Whatever generates the images you look at in your mind is the source of your life, because out of your heart come the boundaries of your life, as it is written; as far as the eyes of your heart can see will I give unto you. It is the mind’s reality that we are transformed into. Those possible outcomes, that future you envision, those ideas living in your heart, what gave birth to them? Are they born of the word of God? They better be! Cast away the children of this worlds wisdom, the opinions of men, the predictions of culture, the report of experiences past, and all those voices that are bound to the senses, and embrace the child of the Spirit, let the knowledge of the truth make you free, for all things are possible to him that believes. Believe and meditate on the word of God, you will see the kingdom of God. What you ‘see’ is what you get.
And that’s why Jesus said that “if the light in you be darkness, how great is that darkness.” Matt 6:23.Jesus knew that without light we could do nothing, He knew that we can only move freely within the light. Most especially He knew that what we see with the eyes of our heart sets the boundaries of our life. If what we see in our heart is truth(light), we will live truth, and that’s freedom, but if what we see in our heart is lies(darkness), then how great is that darkness, because the darkness becomes our life, we live a lie, and that’s real bondage. Out of the heart come the boundaries of our life, and if what is in our heart is darkness, then the boundary of our life is in darkness, that is what an evil stronghold is.
Imagine a person going through a difficult experience, perhaps a loss or a heartbreak, that’s a moment of rebirth in life, the end of life as it has always been, and the beginning of another. At points like this, one finds oneself in similar circumstances as a butterfly going from one stage to another in its lifecycle, or as a flower blossoming, opening its petals for the first time. This person will either blossom in light or in darkness. If this person blossoms in the darkness, this person will move forward with the conclusion that life is not worth living, or that all men cannot be trusted, and in this darkness this person will live until the day light comes. They will attract and experience things that reinforce their belief, they will act in line with their belief contaminating the opportunities that come to them, because what is in their heart is creating real time manifestations of itself.
But one who blossoms in the light under the circumstances will find the word of God that speaks to ones circumstances, they will trust in God Who makes all things new, and move forward in life trusting in that word. And so will that word wash away the past to bring forth manifestations of Itself. They live free from what they have been through.