Becoming a Christian doesn’t take away the seduction and temptation of the world and the bad habits from our past. And just breezing in and out of church every Sunday does not magically transform us. It takes the power of God to transform us by renewing our minds and it takes much effort on our part. Plus, for those who have enjoyed fame and fortune, the lies of the enemy must also be overcome.
Today’s guest writes: “Once I became a Christian, wasn’t all the bad stuff supposed to go away or at least start getting better? Some of my darkest days occurred after I became a Christian.” The spiritual battle is very real, and it’s ongoing. We must be in God’s Word in order to be aware of and overcome the world’s ‘counterfeit comforts.’
Robia Scott starred in last year’s pro-life movie Unplanned! She once danced with Prince and acted on major television shows, but now she is a sought-after Christian speaker and coach who imparts practical Biblical tools to believers. Her greatest desire is to see Christians equipped, living in the freedom and fullness of all the promises of God.
For over twenty years, Robia has traveled the world sharing her message of emotional healing and freedom. She encourages people to transfer dependence from worldly go-to’s and onto the true Comforter—the Holy Spirit. Robia Scott’s book, Counterfeit Comforts, is available on Amazon as well as her personal website.
How do we overcome what we are being overcome by–whether depression, anxiety, overeating, a negative view of ourselves or any other stronghold–in order to experience the freedom that is available to us in Christ?
When the pressures of life become overwhelming, we often find ourselves turning to food, shopping, alcohol, television or whatever our “counterfeit” might be in search of the relief, release and peace we are longing for. These choices are not necessarily bad, but the satisfaction is merely temporary. Before we know it, we can find ourselves enslaved by addictive and destructive behaviors, but there is a way out.
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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10