill the law of Christ.
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Re: Breaking Chains and Accountability

Post by Tobekan » May 9th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Good post, USMGee.
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Re: Breaking Chains and Accountability

Post by Kesarahk » May 9th, 2018, 3:26 pm

Posts like this are welcome. While not everyone should know everything, we can't pray for each other's struggles if we don't know about them. It takes courage to be open about those struggles. :thup:
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