by Debi Chaves
The following is from pages 46-50 of “Winning the War in Your Mind”, subtitled “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life” by Craig Groeschel in the chapter, “Old Lies, New Truth.” The section is called “Turning the Tables.” The context is that we have been held captive by the lies we believe and how to capture them, which the author says is not that easy because first we must realize them. He then tells us how to do this in a three-step process: 1. Identify the problem; 2. Ask probing questions; 3. Pinpoint the lie. He says that while we don’t know the lies we believe, we know that the “problems we experience are problems.” He tries to get us to see what is driving the problem and to “pray for God’s help to pinpoint the lie at the root of our behavior.” He goes on to say that the problem may be a “self-destructive habit or addiction”. He talks later in the section and says, “Let’s say your questions lead you to detect a theme in your life: you seem to sabotage yourself. You let people walk all over you, you don’t get the promotion” …etc., etc. “You investigate the pattern of self-sabotage, and perhaps you have an epiphany. I think I’m a victim. I believe I can never win…” And he gives other examples of this self-sabotage.
At the end of this section, he states: “Remember you are in a battle. The battle is for your mind. Your entire life. Satan has been trying to bait you so he can entice you with lies that will capture and imprison you. Now it’s time to go on the offensive. Time to get God’s help to capture the lie.”