How can we recognize a stronghold in our life? Well, do you have a sin pattern that you can’t break? Do you find yourself angry with people for no reason? Are you living in that full life that God has for you, or is something holding you back? One way to know if there is a stronghold in your life is to ask God. Sometimes we might be blind to the stronghold in our life. A few years ago, I was put in charge of the kitchen here at YWAM for the second time. I wasn’t
too excited about the job, but I had been asked to do it. I had two weeks before the training school started to put together a four-week menu. I would sit at my computer and start working and then get totally paralyzed, start crying and couldn’t work on it at all. A friend came to visit us and asked if we needed prayer, so I told him about the situation. He said, let’s ask God about it. God showed me that I had a fear of failure. We asked God, “What would happen if I failed?” He told me, “Nothing.” This truth broke my fear and gave me something to fight with when I was tempted to fear again.
God’s design for us is to be in an intimate relationship with Him and to have life to the full! So live life with your eyes fixed on Jesus and if something is holding you back then take the time to deal with it and grow in intimacy with Him.