Dear Lives Transforming,
I want to thank you for what you've made available on the internet. You may get this all the time but the information in the videos and the book has had an amazing impact in my life in just a short time. Somehow it was like the last piece of the puzzle for where I am right now.
I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks so greatly for the last 10 to 15 years. It's been a prison to me but through the way you bring the truth of it out, God opened my eyes to see the enemy and his tactics. Before then I was completely ignorant of the way in which he attacked. I just knew in my mind there was a war raging and I lost every day. The bad thing is that some days I didn't even know I was losing.
I cannot believe how simple it is, and I think that is the beauty of it all. Thoughts create emotions, emotions create your actions. We have the choice what to think. I just resigned myself to the world’s explanation of this and figured that it was just how my mind worked. I have had such peace since I listened to this, thank you. These same thoughts had come to my mind many times; things you said were already being made real in my life. You just had a way of putting it all together, putting it in cohesive thoughts, it just clicked in me.
And then the other big thing, maybe the most important thing anyone can ever hear. The simple way you described how it is that Christ is in us. That blew the lid right off it for me! I've heard John Lynch teach about that for a couple of years now; last week must have just been my week. God transforming us, that is something God does. We have the choice what we believe; when we believe the truth we open our minds up for renewing.
And then the freedom – freedom from the opinion of others, freedom from pleasing others to get them to like me. Freedom from failure, so many times in my life I didn't try because of the fear of failing.
In other words, I now have hope. Real hope. Christ in me that is my hope. I also have hope because I'm not a victim of my thoughts and no longer ignorant of the enemy’s ways. I'm excited because it feels like a new chapter in my journey. I just wanted to let you know how the things you've made available are having such an impact in my life. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart, I have lived in bondage to fear and anxiety for so long. I now have hope, and I understand that hope now.
Your brother in Christ,