Written By Amy Huerta
I am Healing Thoughts, Mindsets, Reactions and Behaviors
March 3rd, 2021
In a short dream the Lord told me,
“I am healing thoughts, mindsets, reactions, and behaviors.”
Confused, I asked “What?” He repeated for a second time,
“I am healing thoughts, mindsets, reactions and behaviors.”
To fully understand how God could work in these specific areas, I went to the Word. I started with verses about thoughts.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power
to destroy strongholds.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge
of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,”
2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 (ESV)
“Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Romans 12:2 (ESV)
Thoughts are powerful; they are always the starting point. Thoughts form mindsets (strongholds), mindsets form reactions, and reactions form behaviors that we walk out daily.
For the next couple of months I explored this process in my own life. The Lord was highlighting a specific train of thought which had resulted in behaviors that were in no way aligned with my identity or calling.
One particular example took me by surprise. My job at the time was demanding and overwhelming. One day I could hear my co-workers chatting and laughing while I was working hard to make the deadline. In the middle of my grumbling, the Lord said,
“Your reaction is rooted in your childhood;
you resented your sibling for not doing any work.
Let it go.”
I was shocked that the Lord would connect my current behavior to an old root that I thought was long gone. This chain – a negative thought becoming a mindset, then a reaction and finally a behavior – was robbing me of healthy narratives and my true identity. I wondered to myself, “Where else in my life could this ripple effect spill over and cause unnecessary harm?”
When you see a weed growing in a garden, you remove it by the root. This is exactly what the Lord began to do.
By way of another example, I had an argument with a family member. The Lord prompted me, saying,
I thought to myself, “But I did not start this argument! Why would I apologize?” I wrestled with the Lord for the next 5 minutes, thinking of all the reasons why I shouldn’t apologize. I finally gave in to obedience and prepared my heart to make a genuine apology, thinking “I will apologize, and then they will apologize and admit they were wrong. All will be well.” Just as the words of apology were about to come out of my mouth, the Lord said one more thing,
“Don’t expect a specific reaction.”
Immediately I knew what He was talking about.
I finally mustered up some courage, saying to my family member, “I apologize for what I said; I didn’t mean to argue.” Their reply was far from what I had expected and I knew this was about the work the Lord was doing in me.
I share these two experiences as illustrations of how this invitation from the Lord (to examine evidence of our thoughts affecting our behaviors) can play out in our lives. I’m sensing two parts to this invitation for healing in areas that have gone undetected. Firstly, this is a corporate message, reflecting what He is doing in the Church at this time. Secondly, there is a warning attached to this word for us all: Be careful to not interpret the thoughts, mindsets, reactions, and behaviors of others (especially close, loved ones). This is a personal assignment you must undertake only for yourself. It is not meant to be used to manipulate reactions or garner apologies. If you choose to accept the invitation from the Lord to dig up the roots established by this ripple effect, the Holy Spirit must be the One to guide you through every step. The Lord has highlighted the importance of being aware of these four areas in our daily lives in order to find the root and begin to extract it, so that we may walk in full freedom and Kingdom purpose in the next season.
March 7, 2022
This week the Lord took me to Genesis 19, which chronicles the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. As I read, the Spirit strongly highlighted verse 26,
“But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”
Then He said to me,
“Lot’s wife represents My Church.”
God is even now bringing righteous justice to His Bride, sweeping away the structures which have kept us prosperous in religious complacency, cozy with our sin. And although the past two years have witnessed voices in the Church declaring a season of new wine and new wineskins, the truth is that two years later we are just like Lot’s wife. As we are coming face-to-face with the reality of letting go of our comfort, of running into something new and unknown, of cutting the ties with the world’s ways of familiar sin, we are looking back with longing. With fear. With doubt. But, no matter the motive, we are looking back in disobedience to the instruction of the Lord to
“Get up, get out and DON’T LOOK BACK!”
We are complacent and unwilling to forge ahead in surrendered obedience.
Lot’s wife became a pillar of salt, a monument to her own rebellion. Immovable. Lifeless.
Church, we must WAKE UP. We must recognize the high cost of our unwillingness to move out of our comfortable, religious ways of playing church! Comfort is one of our greatest idols. We must embrace the NEW TERRITORY into which God is sending us. We CAN NOT LOOK BACK. We CAN NOT GO BACK. Behind us is nothing but the righteous justice of God. Ahead of us is deliverance, salvation and an unprecedented move of the Holy Spirit. We MUST heed the warning of Jesus,
“Don’t forget the example of Lot’s wife and what happened to her when she turned back. All who are obsessed with being secure in life will lose it all – including their lives. But those who let go of their lives and surrender to me will discover true life.”
Luke 17: 32-33 (TPT)