God is solid and firm and worthy of our trust!
For too long I tried to rely on my strength and will to get things done. Little not knowing at the time that was operating from my strong self-will.
It has taken time and I still struggle with it at times to fully rely on God to be my strength and to pull on Him and His will for my life to submit my will to His.
This is because of building a intimate relationship with God through His word, praying, and worshipping Him for who He is.
In myself I used my strengths as a stronghold and those fortresses were fortified with dececption, self-righteousness, and lies of the world. These have had to be torn down to build new strongholds of the word inside my soul.
“God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way.
2 Samuel 22:33 NASB
Now that God has used Pastor Juanita Gibbs powerfully in my life to help bring down those strongholds. Which leave voids that have to be refilled with good things. Those good things come from the word of God.
Slowly constructing new and better strongholds take time, and much meditatiom of thr true word of God. Practicing what His word says to live out and constantly pulling on self-control when things want to pull me away from getting into His word and back into the old ways and stronghold habits.
Trusting fully in His word and resting upon Him in it takes confidence that God is not man who can lie and ee can rest in His faithful goodness. My soul cam take anchor in the solid rock that is God.