At church we are doing a series on Emotional Intelligence in relation to spiritual health (it’s strongly influenced by Peter Scazzaro’s “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” which is a great book). Today’s focus was on the past. We discussed generational curses especially highlighting those in the Bible. There are numerous examples. A lack of awareness results in a lack of change, thus we need to name it and make it real in order to heal.

So many good things were share today, but the one that especially stood out was: “stop giving sin authority when Jesus is Lord.” Sometimes I feel powerless to sins I’ve been struggling with for awhile. I can’t seem to figure out a way to get them under wraps. It seems to be a faith and trust issue. I don’t believe nor do I trust God enough to have power to help me overcome some issues. My lack of faith lets my sin control me when it should have no hold on me. God is greater than my sin. He has power over it. But how can I really believe that? How can I allow Him to move in those areas of my life? How can this realization turn into actual change?

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