Thursday, March 3, 2011
Book Talk Thursday
Today we will be reviewing another part of -Chapter 3: "Womanly Dominion Deceitfully Assaulted". I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this :)
I am continuing in chapter three this week. Satan wants us to leave our dominion mindset and take on a victimization mindset. Isn't that common in our society today? So many fall into the victim mantality. Mr. Chanski goes on to list four contemporary lies. Last week we reviewed the first. Today we will be reviewing the second.
2. You’re a Circumstantial Victim
“Here is another hiss: “I know God has called you to rule the spheres of your life, but your difficult circumstances have made it impossible for you to succeed. That’s why you can’t do it” Chanski, page 50.
Mr. Chanski again quotes from Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ mailbox. Some of the examples given were the woman who didn’t know how to be a good mother because her mother never modeled it to her, the woman who can’t trust because she comes from an abusive childhood and the woman who can’t confront issues because her family always stuffed everything inside and pretended nothing was wrong. The author states that “I can’ help it” is why family and church relationships are in shambles. He goes on to illustrate several more examples of how this lie is played out in women’s lives. One example is the woman who struggles keeping commitments and constantly doing devotions because her parents never forced her to discipline herself. Another is a woman who blames her messy home on the fact that her house is small and congested. Oh, and this one is a good one…”My church is so cliquey. That’s why I shy away from social activities and harbor bitterness toward so many women there” Chanski, page 51. Just this week I heard a similar comment. It reminded me of Proverbs 18:1 "A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire..."
The world tells us that coming from an abusive or broken home means a shattered future. God’s Word tells us differently.
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
Mr. Chanski reminds us that women of dominion trample the serpent under their feet. “You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.” Psalm 91:13
Won’t you trample with me?