Need Prayer to Break Free in Christ

I’m basically in need of breakthrough in an area of bondage that I feel I’ve opened myself up to in the mind over the years. It’s related to doubt/fear/anxiety attacks on the mind to get me out of a place of abiding in Christ and living in the victory and freedom that there is in Christ. As I look to God by faith for this, and seek to live in this freedom/abiding I find intense resistance to it – in the form of consistent doubts/fears/anxieties assaulting my mind trying to get me off this kind of faith in God that keeps me abiding in Christ and in freedom.

 

These thoughts are not related to any particular doubt/fear/anxiety but just an array of different kinds of debilatating thoughts. These also include attack on identity, thoughts of what others think, various doubts/fears etc. When I focus my faith on abiding in Christ then I find I get breakthrough and peace/rest/joy/freedom in Christ, but its not long lasting and this feels like a constant daily struggle from moment to moment in my life to try keep me from that place/kind of faith.Its almost like a temptation to either give in to one of those thoughts or keep my faith in God to keep me abiding in Christ/ keep abiding in Christ. And if I give in to one of those doubts/fears/anxiety then it takes me out of that place. Thats probably the best way to describe it. Sorry for the repitition, just finding hard to explain.

 

I’m looking to the Lord for breakthrough where I can just keep living in that place of freedom and abiding in Christ and in the safety and victory that is in Him, and to close the door to enemy in this area in my mind. It feels like a real mental battle and struggle, I really feel hard pressed by the enemy in this area, like something just doesn’t want to let me go from this area of bondage. It’s definetly feels like an attack from the outside on the mind not anything like demonic possession or anything. I would ask for prayer over this, My name is Daniel, I’m 26, and also if anyone receives any insight or wisdom from the Lord or any encouraging words from the Lord could you please share them with me.

 

Ta you so much

Kindly
Daniel

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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for all the replies and prayers.

  2. Just browsing through and saw your struggle. I am and will continue praying for you during this time of testing. A couple of things I want to point out that radically changed my life. First, the Bible says perfect love casteth out all fear because it has to do with torment. Sometimes we need to step back and take a look at the big picture. In Jesus Christ we are saved from an eternity of hell and torment. He solved the biggest and really only problem we have and that is separation from our heavenly father. Now compared to hell other problems seem pretty small. In fact, once this recognition takes place your desire turns to helping save others from this terrible fate. I know the devil constantly tries to throw circumstances at us that confuse and worry us, but once we remind ourselves of the big picture all those problems become diminished. The other thing I wanted to talk to you about is what you are putting in your head everyday. I came to realize that no matter how hard I tried to change my thoughts I couldn’t do it. However, I could change the input into my thoughts. For instance, instead of watching “Twilight” I would read the Bible. If you feel your head with good wholesome thoughts of God and not nonsense things that don’t matter, then your thoughts will change to. I know everyone feels that we have earned our free time and I am not saying watching tv is sinful; however, you must understand that reading God’s word, praying and just quietly thinking on him is extremely beneficial in our spiritual lives. It seems tedious at first like working out; however, once you start to see the benefits and developing that relationship with Jesus Christ there is nothing like it. I have come to know what it means to love and be hungry for that time I spend with my Lord and Savior.
    I truly hope you receive some encouragement and direction from my own experiences. Just remember Jesus will always be true to his promises so the strength and depth of our relationship with him is dependent on us.

  3. I think the devil wants to use God’s gifts against us. From the text you seem to be a man of high mind, this keeps you reasoning against God and looking for the answer, and it seems there always seems to be a rational reason or coincident. It makes it so much harder to believe God when you can’t look out and see Him like others seem to do so easily. I don’t have an answer, but maybe you should think about doubting Thomas, he couldn’t believe the resurrection but Jesus proved it to him. God wont let His sheep wonder He knows exactly what you need.

  4. faithishearing says:

    Hi Daniel,
    Wow, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. In the Bible the devil is called the accuser, and for good reason.
    We run the race of faith, I guess such attacks are the devil’s way of trying to break our legs. I was so busy trying to not give in to these thoughts, I couldn’t see how the devil had already caused me to sin in the most fundamental way, in the way he intended all along.
    An individual thought is not your trial; the thoughts themselves are your struggle. The devil wants to render you a fruitless Christian, dejected, and doubting God. The goal is to stop your momentum and to put you in fear, confusion, disbelief,and eventually to have you doubting God to the point where you turn your back on Him.
    Since the devil can’t take his anger out on God, he has to attack those who God loves: the human race. Essentially, when the devil is tempting you to doubt your identity in Christ, he is calling God a liar. That’s right, Satan accusing you, is a roundabout way for him to accuse God. God says that you are washed, purified, cleansed, and Satan says, like he did in Eden, ‘Did God really say…?’
    I think to when Jesus walked on earth. How many times was He accused of having a devil? Of seeking His own glory? Of being a Samaritan and a sinner? Many times the people in Jesus day mocked him as an illegitimate child. Even in when He was tempted, the devil parroted those claims saying, “ ‘If’ you ‘really’ are the Son of God…”
    Matthew 10:25 it is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!
    Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
    When I realized it was God who was being accused, I found I could lean on His Spirit and His Word, instead of my own strength. I found it is not about ‘defending’ myself, since I can’t and shouldn’t, but rather standing on the Word of God and letting God fight for you. God is not a liar. He is who He says He is, and you are who He says you are in Him.
    I am still learning so much. But, do not fall for the trap that this is God’s will for you and you just have to live with it for the rest of your life. Not so. This is a spiritual attack and NOT you. Don’t confuse them as your thoughts who you really are, if that were true, all you would have to do is work to think differently, which from experience you should know does not work.
    Here is a good website: http://www.greatbiblestudy.com/accusing_spirit.php
    Peace and Blessings

    • Thanks for the words 🙂 I can totally relate to the devil wanting to make us fruitless christians, its quite funny, because this is exactly what I feel the purpose of these attacks are. Over the last couple of months I’ve been, through God’s grace, like giving up more and more things for Him and living more for Him. Also been reading a book called Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray which is amazingly powerful. And basically I’ve relearnt from when I was first a christian that our victory is simply in Christ. We should simply be abiding in Christ, when we do that we have the victory that is in Him, which is freedom, peace, love, and the bearing of much fruit (as well as freedom the issues mentioned above). So because I’ve been looking to God to abide in Christ from moment to moment and live as the new creation we are in Him, I sense the devil is trying very hard to resist and stop this (actually abiding in Him). This is doubly true because in this position, I find its very easy to be a fruitful christian, as in you begin witnessing, talking about and standing for Jesus, as well as loving others etc naturally from abiding in Him (the true Vine).

      I’ve also had to learn the lesson in the recent past of letting God fight for me heh, after years of trying in my own strength. Thanks for the encouragement and I would encourage anyone to get ahold of the book mentioned above. Its amazing how our entire victory is actually in Christ. I used to think I needed to fight off all these different areas and attacks in my christian walk, when its actually by abiding in Christ that we find the position of victory, strength, peace, fruit, love, joy and amazing fellowship with our Savior and all the riches and treasures that are in Him 🙂 as well as freedom from all kinds of things which are not of Heaven. In Christ we don’t need to be a slave to these things.

      The True Vine

      ‘Abide in Me, and I in you, As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.’ John 15:4-5

      ‘As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith…’ Colossians 2:6

      ‘For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.’ Colossians 2:9-10

      ‘…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…’ Ephesians 1:17-18

      This is also our inheritance so I will keep looking to God to become established and rooted in Christ, until this ‘land’ is possessed and this ‘ground’ is taken back from the enemy :>

      God bless
      Daniel

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