Clarifying and Identifying Core-Belief

by | Apr 3, 2017

Clarifying Lie-Based Core Belief Before Offering it Up to the Lord

During a ministry session a person should eventually identify and report a lie-based core/heart belief once any “solutions” have been dealt with that might block the pathway. This belief will either be something they believe about themselves—their self-identity—or what they believe about God, which will be described as their condition/situation—their state of being.


Review Note: Even though we are probably unaware of forming a belief about God at the time of the experience where the lie was established, how we perceive our condition or circumstance is still a reflection of how we understand Him.  Our interpretation of our life situation is a “state of being belief.” This is why when a person reports believing something like, “I am trapped, or going to die, am all alone, powerless, etc.”

Because we lack the truth of who and what God is: His omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience, we falsely conclude the lies we believe about our situation. The truth we typically receive from the Spirit in these cases is usually a statement about who God is. Truths such as “I was with you, I protected you, you didn’t die, I rescued you, I gave you strength, I was in control, etc.” are common.


As the person is working through the memory it is important that the ministry facilitator not rush the person into offering up to the Lord too hastily what may appear to be a lie-based core belief.  Instead he should continue to ask the MEMORY-Box questions until the person starts “looping” in his response with the same lie-based core belief. The facilitator may even want to use the “Looping Question” to bring about more certain clarification.


Example:

Person: “I feel worthless.” (possibly core belief)
Facilitator: “Why do you feel that way?”
Person: “Because I have no value.” (confirming the belief with similar response)
Facilitator: “How does that make you feel?”
Person: “Worthless.” (The person’s response is looping.)
Facilitator: “Why does believing that you have no value make you feel worthless?” (looping question)
Person: “Because I am worthless and have no value.” (belief confirmed)

However, there are times when a person will report what appears to be a lie-based core belief, but when the facilitator continues to ask the MEMORY-Box questions, instead of looping his response, he “slides over” and reports an entirely different lie-based core belief.

 

Example:

Person: “They wouldn’t  let me play with them.”
Facilitator: “How did that make you feel?”
Person: “All alone and abandoned.” (possibly a state-of-being belief)
Facilitator: “Why do you feel that way?”
Person: “Because no one wants to be with me.” (assumption/conclusion)
Facilitator: “How does that make you feel?”
Person: “Alone and rejected.”
Facilitator: “Why do you feel that way?”
Person: “Because no one wanted to play with me because I am worthless and no good.” (switch to self-identity belief)
Facilitator: “How does that make you feel?”
Person: “Like I have no value. I am worthless.” (self identity)
Facilitator: “How does believing that make you feel?”
Person: “Worthless and no good.” (looping – self identity)
Facilitator: Why does believing you are worthless make you feel that way?” (looping question)
Person: “Because I am worthless and have no value.” (self-identity belief)

By continuing with the questions we saw the person move from what was possibly a state of being belief to a self-identity belief. Had we asked the Lord for truth earlier where what looked like a state of being lie presented, we probably would not have received anything.

It is because the person believed he was worthless that he came up with the explanation of no one wanting to be with him, therefore he felt alone and abandoned. The pain he was feeling was coming from the “I am worthless” belief and not from the “abandonment” belief.

The main point here is: slow things down and do not rush in offering up to the Lord what seems to be a lie-based core belief. Keep asking the MEMORY-Box questions until the person is clearly looping in his lie-based core-belief responses. When he starts looping, ask the “looping” question to gain even greater clarity of his belief.

 

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