This is something I wrote after reflecting on the article below (click the link). What do you think?
Slavery Is More…
Slavery involves more than restricting the physical location of a person’s body and controlling what they do. Slavery is a heinous system of ownership painstakingly and methodically trained into the minds of those oppressed under it. Brutal treatment, feelings of terror and hopelessness anchor the egregious lessons within the psyche of helpless victims so that not only will those oppressed by the system begin to think and act like slaves but they will teach their offspring the propaganda by rote and action. They in turn will begin to limit themselves and pass it forward to future generations. I believe slavery survives because not enough people are “awake” to its horrors and so they are not diligent to challenge the belief system they operate by.
If you look closely into your own belief system you may find some faulty reasoning concerning who you are, your worth and what you can do based on what someone else has told you or demonstrated to you. Test what you believe about yourself against the Word of God and address all inaccurate and faulty rationalizations. Doing so will help you to become more alert to the wiles of the enemy who seeks to shackle your thoughts and undermine the victories God has already deeded to you through His divine Will and the broken body of Christ!
The only way the enemy can enslave you is to get you to believe something other than what God has said about you and then you act upon it. He sets up challenging circumstances in your life to validate the negative thoughts that he is constantly bombarding your mind with. When you take the bait and act according to those thoughts, then and only then does it become yours.
I’ve heard it said that you cannot fix a problem at the same level it was created. You must go above. Set your affections on things above this earth and all its visible imperfections. Find scriptures that support a healthy and Godly perspective of your being and begin to meditate on these truths daily. Renew your thinking and be transformed by God’s Word. The engrafted Word is able to save your soul which is where your affections and emotions are seated. It may take some time, depending on how deeply rooted the off the mark belief is, but sooner or later that old slave master will buckle under the weight of Truth. You’ll be catapulted into a whole new world of “All things are possible if you believe.” You’ll then be able to let yourself off the hook (of self-condemnation) and learn how to love yourself unconditionally.
A warning is warranted: This process is not for the faint of heart. Your new system of beliefs will be challenged! You must decide to never give up until you are completely free. Jesus has won your victory so you don’t have to let it slip from your grateful hands. Make the stand on God’s Truth and having done all, keep standing! Never give up! Never!!!
Listen to a great discussion by one of America's finest educator, researcher, and education reformist as to the dark side of the purpose and history of America's public education system.
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