When thinking about strongholds they would be arguments and lofty opinions. Now don't get mad at me.... but by placing our kids above God, making them 1st in our lives, we have created a stronghold through our kids. This is a dangerous place to put our kids. Our present day battle-field tactic needs to be taking every thought captive before the Lord for His inspection and direction. A stronghold is our go to, our 1 size fits all approach to hurts, the past and things we cannot change. TRUTH: Unbidden thoughts should be held accountable. We should not be coddling as much as we do with others. FACT: You and I, with the help of Jesus, CAN choose our thoughts. Not be run over and taken captive by them. Identify your go to. It's a flag to help us identify when we are struggling. ACTION STEP: We need to center our thoughts on the things of God and live in victory. Not defeat. Not in fear or anxiety.
It all comes down to what we think about. Focus on. What is brought to us by the spirit world and what our unresolved conflicts are. Eph. 3:14-16 'For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.'