Breaking Destructive Life Cycles

We’ve all developed bad habits that we wish we didn’t have to keep dealing with. I’m talking about bad habits that have eventually led to destructive cycles. Living with a critical spirit, an unforgiving heart, a poor self-image, gossiping, losing your temper, overeating, being lustful, etc. are all behaviors that set up destructive cycles and patterns. These cycles are detrimental to our success and especially detrimental to our witness as a Christian.

One of the great dangers of not breaking these deadly cycles is that we mistake activity for progress. We convince ourselves that staying busy for the Lord is a sign of our Christian maturity. Wrong!

Another danger is if we try to change, but repeatedly fail and slip back into the same destructive life cycle, we give up trying. Then we instead make excuses and allowances for them. The worse thing we can do is make excuses for wrong attitudes and fleshly appetites and continue on as though we’ve dealt with them.

I propose a biblical method that God guarantees will break those destructive cycles in your life forever. It’s so simple that we excuse it because of its simplicity. In fact many of you reading this are saying to yourself, I know if it’s too simple it can’t work. You’ll stop reading and shut yourself down to God’s guaranteed method to break destructive cycles.

We humans like to intellectualize everything and make it complicated, so when we do accomplish them we feel like we have achieved something. God on the other hand, makes things so simple. He only requires that we have faith in His methods, so when it’s all said and done; He’s the one who accomplished something in our lives, not us. He tells us that in Zechariah 4:6b, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.

Here it is…. are you ready to break the destructive and deadly cycles in your life? Change your speech patterns! We’ve all heard Proverbs 18:21many times before, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Well it’s true; you are the sum total of all the words you have spoken over your life for years and all the words others have spoken over you that you believed.

Changing what you say about yourself will eventually cause change in you and set you free from those destructive cycles. Yes, it’s really that simple! So, pick one area where a destructive cycle is manifesting and think about what you’ve been saying that’s brought you into agreement with it. If it’s self-worth; have you been saying or agreeing with words that put you down, belittle you, call you a failure or a mess up? When anything goes wrong, do you always say it’s because of you and nobody else?

After you discover what confessions have contributed to those destructive cycles do the following:

  1. Repent to God for demonically inspired words by breaking any agreement with Satan and his plans for your life.
  2. Receive God’s forgiveness and forgive yourself for saying them and repeating them over your life.
  3. Release what God says over you. Seek God’s plan for your life and replace Satan’s plans by confessing God’s word instead. Remember, your mouth speaks what’s in the abundance of your heart. Keep filling your heart and mind with God’s words, not what your temporary circumstances say.
  4. Break the curse of those destructive words you’ve been confessing over your life. Say, “I break the curse of all the words (name them) I’ve said that have caused this destructive cycle in my life.” And say, “I replace those words with this blessing (God’s word) over me. I declare that I’m blessed.”

That’s it! It’s that simple. Oh yes, you must guard your mouth and not speak those negative things again. If you do slip back; quickly repent and repeat the above process again. Within one month’s time you will be free from those destructive life’s cycles in your life. Try it, God guarantees it.

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Gaspar Anastasi

Gaspar Anastasi is apostle of Word of Life Ministries in Freeport, New York and Fort Myers, Florida. He and wife Michele established the Stop Hurting Start Healing program to help people overcome past hurts and trauma and go on to live whole, successful lives. They also air the weekly television show, "Breaking Free Living Well".

One thought on “Breaking Destructive Life Cycles”

  1. You are so right Pastor Gaspar. It works if you work it! Pastor Tom taught on this a few years ago and I have been following this. My problem is I keep having to repent and start over!
    Thank you for all the blessings you minister to me,

    Pat Gugliemelli

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