There Are Some Personal Struggles That Will Not Go Away Except By Prayer & Fasting
"But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." - Matthew 17: 21
We’re getting closer to Day 1 of The Soul Fast which begins on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 and I wanted to give you some food for thought about why we often don't see many of the inner shifts that we desire to see happen in our lives.
Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit or improve a particular area of your life where you wanted to see more growth and nothing was happening for you? If the answer is yes, I know how you feel because I've been there too, more than once. ........You’ve talked about it, mulled it over it, cried, begged and pleaded. You declared and decreed that things would be different for you this time – that YOU would be different, YOUR LIFE would be different and yet you still can’t get that thing that you’ve been struggling with under your feet. And since time waits for no one, now more than ever, you would like to see a major shift or a breakthrough in your life. Am I right?
Perhaps one of the reasons why nothing is changing in your life at the level that you desire is because it might be time to shift into a higher level of your intention by praying and fasting about it.
Believe it or not, there are some habits, mindsets, personal struggles, strongholds and relationship soul ties that will only go out of your life through the faith-based empowerment tools of prayer and fasting. As the the Bible indicates in Matthew 17: 21, there are some “kinds” of situations, struggles, and strongholds that are so deep-rooted and resolutely cemented in our souls that in order to break free of their destructive hold and influence we must pray and fast for breakthrough and deliverance.
Sometimes, a self-defeating mindset, counterproductive habit or a desire that is not aligned with God’s best for us can be so ingrained in our thinking, emotions and lifestyle that prayer and fasting is the only way to break chronic cycles of toxic thinking and unproductive behaviors that undermine our success, personal power and wellbeing. In other words, sometimes you have to do something you’ve never done before so that you can experience the type of shift that you want to see happen in your life. Makes sense?
To help you get your mind receptive to the benefits of prayer and fasting, declare the following positive belief-based statements over your life.
Dear God, I believe that I can commit to this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, let this fast destroy any strongholds or yokes that are seeking to eat away at my soul and devour the abundant life that You have for me. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, let emotional healing and strong mental health be released to me through this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, let Your power be released in my life through this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, let Your anointing increase in my life through this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, let bad habits and toxic mindsets be broken in me through this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, manifest Your glory to me and download greater knowledge, wisdom and understanding to me through this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear God, break every chain that seeks to pull me away from starting and sticking with this fast. In Jesus name, Amen.
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