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The following is a devotion from my message series 10 Steps to Freedom. I hope these devotionals help you experience lasting freedom in Jesus!

STEP FOUR: day 1

Transform your mind through the power of Scripture

Where is the primary battleground for my freedom? If you want to win a war, you have to know where your primary battleground is. The war for freedom is lost by too many Christians because they don’t know where the real war is being fought. Many look to the physical, what they can see and touch. Addiction recovery for many is nothing more than getting clean or sobering up. But if you don’t deal with the root issues, if you don’t do battle on the primary battleground, then you’re doing nothing more than putting a band-aid on cancer. That’s why so many rehabs fail for so many people. They don’t do battle where the war is truly being fought. Where is the primary battleground for my freedom? Scripture reveals that to us in Romans 12:2. After eleven powerful chapters revealing the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ in exquisite detail, Paul turns the page and moves from information to application. And what’s his command to believers?

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

Where is the primary battleground for your freedom? Your mind. Your freedom is won or lost first in your mind. If you can change the way you think, you can change the way you live. If you can change the way you think, you can be free. The fourth step to freedom is learning to wield the most powerful tool given to you to transform your mind: Scripture. If you allow Scripture to do its work in you, your mind will be renewed, and you will be free.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

1. How have you tried to fight your addictions or struggles in the past? When you fought, did you ever fight to change the way you thought? What was the result?

2. What role do you see the way you think playing into your current struggles?

You can read other devotional entries for 10 Steps to Freedom here.

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