Do thoughts come to you and you wonder why that thought just popped into your mind? Do your emotions sometimes overtake you? Do you get tired of crying at every drop of the hat? Do you wonder why you behave the way you do around certain people or within certain situations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it could mean that your soul is under attack. When bound emotionally, there is a major attack on your soul. But God will not leave you comfortless.
WHAT IS YOUR SOUL?
Your soul is your mind, will, and emotions. Your mind houses your thoughts. Your will houses your behavior. Your emotions dictate your feelings. While your soul is invisible to the outside world, it is very real and visible to God. We allow emotional bondage to dictate to us that is is more important to take care of our external self, than our internal self.
THE INNER SELF VS THE OUTER SELF
When you are emotionally bound, you spend more time dressing up your outer self than you do healing your inner self, healing your emotional wounds. God doesn't look at the outer appearance. He looks at our heart. When He ascended to heaven, He did not leave us comfortless. In John 14:"...the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything." When your mind is under attack, pray for the Comforter to come as you battle the warfare of the mind, Satan's primary battleground. When you feel compelled to behave in a way contrary to the will of God, call on the Holy Spirit to help you control your behavior. The flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do what you want. Galatians 5:17. Becoming free emotionally is a gift from God.
FREEDOM FROM A BOUND SOUL
There is one way to ensure your soul being free, it is called 'sanctification.' Sanctification is the process of being made holy. To sanctify is to 'be set apart for a particular use in a special purpose or work and to make holy or sacred.' You do this through prayer. Your prayer life is key to you being released from emotional bondage. Prayer changes things. Prayer can change your life and heal your soul.