Am I Living In Bondage?

Do you feel like every to you try to raise, but you’re above your situation, some unknown resistance renders you reproductive or devalued? You smile, but the reactions of your actions all stem from a source seemingly out of your control. You desire to change, but a default in the same ways. Some deeply embedded issue surfaces and causes you to have severe mood swings or even become enraged.

If you relate to this in any way, you hay have become your own prisoner. You’ve accepted this as your as a normal lifestyle. It is called bondage and can affect everything in your life.

Here are some books I received that helped me to realize what was happening to me when I was in bondage.

1. Ministering Freedom to the Emotionally Wounded.

2. Ministering Freedom from Demonic Oppression.

Both written by Doris Wagner.

The second book, I have to admit was a little intimidating at first. But, once I began reading I learned a lot about what was happening and how it played a huge role in my life.

Inner Healing is a process.

When we think of ”bondage”. We see pictures of battling addictions such as drugs or alcohol. Those chains are very apparent. What about someone that lives every day fighting the failure of their past? How about someone that can’t rise from. The loss of a loved one or a past abusive situation? These issues are not always evident and are often overlooked, especially when they are easily camouflaged.

Everything is permitted for me but not everything is helpful, Everything is permitted for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.

2 Corinthians 6:12

Years ago I met a lady who had been in many abusive relationships, she was molested as a child from the stepdad. In 3 abusive relationships with the last one being the worse. She was in bondage, Her husband told her how to dress what color her hair needed to be who to talk to. She couldn’t even drive. When I would take her to lunch or shopping she was on the phone wanting to know what she was eating, where she was, what he was buying. And she had a specific time he wanted her home. If she even 2 minutes late he would beat her. She was deathly afraid and he told her if she messed up, they would never find her body, She would try calling the police but they were of no help. It took me 2 years to get her to file for a restraining order and then file for divorce. She was not allowed to work, and he had control of all the money. She didn’t even realize she was in bondage until she was divorced. You say why didn’t she leave earlier? She was afraid for her life. She knew he was serious about the death threats. He Stalked her for 2 years after the divorce. This is bondage. She had to move out of state and only a few knew where she was. Today she is married again and has a great husband, who loves her dearly.

Recognizing the Problem

Do you find yourself withdrawing from the world around you? Do thoughts of your past hurts, fears, or tragedies, always raise to the surface and cause unwanted actions or reactions? Are you holding on to guilt and shame for so thing you have done? Just like a nicotine addiction, you have made promise after promise to yourself that you quit smoking, but it just doesn’t seem possible. You feel almost destined to be this way. You may have even thought that is your normal. You live in misery and sadness, hiding your true feelings and feeling that there is no way out.

These things that keep someone in bondage have become so intertwined in their daily lives that they are almost unrecognizable as a problem, becomes hard for people to see imminent danger these vices possess. Many will deny that they even have a problem, because this has been their normal life, they don’t know anything else. They proceed with their everyday life. They proceed with their everyday routine and the things that chain them continue to conquer their lives. They battle some miseries and unhappiness, shaking it off to find ways to cope. The failure to live a surrendered life keeps them from freedom provided in a happy peaceful life they can enjoy.

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