The reason it’s so important to break your strongholds and live with forgiveness in your heart is so that you can find the purity in your heart that God wants you to have.  Jesus will meet you there and show you His love like never before.  Our negative thoughts and strongholds have a way of capturing our full attention and the enemy uses them so we feel far from God. Choose NOT to be imprisoned by your sin and strongholds.  You have everything you need in Jesus to be free from all negativity, criticism from others and even criticism from yourself!  Paul encourages us in the passage below to take every through captive.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

So, What… for This Week?

Think again about the Scripture above and understand that Paul said this because he knew that the enemy’s attacks against us would NOT stop!  The only way to keep our hearts pure is to continually surrender our thoughts to Jesus!  Instead of simply thinking positive thoughts, we need to replace our thoughts with God’s Truth, and it will be much easier to fix our hearts and focus on Jesus!