It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint
Copyright by Freedom in Christ, used with permission.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1–2
The Bible likens the Christian life to a fight, a battle, and a race. Those are all things that have to be seen through to the end if we are to have victory.
Taking hold of and living in your freedom in Christ is not just a one-off experience, but a way of life. We need to be proactive about renewing our minds so that we can grow towards spiritual maturity. It means making a commitment to ourselves to take every thought captive moment by moment and get rid of ingrained lies we have been believing about ourselves and God. It takes perseverance, time, and effort but it is so worth it! You have to choose to do it for yourself but God is eagerly waiting to empower you and walk with you as you do it.
If you haven’t already, start working on a stronghold-buster for the most significant lie you have uncovered and start going through it. You could use the “stronghold-buster-builder” on the app to create it and to alert you every day to go through it.
If you’re not sure what your most significant lie is, talk to your course leaders. Sometimes someone else’s perspective helps in seeing where and how you have been deceived.