The way in is the way out!! I have spent so much time developing the nature of the trap because the trap is based on our natural propensities, and therefore directly connected to how we need to get out of the trap.
We need to know when something is wrong, and we need to know the truth. We also need protection. The whole trap is based on legitimate needs. The trap is a result of meeting legitimate needs, through illegitimate means. When we meet our own need, or allow anyone but God Himself to meet our need for Truth and our need for protection, we begin to develop a stronghold. The Way out, is to reverse the way in.
However, we most commonly hear that at behavioral, or even cognitive level. So we try on our own to reverse our behavior, or to correct our thoughts. In so doing, we continue to be our own source and our own security, actually strengthening the trap. Rather than reverse our thoughts and actions, we need, instead, to reverse HOW WE USE OUR WILL. Instead of initiating, receive. Instead of generating thoughts, receive them from God. In other words, reverse your Source. Instead of using your will to try to choose new thoughts and actions, use your will to choose God’s Living-and-Active-Voice.
We can know the Truth and the Truth will set us free!
People trying to get out out of the trap with their own knowledge is what keeps them in the trap. One of the greatest enemies of real freedom is what I like to call the “Try Harder” approach. Trying harder at the things that make the trap worse only….make the trap worse, only…harder. While it is true that we need to engage, and use our will, we must learn the correct way to use our will.
We must use our will to choose God again as source, and stand against any other source. With God as source, everything else will begin to shift.
The difficulty for us and the “Try Harder” approach is that we try harder when things are not aligned rightly. We are working against our own design. Like running with our shoes tied together.
When we try to fix our circumstances, or actions without first aligning things rightly, we will experience the lie, “See, it will never change”
When we try first to line things up rightly (Circumstance, Soul, and the Spiritual Realm) things will change sometimes with little or no effort at all on our part.
Like the game pictured above, when things align rightly, gravity does it’s work, and the marbles move easily into the center.
When things are aligned rightly in our soul, it allows our source to be God’s Kingdom; the natural, unavoidable result is freedom.
So rather than trying not to be angry, what if we forgive for old wounds.
Rather than trying to control our choices, what if we allow God into some places where we have kept Him away.
Rather than trying to discipline our actions, what if we listen to God’s voice instead of the voices we have always heard..
Alignment. The way out.
Elaboration to come!