Join Patsy Shreve and Cynthia Martin as they discuss Transforming your mind on Lunch and Learn.  Under the video, we have also included a detailed transcript if you are one of those people who prefer to read rather than listen.

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hey welcome to lunch and learn i'm
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cynthia martin
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and i'm patsy shreeve and we're going to
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be your host today
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our topic for today is transforming our
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minds
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yes and the scripture advises us to
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renew our mind and it tells us why
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you know you can think well yeah i know
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about that scripture but i'm going to go
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ahead and read it because i think it's
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important it says do not conform to the
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pattern of this world but
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be transformed by the renewing of your
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mind
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then you'll be able to test and approve
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what god's will
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is his good and pleasing and perfect
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will
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so why do we need to transform our mind
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well that scripture tells us right there
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why because when our mind is renewed
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then we can test and approve what god's
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will is you know a lot of times people
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will say i just don't know what god's
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will is well
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we've obviously got some sort of
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blockage that's keeping you from being
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able to hear what god's word
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saying to you otherwise the scripture
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here tells us that
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when where our mind is transformed that
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we'll be able to hear
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uh we'll be able to know what god's
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voice uh excuse me
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god's voice but his his will i guess his
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his voice comes through uh we find out
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his will through his voice which is his
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word
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um and other things so um interesting
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enough patsy and i were
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talking about doing our our program
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today and i just happened to
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kind of do a glance through on my
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bookshelf and i
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pulled out a bunch of books that are
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related to this topic and about our
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thoughts and
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and how we think in the lives that we
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believe and you know uh
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word power that kind of stuff in just i
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mean
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i'm not kidding you just at a glance not
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including joyce bad
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joyce meyer's battlefield of the mind
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which most people think is you know
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you talk about transforming your mind
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that's the first book other than the
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bible that comes up
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but other than that i've just quickly
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pulled out 13 books on this subject and
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i think you've all know i've told you
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many times that i'm an avid reader
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but you know this is a subject that a
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lot of people have discussed
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but it's important enough that we felt
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that it was that we should do a program
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on it so
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we're not the all in all but we just
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wanted to share some things that we know
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so
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to kind of give you a basics or an
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overview before we get started you know
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we're all we're born we're all born
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spiritually dead right that sounds kind
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of yucky those little babies but
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they're really spiritually dead and our
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minds are carnal you know
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life occurs throughout we were born
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we're born spiritually dead we're born
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carnal we we grow
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at some point in our life we get saved
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right we wouldn't be interested in this
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topic so
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once we're saved our spirit is born
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again and it comes alive and the
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scripture tells us that we're made new
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have you ever anybody tell us that
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you're all new don't worry about that
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you're all new
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well the scripture does tell us that
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we're all new and that we
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have but what i'd like to add to it is
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that we have everything we need
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to become new to begin to walk in that
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newness and to be
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new um positionally we are new we just
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need to work that out here on earth
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so if we're not exactly acting or living
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or believing
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this new life that god has for us if our
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life isn't matching up with his word
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then we need to get some transformation
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happening and that's what we're going to
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talk about today
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right well so what do we mean by this
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well
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throughout our life we have people that
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speak into our lives
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or over our lives and or we have
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experiences
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and through those experiences and those
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different
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um things that we
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like when a person speaks into us we
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form these beliefs
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and we form up about those people or
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about different people or about the
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world or about religion about god
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about relationships well the demonic
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realm
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works to establish strongholds in our
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mind
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based on those beliefs um
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a stronghold in our mind is when an area
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of our belief system is captured by the
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enemy
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that's right that can become a
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stronghold and it we talked about
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strongholds before
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in other um sessions
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it begins with a false idea that's
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planted in our thoughts and then
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that lie is designed to keep you from
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repenting and restoring your moral wall
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so to speak um intellectual strongholds
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are
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the things that you count as true but
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they're actually not true
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i have funny stories about that patsy
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and you probably do too when you went
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through
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ministry um i remember someone telling
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me
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well you know that is you believe this
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and i said yeah
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and they said well that's not true and
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what and they said what is the truth and
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i said uh
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i don't know what the truth is because
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this is truth to me and that was how
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deeply ingrained that truth was me
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wasn't i know
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and there are times that those truths
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that we
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can see them ourselves and sometimes we
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have to have help seeing them patsy did
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i interrupt you did you have a system i
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was just going to say there's just
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like during ministry school i just
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remember specifically
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when uh one of the instructors says well
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there's nowhere in the bible that says
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that there were three kings and i went
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what
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what wait i've always believed there
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were three kings
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and he said no it's there were three
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gifts but there's nowhere that says that
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there were just three kings
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there could have been one there could
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have been many wait a minute and it's
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something as simple as that that i
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believed
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and all my life and then all of a sudden
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it kind of rattles you and you go wait a
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minute
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i i didn't know that i had a girlfriend
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who
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uh not it makes it sound bad that
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corrected our pastor but our craster was
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preaching and he said something to
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effect and
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paul was knocked off his horse and she
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was like
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it doesn't say anywhere that he was on a
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horse you know and there's just certain
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things
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and we're getting a little bit off topic
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but it's true you know
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for in my particular instance i'm just
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going to go ahead and share
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in my particular instance the belief
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that i held for
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many many years was that all men were
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jerks
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sorry guys but that's really what i
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believed and when someone challenged me
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and i was like well maybe not in your
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life but it's true in my life
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so you know we can say that we have
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these belief systems that
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are offered operating off of lies and
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because i had that belief how do you
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think i acted right
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so what are these beliefs um these
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these beliefs are any belief that we
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have that it's centered in who we are
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that it does not agree with god's nature
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his character or his word
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so you know when you see something or
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someone tells you something in his word
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and there's something inside of you that
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goes right
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i you know you just and you may not
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speak it out because you know who wants
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to say i don't believe that i gotta have
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a
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i got a problem but we do over and over
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again we think
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well there's gotta be more to it or they
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don't know who i am
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or or you know something along that line
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but
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these beliefs can be expectations they
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can be decisions they can be attitudes
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they can be judgments
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um they're agreements sometimes we'll
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make vows according to them or oaths a
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lot of times they're formed during our
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childhood during um things that happen
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to us maybe
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in traumatic events or negative
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experiences or maybe something occurred
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to you when you're a child and you
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your parents said something to you and
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then you went to school some other child
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said something along the same nature and
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then a few years later a teacher says
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that it just
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builds that lie up in your system
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because what happens is is we have in
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that particular instance
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if you have someone who tells you you
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might not be understanding correctly and
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i
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i've told this story before and i'll
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i'll use it as an example
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that when i was in grade school my
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teacher didn't believe me that i knew
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how to spell my last name
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and so she would punish me i mean i was
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severely punished
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you can hear that in an another session
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that we've done a program that we've
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done
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about how i would be punished because i
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was not writing out my name correctly
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and i actually had to have my parents
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come into the school and bring in the
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teacher
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and tell her how we spell our last name
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for her to believe me that i knew how to
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spell my name
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so you know as a child though you would
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go home
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and i formed in my belief that in my
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system
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that maybe some of the things that i
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think i know
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i don't know and so then you begin to
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question and then when something else
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would happen where i wouldn't wasn't
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quite sure now
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then i would maybe double guess myself
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and a lot of times i wouldn't
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go i wouldn't pursue because i thought i
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must be the one who's wrong
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i i don't even think i'm actually the
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one who applied to my parents i think my
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parents figured it out sometimes saw it
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on a paper because i just
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you know thought well i deserve this for
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some reason because children can't make
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sense
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you know these kinds of things so these
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these um
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beliefs that we form they come out of
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hurts they come out of traumas they come
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out of experiences that we've had
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words that people say to us and then we
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go along in life and it happens again
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either the exact same because that's
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what the demonic does right
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they hear those words and so they know
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which ones are going to hurt our little
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spirits and our little souls and even as
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adults
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and so we hear the same thing over again
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and we begin to act in such a way that
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that's true
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and then when it happens again to us
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we're like see i told you
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it's it that's the truth it's got to be
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the truth because it happens to me over
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and over and over again
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but just because it happens just because
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believe we believe it just because we
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live in such a way that it's going to
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make it come out to be true doesn't mean
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that it is true mark 11 23 tells us that
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he doesn't doubt in his heart but
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believes what they say will
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happen it will be done for them so that
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can be positive or
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negative um transforming our mind
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is so important because we have these
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beliefs that come in
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and they're like what we the world
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sometimes calls them lemony
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limiting beliefs right and therefore out
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of these hurtful experiences
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or even facts you know this did happen
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that doesn't mean that's the truth
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though
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and that gets you a little a little
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messed up when we we go
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into that but this leads to an
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expectancy that it's gonna
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it's gonna happen all over again so just
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because it happened doesn't mean that
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there's something wrong with you and
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that's what happens with the enemy as he
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puts these lies in us that we take
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hook line and sinker thinking that it's
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something applying to who we are
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as our identity that's not true
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and the truth can only be found in god's
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word
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that's the only place that we can really
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base
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our um truth in our life
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so we have to adjust our beliefs so that
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it will match god's truth and his word
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we have circumstances and situations and
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they can lead to
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facts like cynthia just said those are
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facts and they can be
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have a seem to be true but it's god's
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word and his
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promises that lead to the truth that we
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have to
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um hang on to and used
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as our measure of level or our level of
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measurement
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of what truth is and a belief system can
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develop
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as a result of the lies that we're
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believing um
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and or the truth that's in us
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so that level of truth that's in us and
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the progression
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that happens a lot of times is
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if you accept a belief
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then you reap a thought and if you sow
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a thought then you'll reap an attitude
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if you sow an attitude you'll rip reap
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an
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action if you sow an action you'll reap
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a habit
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if you sow a habit you reap a character
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and if you sow a character you reap a
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destiny
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now this can be for good or bad this is
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a poem it's by someone anonymous so
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we're not sure who wrote it
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but um we just thought this is just an
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excellent
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example of how this can progress from
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just a simple belief
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into a thought all the way to your
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destiny right so you have to be careful
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about
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what you're believing the truth that
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you're believing so if we continue in
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these lies
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we'll restrict ourselves and we can't
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live the victorious life that jesus has
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for us that he paid for
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on the cross um these lies restrict us
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to unhappy relationships and they cause
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us to make
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mountains out of mole hills and they can
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cause us to take
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everything personally somebody says a
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little something and you are offended
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they cause us to become a prisoner of
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put downs and sarcasm
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and anger um and
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even other health unhealthy ways of
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relating to each other and other people
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they can cause us to hurt those that we
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love and we've said before
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many times hurt people hurt people
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they can erode our faith they have us
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question
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god and question this and have doubts
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and fears
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they undermine that relationship that we
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have with god
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and they can justify the flesh we can
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say well because of this or because of
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that or because of this
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it's okay that i do that um they give
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place to demonic oppression
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and they can trap us so that we don't
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fulfill the destiny that god has for us
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they hinder the blessings that god has
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for our life
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that's right and so let's talk about a
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few examples um
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we need to recognize the lies that we're
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believing right
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so we're going to talk about the
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different uh categories maybe i don't
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know how else to
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to explain it but categories of lies
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that will believe so
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the first area is we believe lies about
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ourselves
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a big one we hear over and over again
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even though people don't broadcast it
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they may maybe in a kind of a jokingly
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way but
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a lot of people that believe that
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they're not good enough
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um they'll believe that they're too old
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they're too fat they're too shy they're
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too ugly they're too stupid
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um too stupid for me is one
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that i have struggled with and at times
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it'll still creep back
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in it be i missed a lot of school when i
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was a child a lot of school
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so i have some huge gaps in my education
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now the good thing that i have going for
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me is i love to read so i'm
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able to always say if you can get your
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kids so they can add and subtract
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then you can they can make it in life if
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they can read add and subtract because
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you can teach yourself
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but i if i see a math problem i
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immediately freeze
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i really have a heart i have there's a
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real
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um fear there that i am too dumb or i'm
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too stupid that i'm not going to be able
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to do that
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and so that's something that i have to
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really uh
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not allow the enemy to um
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torment me on because i'll say that's
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not the truth i do know that i am a
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smart person
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um and it's not about you know i
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i had to go so far as to have my iq
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tested to prove to me that i was not
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stupid
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um and so you know sometimes we just
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can't get past it and
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the person that i was seeing at the time
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tested my iq uh
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i won't tell you what it is but it's
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rather high um but the point of it is
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she didn't really have the tools to
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explain
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what we're doing right now you know when
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you run up against the same wall over
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and over and over again and you freeze
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and you think i can't do that or i'm too
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stupid or i'm too ugly or i'm too shy
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or i'm too old or i'm too fat we hear
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people that are in middle life that
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figure you know hey i just missed it
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it's too late for me
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someone else will have to do this call
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that god has in my life
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we hear that one a lot we hear multiple
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ones over and over
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and just in the interest of time we
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thought we'd just pick out two or three
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so what happens is like i said with the
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illustration with
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um the too stupid thing when i see a
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math problem
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or something that it really challenges
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me i can sit down i have to make it
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maybe i have to get out my fingers
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maybe have to get a piece of paper but
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most the time i can figure it out
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but see what happens i have this this
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recording in my mind
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it's like an audio book right or used to
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we used to say a tape because we used to
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have tape so we could rewind right
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but nowadays it's like an audio book
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that just automatically
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clicks in it the some experience or some
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word or some
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um something that someone says to you
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well it's like it pushes play on that
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audio book
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and you hear that same measure some
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subliminal message you know that's just
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going over
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over mine you're too stupid you're not
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going to be able to do this figure out
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some way to get out of it
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or you totally go blank and it happens
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to people
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over and over again and they may
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recognize
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the tape or the auto book audio book
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that's free playing in their mind
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they'll say yeah that's right i do hear
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that
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they don't realize where it comes from
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and they don't realize it's a
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trap of the enemy a foothold that's
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probably worked its way into a
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stronghold in our life
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trying to keep us from becoming all that
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god would have for us
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pat you want to share with them that's
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the next category in which we can
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um we believe lies right um we can
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believe worldly lies
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um and you say well what does that mean
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well there's things that you know in our
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world
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that people will say like well look out
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for number one
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or you have to look out for number one
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or do your own thing
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or um that was a big one when i was
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growing up
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in my teenage years just do your own
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thing if it feels good do it that was
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another one
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let your feelings be your guide i think
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that's real relevant today
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with your spiritualism yeah just be
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guided by your heart and by your spirit
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well sometimes our heart can deceive us
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right well we're born corrupt so that
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doesn't help
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that's right um you deserve to be happy
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right you can have it all yeah those are
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all some things that
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that they'll tell us that yeah you know
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we buy into the line we buy in
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hook line and sinker and it can have
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such a negative
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impact in our life absolutely past patsy
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you know another area which lies there's
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lots of areas but it can affect us in
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our relationship especially our
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marriages because
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we get this idea that um if things just
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aren't going just right you know maybe a
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week after the honeymoon
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you think we just must not be right for
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each other or maybe
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uh on the honeymoon you think uh oh i
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made a mistake
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because this isn't going like i thought
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it was going to because we have these
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plans right and
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then the other partner does something
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that you think that's not right
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and it causes problems um maybe later on
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in the years we get to the place where
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you have to start having some problems
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and you think
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it's all myself my spouse's fault you
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know if
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they if they would only do this then our
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marriage would be better if they would
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only do that then our marriage would be
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better
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or uh a big one i shouldn't have to
18:50
change who i am just to make our
18:51
marriage better
18:54
um that's a lie by the way
18:57
everybody's gotta change if you're gonna
18:59
have a good marriage let me just tell
19:00
you
19:01
let me break the news um my spouse
19:04
should meet my needs
19:06
how many times do people believe that
19:08
that that's what the world teaches
19:10
that when you go into a relationship
19:11
this person's going to meet your knees
19:13
no that is not true another one is my
19:16
spouse owes me
19:17
or should be grateful they should be
19:19
grateful i i do their laundry or
19:21
she should be grateful that i go to work
19:23
every day or you know it goes on and on
19:26
and on
19:27
we get caught up in these uh strongholds
19:29
these lies that we believe and if we
19:31
bring them into these relationships and
19:33
then we wonder why
19:34
our relationships don't work yes and i
19:37
think another one that
19:38
that i struggled with is um i have to do
19:41
anything and
19:42
everything to keep the peace in our
19:44
relationship
19:45
and i just have to be a doormat and i
19:47
have to do everything so that i just
19:50
you know don't cause waves or or that i
19:53
just
19:53
you know i and i'm the one that has to
19:56
do everything i'm the one that you know
19:58
needs to
19:58
to take care of everything and so you
20:00
have to be careful even
20:02
doing good can be a problem too well
20:05
yeah that's a trap just like everything
20:07
else
20:07
patsy exactly absolutely so we can also
20:11
have what we call mole hill lies
20:15
or mountain lions this is when we have
20:18
hurts from our past that haven't been
20:21
healed
20:22
and we can exaggerate to make them into
20:25
mountains
20:26
so we we take something that may not may
20:29
have been minor to begin with but we
20:31
make it into this huge
20:32
enormous thing something that's way more
20:34
complex or
20:36
much more important than it needs to be
20:38
instead
20:39
of mole hills instead of the molehills
20:41
that they really are
20:42
they're right and if you can picture a
20:45
mountain versus a molehill
20:47
we used to have moles in in oregon where
20:49
i used to live
20:50
and they aren't very big yeah compared
20:52
to a mountain
20:53
and so we start to believe these
20:55
emotional lies
20:56
and then we start basing our lives on
20:59
them right
21:00
and on that line and then we end up
21:02
taking
21:03
everything personally everything becomes
21:06
black and white
21:08
for others but then it's kind of a gray
21:10
area for us
21:11
you know well you know but that is for
21:14
everyone else but not for me my
21:16
you know i i give you know this is okay
21:18
for me to do but everybody else
21:20
they either do this or that and i think
21:22
patsy yeah
21:24
and that one sorry i mean it's interrupt
21:26
but you know what you know me um
21:28
when we have this thing about other
21:30
people we hold them to this really high
21:32
expectation but we give ourselves a
21:35
break
21:36
because in our self we think well i know
21:39
that i my motivation i didn't i didn't
21:41
intend
21:42
my heart was right perfect i didn't mean
21:45
to hurt them
21:46
but this person they meant to hurt me
21:48
and it's like what this one is a black
21:50
and white they did
21:51
really bad and usually we do really
21:52
right but really we're all
21:54
you know in the gray they're they're
21:55
somewhere so sorry about that pad
21:57
that's okay oh my gosh it's so true i
21:59
know
22:00
or we can use over generalizations such
22:03
as we
22:04
that we think and we talk in terms of
22:07
always
22:08
or never and it's kind of tied into the
22:11
black and white
22:12
but we just generalize everybody this or
22:15
everybody that or everybody's going to
22:18
hurt me
22:19
everyone's going to do this it's always
22:22
that way people
22:22
always take advantage of me i never get
22:25
to be first
22:26
that sort of thing exactly um it's like
22:30
you know the mountain mohil thing it's
22:31
like you look at someone and you're
22:33
thinking
22:34
okay was that the straw that broke the
22:36
camel's back
22:37
because the straw is not what i'm seeing
22:39
them fall apart over
22:41
you know yeah but in their mind because
22:43
of the lies and the strongholds they got
22:45
set up
22:46
that straw is as big as a mountain it is
22:50
the thing that's taking down the camel
22:52
we also believe religious lies
22:54
you know pepsi and are not giving you an
22:56
exhaustive list we're not actually even
22:58
going through all the ones that we
22:59
repeatedly hear over and over again
23:01
we're here
23:02
we're sharing some generalized ones so
23:04
that you can get the idea
23:06
but some religious lies and please hear
23:08
me now because you're gonna
23:09
you you may or you may not agree with me
23:11
but think this through
23:12
god hates sinners and sinners and sin
23:16
well part of that is true but we see all
23:19
the time that people
23:20
put certain group types of people or
23:23
groups
23:24
or certain sins with the people
23:27
and they don't like those people as well
23:29
as the sinners
23:30
you know as the sin and so they'll get
23:33
in their mind that god
23:35
hates sin and he hates anybody who does
23:38
this sin
23:39
this particular sin because we have this
23:41
stronghold about this particular sin
23:44
another one we will sometimes uh run
23:46
into is because i'm a christian god will
23:48
protect me from pain and suffering
23:50
and then they are hit with pain and
23:53
suffering
23:54
and they lose out with god because this
23:57
is what they truly believe
23:59
and the enemy is very gleefully happy to
24:01
make sure it doesn't happen for them
24:03
another one is it's kind of like what
24:05
pathy was just talking about
24:07
it's my duty to meet the needs of others
24:09
because jesus was always serving right
24:11
be the good samaritan and so much so
24:14
that we don't take care of our families
24:15
we don't take care of our husbands we
24:16
don't take care of ourselves we don't
24:17
take care of our wives we don't do
24:18
anything we take care of everybody else
24:20
because we're supposed to be serving
24:22
others and it's really
24:24
not um i'll leave there because we could
24:27
go off on that one for a while
24:28
so exactly a good christian doesn't
24:32
struggle
24:33
they don't feel angry they don't feel
24:34
depressed or they they're not anxious
24:36
you must not be saved is that right
24:40
patsy people believe that
24:41
you're having problems they really must
24:43
not be saved because
24:45
that we're you're a new crea you're a
24:46
new creation creation you're a new
24:48
creature
24:49
you can't feel those things you're a new
24:51
creature you create creature yeah i know
24:53
you're a new creature
24:56
so other ones are i can't share the
24:59
gospel i don't know enough
25:01
you know what if you're saved you got
25:02
enough you know that he saved your soul
25:05
that's it that's all you need to know
25:06
this is what he did for you can't lie
25:08
about that isn't they say doesn't the
25:09
scripture tell us that they overcame him
25:11
by the
25:12
lamb and the blood are by the blood of
25:14
the lamb and the word of their testimony
25:15
sorry when you know i get talking to my
25:17
eyes itch
25:18
so those um those are
25:21
some of the religious lice there's vast
25:24
amount of
25:25
other ones but we just thought we'd pick
25:26
a few so you can
25:28
maybe challenge you to say well god am i
25:31
believing
25:32
something religious am i stuck in a
25:35
religious
25:36
hole and i don't know it because we
25:37
don't see these lies like i said when i
25:39
said well man we're jerks well if that
25:41
ain't the truth
25:42
you gotta tell me because i don't see it
25:44
not to be true patsy
25:46
well i think two of the biggest barriers
25:49
that we face obtaining truth
25:51
are prejudice where we
25:54
already have our minds made up about a
25:57
certain thing
25:58
and we are not going to change because
26:00
this is what we believe and this is what
26:03
we believe
26:04
as our truth and everybody else should
26:06
believe the same way we do
26:07
and we are right and they are wrong
26:10
and which plays into pride which is the
26:13
other
26:14
biggest barrier because we believe we
26:16
already know the truth and we already
26:18
have that truth
26:19
and we're going to share it with
26:21
everybody else and
26:23
try to convince them of the truth even
26:25
though
26:26
it could in reality be a lie that we're
26:28
believing
26:29
so who or what is the source of your
26:31
truth um
26:32
what situations or what things or what
26:36
person is your source right
26:39
truth we know must be based
26:43
solely on the word of god that's right
26:45
upon
26:46
god himself
26:49
he and who he has shown him to be
26:51
through his word
26:52
because that's the only place that we
26:54
can use
26:57
to gather the truth to live by in our
26:59
lives
27:00
so what we have to determine do we
27:02
really believe what god says
27:05
we say we do i say it all the time yeah
27:07
i believe that sure but do i really in
27:09
my heart believe that do i
27:10
really believe at all i really believe
27:13
the whole word of god
27:15
do my actions match right yeah exactly
27:18
exactly or you know on the outward i'll
27:21
say yeah yeah yeah i believe that but
27:23
then inside
27:24
it's like i've never really either
27:25
process it or i
27:27
might have doubts about that because i
27:29
don't know
27:30
yeah i'm going to agree because i'm
27:32
going to agree with that person or i'm
27:33
going to agree
27:34
but when you go to process it it can
27:37
totally and completely
27:39
unravel you to discover lies that you're
27:42
believing
27:43
so what about your beliefs about who god
27:45
is
27:46
some of the basics that we know are that
27:49
he is
27:50
self-existent he's all powerful
27:54
do you really believe he is all-powerful
27:57
come on now
27:58
he holds all the power in his hand
28:01
not just in certain situations this one
28:04
this one but
28:04
and or not in my situation he holds you
28:08
all power for all situations
28:11
um he's everywhere at once that's a hard
28:14
one for us to comprehend
28:16
because it's out of our dimension we
28:18
live in this three-dimensional world
28:20
and we don't understand god's dimension
28:23
where he can be
28:24
everywhere at once that's right um he's
28:27
all-knowing
28:28
and a lot of times we say yeah i believe
28:30
he's all-knowing but then when it comes
28:32
down to it do you really truly live your
28:34
life
28:35
right that he knows exactly who you are
28:37
what you're going through
28:39
what you're doing yeah that's why we're
28:41
looking at porn on our video on
28:45
because we know that god knows that
28:46
we're there we're just looking at him
28:48
with him right
28:49
that doesn't mean that's right because
28:51
if you stop to think is he
28:53
you know if you really believe that then
28:54
you will actually
28:56
use a lot more self-control because
28:58
you'll know that he is watching all the
29:00
time
29:02
we know that he is holy and if he's holy
29:05
then we should honor and respect him
29:07
as holy and we would want to desire to
29:10
please him
29:11
because of his holiness he's good do you
29:14
really believe he's good
29:16
that he's good all of the time we say it
29:19
and we say it back to each other yeah
29:21
god is good yeah
29:22
all the time god is good you know when
29:25
we say it
29:26
becomes like a moment it's not just
29:27
submit a service right right exactly
29:29
and we just say it back and forth but
29:31
stop to think he
29:32
is good he is the epitome of goodness
29:36
and we need to realize that he has our
29:38
good
29:39
at heart he's just he's a just god
29:44
sometimes situations seem like it was
29:46
totally unfair
29:48
but he is working his justice and his
29:50
righteousness
29:51
in that situation he is merciful
29:55
thank you sometimes we can show a lot of
29:57
mercy or we can understand god's
29:58
mercifulness
29:59
to us and we're thankful for that he's
30:02
merciful to us
30:03
but when it comes to somebody else it's
30:06
like yeah we're way more judgmental
30:10
when it comes to somebody else and show
30:12
them a lot less mercy
30:14
and we're supposed to be like him in our
30:17
mercy
30:18
yes sovereign the supreme or highest in
30:22
power
30:23
this he's superior to all others is he
30:25
superior to
30:26
all others in your life have you made
30:29
him
30:29
superior to everything and everyone in
30:32
your life
30:33
he's unchanging he is the lord alpha and
30:37
a
30:37
and omega he's the first in the last the
30:39
beginning and the end and he does not
30:41
change
30:42
and he is love right and he is our
30:46
example of that
30:48
amen that's beautiful patsy you know
30:51
it's important that we take a look also
30:53
about
30:54
what we believe about who we are right
30:57
scripture tells us
30:58
and um god himself tells us that we're a
31:00
special creation of god
31:02
that we are the offspring of adam and
31:05
eve
31:05
so that has some good and bad
31:07
connotations we're born corrupt right
31:10
we're not basically good when we're born
31:11
we're born uh
31:13
spiritually dead but god we have in
31:16
infinite value to god i mean so much so
31:20
he gave his son
31:21
now we know that that scripture and that
31:22
oh that sounds religious i know for god
31:24
so loved but think about it
31:26
he gave his son for you
31:29
for you and when we become a christian
31:32
or as a christian
31:33
um we know that the word tells us that
31:36
we are his child
31:38
you know you may not have a great uh
31:40
depiction of what a father is but pastor
31:42
just did a really great job
31:44
but we are his child would you do the
31:47
things to your child that you think that
31:48
god is doing to you
31:50
probably not if we think about this one
31:53
this one kind of makes me kind of like
31:55
but it's really true we're a brother or
31:56
a sister to jesus that's what it says
31:59
he raised us up to be a son to receive
32:03
the lord and become sons and daughters
32:05
of god
32:06
um we're a joint heir with christ
32:08
everything that he won at his death
32:10
belongs to us are we living like that i
32:13
don't think so
32:15
we're a foreigner of this world i don't
32:17
think we live like that either as well i
32:19
wonder if we really truly believe that i
32:21
wonder if we would be storing up so much
32:23
would we would
32:24
be would our priorities be focused in
32:26
the way that they are focused if we
32:28
really believe that in our hearts and
32:30
our hearts
32:31
this is not my home i'm a foreigner here
32:35
another a lie that uh or a truth about
32:38
who we are
32:39
we believe sometimes lies about this is
32:41
that we have christ who
32:43
his life is within us right all we have
32:45
to do is let him
32:46
out we don't have to do anything we just
32:48
let him out from who we are
32:51
to touch people it doesn't have anything
32:53
really to do with you as far as power
32:55
it's all his and we just release what
32:57
he's given us
32:58
um you have special god-given abilities
33:02
that god has given to you
33:03
you are you have the righteousness of
33:06
christ
33:07
he made everything clean for you
33:10
you can confident confidently ask god
33:13
for help right we can just
33:14
confidently walk in others of protocols
33:16
going in before god but we can have
33:18
an audience with god himself the creator
33:22
of the universe
33:24
we have that um
33:27
position that we can do that because
33:30
being a being a child of of god pets did
33:33
you have to say something i heard you
33:35
maybe you said no okay so we are an
33:38
ambassador we're here to
33:40
represent him and watch over and enforce
33:43
his kingdom
33:45
and take announce his kingdom right
33:46
isn't that what he said
33:48
he came to announce the kingdom and then
33:50
when he left he said go and do
33:52
what i did and tell everybody else
33:53
there's our timer
33:55
uh tell everybody else what i have done
33:58
teach them what i have done
34:00
so it's important that you really
34:02
believe
34:03
the things that patsy said about god the
34:05
things that i just said about who you
34:06
are and so
34:07
many more it just boggles your mind the
34:10
wonderful things about what god says
34:11
about who we are and
34:13
how we were created do you really
34:15
believe those do you live your life
34:17
according to that
34:18
we really need to think about that on a
34:20
day-to-day basis do i
34:22
really walk out my life believing those
34:24
things in my heart of hearts
34:26
right that's so true and i think just
34:29
as an ambassador i love it that you said
34:32
represent him
34:33
rather than represent him we represent
34:36
him as his ambassador
34:38
i think that's wonderful so in order to
34:40
experience freedom we need to recognize
34:42
and renounce the lies that we believe
34:46
we take every thought captive and
34:48
examine it
34:49
is it my or someone else's truth
34:53
or is it really god's truth so here's
34:55
some steps
34:56
real quickly a few steps not
34:58
all-inclusive but
35:00
some some steps to help you process
35:02
through
35:03
this um this examination of these
35:07
thoughts and
35:08
that are in your mind first of all pray
35:12
and ask the holy spirit to
35:13
reveal any strongholds or lies that are
35:16
in your life
35:17
fill your mind and spirit with the word
35:20
of god
35:21
as you fill your mind with a word you're
35:24
going to ask yourself these questions
35:26
what is this passage really talking
35:28
about
35:29
and how does it apply to me what
35:32
most impresses me in this passage so in
35:35
other words what stands out the most to
35:37
you in this
35:38
passage what questions does this passage
35:41
raise for me
35:43
what truths does this passage teach me
35:46
and most importantly
35:47
am i obeying this is this true
35:50
in my life and as you ask yourself these
35:53
questions and pay
35:54
really careful attention to the answers
35:56
then you're going to
35:58
hear the truth the truth will be
36:01
revealed to you
36:03
so listen to that self-talk like
36:06
cynthia was talking about earlier or the
36:08
audio book that's playing in your mind
36:10
the recording that goes on inside your
36:12
mind and heart
36:13
and try to determine is this a lie or is
36:16
this truth
36:16
does this line up with the word of god
36:19
or does it not
36:20
so pay attention to those things that
36:23
will help you also
36:25
that's perfect patsy does it line up
36:27
with god's
36:28
word because we are not we're not the
36:31
judge
36:31
god's word's the judge if what i believe
36:34
doesn't match this
36:35
then there's a problem and i can tell
36:36
you it's not god and it's not god's word
36:38
it's us
36:39
and so we need to ask him to replace
36:41
that with a lot
36:42
replace that lie with ruth so we are out
36:45
of time today you heard our timer go off
36:47
and our prayer for you is that you break
36:48
through
36:49
break free from any of those limiting
36:52
beliefs
36:52
that you enter into asking the lord to
36:56
transform
36:57
your mind so that the lies of the
37:00
enemies can be exposed that you can walk
37:02
in truth
37:03
because we want the lord to set you on
37:06
the path
37:06
of renewing your mind we want you to
37:09
purpose make
37:10
purpose purposely move towards getting
37:12
your
37:13
mind removed and that remo renewed
37:16
that's
37:16
and the only way we can do that is to
37:17
get into the word of god it's really
37:19
true there's no other way
37:21
is to get into the word of god and we
37:23
pray for you that you would obtain
37:25
healing and freedom said that you can
37:27
become all that he created you to be
37:29
right these things hinder us
37:30
and we can't stand up and be who he's
37:32
created us to be
37:34
and there's frustration in that because
37:35
we sometimes we know what we want what
37:37
god's called us to be or we know that
37:39
there's more but we can't figure out why
37:41
and we need to get break out of those
37:43
mindsets so that we can be who he
37:45
created us to be
37:46
and so that we can do all that he
37:48
created us to do so always we're
37:50
available we
37:51
we try to always let you know that each
37:54
week
37:54
or each time we have a lunch and learn
37:56
together should you have questions or
37:58
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38:00
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38:01
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38:03
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38:04
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38:06
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38:12
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38:14
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38:16
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38:16
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38:19
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38:21
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38:22
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38:25
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38:32
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38:33
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38:34
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38:36
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38:39
you
38:39
and i'll see you later thanks for being
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here on lunch and learn have a great day.

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