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5 Keys to Overcoming Any Bondage

Over the last two weeks, I have encountered people in different bondages of sin including: homosexuality, gender identity issues, and adultery. Would you believe me if I said that all of these people call themselves Christians? As a matter of fact, all of these people in bondage proclaim faith and believe in Christ. However, most everyone I spoke with felt trapped and could not see a way out of their destructive behaviors. Instead, their responses for treatment varied from taking pharmaceutical medications, needing intense psychotherapy (including inpatient treatment), and some wanting to “self-medicate” to cover sin issues rather than seeking the divine Healer for their remedy.

On behalf of those who are true followers of Christ, it is time for the church to rise up and call it what it is-sin. Repeated patterns of sin without true repentance and a turning away from that particular area, will cause a bondage to whatever there is a struggle with. If there is a continued repetition of sinning, eventually it will cause a lot of the mental, emotional, and spiritual issues that we can see in ourselves and others. Sin is sin whether it is sexual, abusive, idolatry, or any other form that keeps us from becoming pure and holy like Jesus. When we continue to allow ourselves to turn towards our sins, then we are not allowing ourselves to live in the freedom that Christ died for us to have.

This is a difficult topic because most do not want to confront the issues and consequences of sin. Plus, with confrontation, there is always change. It may mean finding new friends, leaving a job we love, disconnecting from our normal peer group. Whatever it will take to turn our hearts back to Him. There is absolutely NO CONDEMNATION in Christ (Romans 8:1). Jesus loves you and has a better plan for your life. Sin hurts God, you, and others.

There is hope out of any situation you are in, no matter what you are doing or how long you have been doing it. 

Here are some keys to getting free from the bondages in your life.

5 keys to overcoming any bondage:

  1. Admit you cannot free yourself from your addiction, sexual immorality, anger, etc. Only the power of Jesus Christ can.
  2. Confess your sins to Jesus. Ask Him to help you overcome all the temptations and desires you have to keep sinning. God is faithful and just to forgive us (1 John 1:9). If you hide your sins, you are giving the enemy ground in your life (Proverbs 28:13).
  3. Turn away from all that would entice you to sin. In other words, if you struggle with alcohol, stay away from the people and places that encourage this behavior.
  4. Throw away all that pertains to that sin, such as if you are addicted to pornography, dispose of all pornographic material. Ask God to show you what to toss out.
  5. Have a desire to follow God and His Word, not your feelings. It is a trap and a lie of Satan to have you believe, “If it feels right, it must be right.”

Jesus Christ is the ultimate bondage breaker. There is no “small sin.” All sin that is not confessed and turned away from, will lead you into bondage. But thank God, He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:57. Jesus Christ is the answer!

What changes have you made in your life to overcoming a powerful sin? Please share your story of overcoming.

For additional resources on breaking bondages, check out Freedom in Christ Ministries. Also check our out FREE resources on TBLfaithnews main page on spiritual warfare and deliverance.

 

About Stephanie Reck

Stephanie Reck
Stephanie has a heart and passion to see broken lives restored and redeemed through Jesus Christ. She writes through her personal experiences and her educational and professional background. She has over 17 years experience in counseling, and has a Master's degree in Social Work, Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is a Licensed Belief Therapist. Stephanie has been married for 16 years,and has one grown son. Stephanie's desire through her writings is to bring hope and encouragement to the body of Christ, that no matter what you have been though or going through, there is restoration and redemption through Jesus Christ.

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