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taking authority

I thought I would share my daily prayer/mantra for taking authority. It probably won't affect your life if you don't put your faith in Jesus, but for the Christians on my list, you should definitely try saying it out loud every day for a week -- it had such a powerful effect on my life. It wiped out so much of my confusion and frustration. And even if you don't put your faith in God, maybe you could try it -- I'm just curious to see if it would have any effect.

Basically, when we give our lives to Jesus, he gives us authority over ourselves ("For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" -- 2 Timothy 1:7; "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you" --Luke 10:19). But learning to use that authority is never instant, and many people don't understand that and so they never seek to grow. It's even harder for people like me who have been through something traumatic. Our instinct is to separate from the pain and split ourselves into pieces, some of which we are aware of and some of which we are not -- some of which love God and some of which do not! That's how we survive, but it was never meant to be a permanent state. Anyway, for a long time my most broken pieces were the ones who controlled me, but as I have begun taking authority, my sheltered good pieces have risen up and begun healing, begun taking over. My confusion is so much less -- I no longer feel like I have static in my head whenever I try to quiet my thoughts. My fear is less; I don't have as much of a problem with flashbacks during sex; I'm not so afraid of people's disapproval... I'm coming into who I was always meant to be. And I think the primary reason for that was learning to take authority.

This is what I say:
In the name of Jesus Christ, I take authority over those parts of my mind, heart, spirit, soul, and body that do not know the true Lord Jesus Christ and I command them to be silent and still. Only those parts and voices that know and serve the true Lord Jesus Christ may speak, move, or act -- the others must be silent and still. In Jesus Christ's name, Amen.

Patricia actually gave me a simpler version, but I didn't want any part of my being left out, and I tend to believe that there are more than three parts to a person (I think the Ancient Egyptians were probably closer to correct in their belief of nine parts to a being, but I don't know what to call the other four possible parts), so I added bits. After I started taking authority over my body, I saw a huge difference in my dancing. Not that it's that great now, but compared to before it is amazing. I went from hopeless to actually learning.

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vineofcrescendo ══╣╠══
Wow. Perfect timing. I needed to hear everything you said. Thank you!
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
you are welcome, God must have worked out the timing just for you. ;-)
vineofcrescendo ══╣╠══
Yeah, He's sneaky like that
paperwings21 ══╣╠══
I wish I could think like that.
That is a great attitude you have there.
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
well thank you, it's a pretty new attitude really and it colors my world.
carodus ══╣╠══
its nice to be reminded that God empowers -- and it is sooo good to hear that your healing is continuing.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
thank you for being happy for me! ;-)
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notashamed ══╣kisses (by pretty_fuck)╠══
i love it. and this is so good for me right now. this past month or so has been bad for me and i'm trying to get back into a regular prayer schedule, but the negative voices in my head are fighting loudly and strongly.

thank you for posting this
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
You are so welcome, I'm very glad that it was helpful. Are you going to try saying that everyday? If you are, a good way to remember is to write it down and tape it to the center of your bathroom mirror. That's what I do. ;-)
notashamed ══╣╠══
that's a great idea. i'm going to write it down and tape it up there right now
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
very cool. ;-)
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
Wonderful mantra. I'm not Christian but I think, regardless of faith, manras are a useful and helpful thing.
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
awesome, I totally agree. "Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it will eat of it's fruit." Basically, what you say has a powerful effect on your life -- I absolutely believe that.
writer_lilies ══╣╠══
Very nice.
kevloid ══╣╠══
what I say every morning is "_____ days until payday" :-)

someone on my list ends a lot of his posts with 'life is good'. it's a large part of why I read his journal - he reminds me.
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
LOL! You make me laugh more than anyone else on my friend's list. ;-)

Hm. Who is this friend? Mayhap I shall friend him.
kevloid ══╣╠══
I'm a smartass. :-D

he's boiledpeanut. check him out. :-)
shespoke ══╣╠══
I really like that. Though I have my problems with the church, I still believe in God. I think this prayer will help me. I'm glad that you posted it.
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
awesome! I thought of you when I decided to post it. ;-) If you're going to try the every-day-for-a-week thing, it helps to write it down and tape it to somewhere that you'll see it when you get up -- like the bathroom mirror.

*many hugs*
jdalycitym ══╣╠══
I feel like I have also come to that point in my life as well. Things in my head are not fuzzy anymore and I could care less about what others do and say. It may come with the fact that the older you get, the wiser and also the fact of letting go of things that have already happened to you, knowing u can't change them. Thanks for sharing the prayer!
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
you're welcome! Good for you for finding yourself, too -- more power to ya!
jdalycitym ══╣╠══
Thanks and u as well!
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belenen ══╣curious╠══
I haven't yet read that post, but I am interested. If I haven't commented in a couple of days please remind me. ;-)
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belenen ══╣passionate╠══
Re: Nice to meet you
You seem very passionate, and I love that. Plus you left an in-depth comment on my guestbook, which is a very good way to flatter me. ;-) You are so friended!

Of course it's okay that you commented! I'm really glad it struck a chord with you; it's been a very life-changing thing for me and so I was sharing it in hopes that it would affect other people's lives in similar ways. ;-)
shespoke ══╣╠══
I have the serenity prayer in my mirror.
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