We’ve been talking about occupying and expanding Eden within our sphere. This is the 3 day focus of our September conference in Dallas (see 7mSummit.com for details.)
Eden is the overlapping territory of your home and family with work—which overlaps with your community. For the self-employed person, your potential garden covers all spheres. If we are going to protect our destiny and our families, we MUST learn to occupy the 7 mountains of culture. We must occupy our career territory (which is really not a career but a ministry) AND occupy our home and families with the SHALOM of God. Each day of our September Summit is dedicated to one of these: God in my Nation, God in my Business and Finance, God’s Presence in my Personal garden.
Strife and division is the devil’s currency; the serpent loosed in the garden of Nations. I want to talk to you about how to protect the supernatural anointing on your family by discerning conflicts that affect your future.
A leader of an organization I worked with discovered that at least 50% of his people were leaving the company. As we explored further, we found that this individual had issues with authority in his home, with his own father. He was reliving that family conflict with every person he encountered in the workplace.
Think about this for a second. Has it ever occurred to you that the way that a man treats his mother is typically the way he’s going to treat his wife? Do you realize that how a girl responds to the authority of her father is how she’s going to respond to the authority of her husband? We tend to carry our unresolved personal relationships in our family unit over into work relationships, business relationships, and other spheres later on. If you can’t get along with your colleagues because they remind you of a family member, you must get your mind renewed. Deal with that spirit that is trying to trigger associations with the past. How? FORGIVE! We project our family conflicts on the people that we work with in the future—never forget that.
In addition, people are not always reacting to you, they are reacting to someone in the past that they are linking to you in the present. My prayer for you right now is that the Lord will give you a discerning of spirits to see where patterns of conflict come from and where they can be stopped. May you be free from unresolved past issues (and devils) that stubbornly attempt to follow you into your present.
So, Father, I pray right now that you will help us to grab hold of every element of strife in our life—to take it captive, to interrogate it—to see if this is a relationship issue that connects to something in our personal history. Help us, Lord, to go to the forgiveness, to the freedom, and to the truth that sets us free, in Jesus’ name.
Question: What can you do this week to take that first step of faith and forgiveness, trusting that God can heal your strained relationships? Who do you need to call or reach out to today? Comment below!
Lance & Annabelle
P.S. check out 7mSummit.com for insider, early bird savings of $400 or more! The nation is at a tipping point and I keep sensing “the Spirit of Elijah” is about to start showing up.