What lies do you believe about yourself? Perhaps you believe you are hopeless, unworthy of love, don’t have much to offer to this world… If you believe a lie long enough it will manifest as being truth to you, a chain in your mind that keeps you from living the life you were created to live. Such chains bind up your thinking, chains of fear, chains of unworthiness, chains of addiction, chains of guilt and whatever other chain that might bind you.. It is easy to become comfortable in these chains, accustomed to the limitations and before long your reality becomes the thoughts you have been meditating on.
The idea of chains binding up our thinking was once explained to me like this: In some countries baby elephants are taken captive and trained to believe they are weak and unable to escape their captor. As a visitor to India you will often observe a chain staked to the ground and then wrapped around the ankle of a full-grown adult elephant. The chain is used to discipline and control the elephant, training her to believe she cannot break free. From the birth of the elephant, they periodically chain the elephant to the stake, as an infant elephant, the chain is strong enough to hold the animal in place. It is obvious that as an adult the elephant is strong enough to pull the stake out of the ground to achieve freedom. Most amazing is the fact that even when the chain is wrapped around her ankle and not staked into the ground she will remain as if restrained. How is it so that such a small chain could hold such a large elephant? As an adult elephant, the chain is not strong enough to hold the animal in place; however, because the elephant has grown accustomed to the limitation of the chain, it never tries to escape. Ironically if the adult elephant had knowledge of her power, strength and ability she could crush her captors and everything else around her. Sadly, this beautiful, powerful animal has not been given wisdom and understanding of her potential, the chain has her believe the lie that she is weak and a captive.
This example is a perfect metaphor of how, much like the chain, and often at a very young age, Satan takes us captive and we remain in bondage to lies and deception about our true worth, our true strength, and our true courage, power and beauty. Today read what God’s word says about you and start to declare the truth over your life and your circumstances and as you speak the truth you will begin to live in the light of truth.
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