Destroying Soul Ties

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- 

Good morning! Today’s topic of discussion is soul ties.  What are soul ties?  How can they be detrimental in our moving forward? And finally, how do we destroy them in our lives?  As a Christian, I am always on the look out for the influence of negative soul ties in my life.  Sometimes identifying soul ties can be hard but once they are found, I believe that they should be addressed and destroyed so that a person can move forward in the newness that God has given them.  

Soul ties, in my own words, are small connections that latch onto our hearts. Soul ties are commonly referred to when two people participate in a sexual relationship but they can be created in the absence of sex.  These “heart” connections can be good or bad.  For example, when a couple marry- they are creating a soul tie.  A commitment to love one another for all of eternity, their two hearts become one (tying of their souls).   That is an example of a good soul tie, but what about all of the bad soul ties we tolerate.  We tolerate the soul tie of our past (bad), the soul tie of unhealthy addictions (bad- esp. alcoholism, pornography, substance abuse), the soul tie of negative spoken words (bad – things that our parents or peers have spoken over our lives {ex. “You’ll never be nothing!” }),  the soul tie of negative thoughts (suicidal thought and ideas), and finally our emotional soul ties that fuel our cycles of depression and loneliness.  We allow these soul ties to take root in our lives via our hearts and we become accustomed to them.  We start believing what these soul ties have dictated to us and we act out their demands.  I hear individuals my age say all the time, “The reason I didn’t try this semester is because everybody knows I’m dumb, I was born to be the dumb kid in the back.” Or I hear this one “No one loves me, I know no one loves me – it’s just how the world works.” I have even heard this one, “You know I’m not gonna be nothing, look at my daddy – he’s nothing and I’m just like him.” Wow. All of these statements have become these individuals truth because of a soul tie within them.  Some they loved dearly have spoken these words onto their hearts and have created this connection of destruction and low self-esteem with life.  

So where is the hope in all of this?  Soul ties can be destroyed but only through the power of God.  His word destroys soul ties and their power.  Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) says “  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The word of God cuts soul ties from the heart.  God’s word lets us know that we are loved, free and redeemed through His Son.  His word is powerful enough to destroy the soul ties in our lives.  When we believe His word, our soul ties are destroyed and we can move forward in our lives.  

We do not have to succumb addictions, or to the lifestyle of our past.  We do not have to succumb to negative thoughts or to negative spoken words.  We do not have to succumb to anything that keeps us in bondage or limits us from living freely in the grace of God.  

We can be free from soul ties because of Jesus. He can make us free from soul ties, being that He is the word.  Live today in the freedom of God.  

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out Kierra Sheard’s song “Free”– it’ll encourage you to live life free! 

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Until next time, 

Mo 🙂 

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