The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 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. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
7 You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. 8 So even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of it. 9 I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters. 10 For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.” 11 Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present.
12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 13 We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you. 14 We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you with the gospel of Christ. 15 Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand, 16 so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else’s territory. 17 But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
TEAR DOWN STRONGHOLDS ~
The dictionary says: a fortified place or place of security or survival.
God wants us to live in the freedom of his word. We hold onto scriptures of hope and promises. Just knowing God is able makes the day so much better. Don't give up believing or holding tight to the Lord. Surround yourself by people who bring life and fun into your life. People who live the word of God best they can. Nobody is perfect and we certainly will all make mistakes. What truly matters, is you doing your best daily and that is seen by others. You become an example to many and might not realize that.
The enemy of your soul wants to bring you to a plan of division. If he can divide you from the truth of God, he starts process of negative things in your life. He changes our vision and we must not allow strongholds to hold us back. We must break strongholds in our lives and live by the truth. God has set you free and you have every opportunity to conquer things that hold you back. Breaking the chains is a key sentence today. Don't allow the devil to speak to you or put any strongholds in your life. Don't forget, he can only lie and not tell the truth. Purpose this a good day and go let your light shine in lives.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.