Prayer Ministry Roots of Powerlessness to Break Life Long Patterns
Joe was so frustrated. He was thinking: “My boss never sees my value. I end up doing all the work on a project and the guy that shows up late somehow gets praised all the time. This pattern has repeated with my bosses, pastors, even back to my football coach in high school.” Openness to prayer ministry was the key for Joe.
Joe felt incredibly powerless and frustrated. Regardless of what he tried, it never seemed to lead to advancement. He’s always the “reliable guy” that gets the work done, yet he never receives any real promotion. Seeing the roots of powerlessness gives us a way to overcome it so we don’t stay stuck and frustrated all our life.
Powerlessness is almost always rooted in unresolved issues of the past. Because these issues never got resolved, healing never occurred and no lessons were learned of how to deal with these types of situations in the future. I think this quote applies, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
In working with Joe, we examined some of his past experiences with coaches and teachers and bosses. There was some hidden anger in some of these places that he prayed to release. Bigger than that, he saw some core lies he had believed that basically said, “I’m not as good as others; I’m not as worthy.” This led to a pattern of not standing up for himself in a right way in order to not be taken advantage of for the work he does. Because after all, he believed he was “not as worthy as others.” He was able to lift these lies to God in prayer and receive God’s truth for his life. Now, when God said,“You are fearfully and wonderfully made, I’ve always loved you; you have great worth in My sight,” Joe could receive those words deep in his heart.
Joe made peace with his past. But even more than that, he learned lessons – life skills – from these losses. He now knew how God saw him. This empowered Joe to stand up for himself in a right, confident, way with his bosses. He could stand up for himself without putting the other person down or backing them into a corner in any way.
So what was the result of dealing with these unresolved issues? The next time his boss took his hard work for granted, Joe spoke up – not out of frustration but of peace. His boss didn’t even realize Joe was feeling this way and started responding to him with a whole new level of respect.
We all have areas in our lives where we have faced lifelong battles and feel powerless and frustrated. If we can see that there are unresolved issues still causing us pain, and then can learn new life skills from that, we then have a target to aim toward for freedom.
I have seen numerous people conquer areas of lifelong battle and stuckness. There is hope. Don’t fall short of all that God has for you. Call or email us today if we can help. There is no reason to stay stuck feeling frustrated your whole life.