But I’m Used to It!

It’s pretty easy to get used to things and even create new habits, at least certain ones. Here’s a silly example, it started me thinking. We have a slow-release lid for our new toilet in our remodeled master bath. When it is shut, it lowers slowly, automatically and quietly until it’s fully closed. It’s fabulous.

Sometimes I use a different bathroom, in our home, which isn’t very often, but I forget I’m not using the toilet with the slow- release lid, so I lower the lid but it flops down super fast with a loud, BANG! Whoa! That’s so loud it hurts my ears. Oh, my goodness, I’m so used to the other bathroom, I’ve totally forgotten!

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I wondered today what other things have I gotten used to?  I mean in a negative way? I’m sure we’ve all gotten used to somethings and readily adopted what we shouldn’t have. BUT we are just used to them now. I’m asking myself and you… What have I become used to that really should not be tolerated? What has to go? Is it a stronghold in my life?  Does it need to be prayed away?  If it’s a stronghold it needs to be broken down. 

It might be things like:

  • a negative attitude
  • complaining
  • thinking something is too big for God to handle
  • sitting in unbelief about a situation
  • thinking in the negative
  • frustration with a spouse
  • anger toward anyone
  • unhealthy habits
  • unforgiveness
  • addictions
  • just fill in the blank __________________.

The season that we’re in prompted my thoughts today. So here is my prayer, you may borrow it too, if you’d like. 

God, I pray that I wouldn’t except anything in my life that I’ve just gotten used that isn’t from you or isn’t a fruit of your Spirit, or it’s not your best for my life. I pray that we would all pull down strongholds and anything that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.

And I pray we’d take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. That things that we are thinking about, that are stinkin’ thinkin’ would have to go, now! In Jesus name. I pray that we wouldn’t become used to sin patterns. I thank you Lord, you’ve made us victorious! You’ve made us saints not sinners, through your son Jesus. So we don’t need to sit in the pig-pen…ever!

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I thank you for what you are doing God and I pray, in the name of Jesus, we would know what should remain and what should be eliminated today. Amen.

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flash but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.   2 corinthians 10: 4-6.

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