People operate in their trauma because it is comfortable and comforting. The spirit of fear casts healing as the unknown; and since natural human proclivity is to know, we fear what might be lost on the other side of healing.
So when the Apostle Paul said, “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds,” he is speaking about those patterns that you are locked in: how you just “always been this way,” and “you just like your daddy,” and “everybody in the family got this disease and that problem,” and… strongholds. Belief systems. Patterns. Cycles.
God wants those mindsets and spiritual lockdowns to be destroyed, and it happens because of Jesus Christ. Knowing Him. Experiencing Him. Believing in Him. Renewing the mind to the Mind of Christ.
Joyce Myers wasn’t lying when she wrote the book The Battlefield of the Mind. That’s where your victory or defeat lies. All warfare starts with what you think. You act on what you believe. And every person I meet, I can watch long enough to be able to name what they believe based on what they do.
Change your thinking, change your life.