Episode 35 brings you special guest, Scott Williams on "Next Level Thinking." Want to go to the next level in your leadership, goals, dreams, health, fitness, family and faith? Listen to Scott as he inspires us to continue to take our lives to the Next Level.
In this episode, we finish our review of the book Victory Over the Darkness, by Neil T. Anderson. For more information visit www.axispodcast.com
Thoughts and feelings of rejection that often plague us can be major deterrents to our maturity in Christ. Apart from Christ, we all learned early in life to respond to rejection by taking one of three defensive postures.
First is beat the system (can be anything from family church society, in general,) this person beats the system and learns to compete to get ahead and become the significant other. Eventually result in more rejection because the ability to perform eventually diminishes The emotional effects of beating the system includes: the inability to express feelings, emotional insulation perfectionism, worries.
Attitudes in reactions toward God for this person refuses to come under the authority of God and have little real fellowship with God.
The second defensive posture is to give into the system. This person continues to satisfy others but begins to believe that he or she is rejectable and unlovable. The emotional results of someone who gives into the system are feelings of worthlessness and inferiority, subjectivity, introspection, and self-condemnation. The attitudes are reactions toward God for someone who gives into the system or projects their earthly Father's behavior onto God and unable to trust God.
Third defensive posture is rebelling against system. This person fights the system and says "I don’t need or want your love," and often behaves or dresses in an objectionable way. This results in more rejection because a rebel causes others to be more defensive of the system the rebel rejects, emotional results are wishing he or she had never been born, undisciplined, irresponsibility, self-hatred and bitterness.
Attitudes and reactions toward God —they view God as a tyrant and rebel against him.
The Power of Believing the Truth
In this episode, we cover the next four chapters of the book Victory Over the Darkness.
The only limit to your faith is your knowledge and understanding of God.
Really believing will affect your walk and your talk.
We are not called to just think positive thoughts, we are called to think the truth.
Without God as the object of our faith, thinking positive is merely a function of the mind that cannot exceed its input and attributes.
Positive thinking without the truth of God’s Word means it’s all in our own strength and none of us is that strong.
You can’t control all your circumstances and relationships. You can control the inner world of your thoughts and emotions by daily allowing the peace of God to rule in your heart.
If what we think does not reflect the truth, then what we feel does not reflect reality.
In this episode, we review the book “Victory Over the Darkness” Realize the Power of Your Identity in Christ by Neil T. Anderson.
“Your belief about yourself and your purpose in life will determine what you will do. If you don’t see yourself the way God sees you to that degree you will suffer from a false identity and poor sense of worth.”
Dive into this amazing book to help you discover and realize your true identity and the power it brings you to live this life with passionate confidence, firmly grounded in the Truth of God’s Word.
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In this episode Erin shares from personal experience of how she fights to stay out of the victim mentality.
“Anytime we look at someone or something else as the source of why we are what we are, we have breached victory and gone to being conquered instead of being the conqueror.”