steps to freedom

Most addiction programs are modeled after the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous but Set Free Prayer Ministry is not a 12-step program or modeled after AA in any way.  The following steps are provided to help the learner understand that transformation involves a series of steps and must be maintained through an on-going relationship with Jesus.  This is best accomplished in a fellowship of believers that understands and practices these principles. The following steps summarize the process to emotional freedom and spiritual maturity that is recommended in this ministry:

steps to emotional freedom


Recognize that only God can set you free from sin and emotional bondage, and humbly ask Him for forgiveness and freedom through Jesus (1 John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7).


Turn to Jesus as the Wonderful Counselor, being completely honest about your past and your underlying feelings, and develop a prayer plan to resolve these feelings (Psalm 139:23-24, Isaiah 9:6, Galatians 6:1-2, Matthew 11:28, James 5:16).


Identify all sources of anger from your past, making a list of the resentments you have towards each one, and giving them to God one-by-one through prayer (Colossians 2:14, Matthew 6:12-15, 18:35).


Having released all anger from your past, make a solemn pledge to the Lord to “not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity” (Ephesians 4:26-27, Galatians 5:16-23).


Identify all past losses, making a list of everything that you miss about each one, then give all your grief and loss to God one-by-one through prayer (1 Thessalonians 4:13, Matthew 5:4, Isaiah 53:4).


Recognize any feelings of shame or fear you may have, identifying the original source and the underlying beliefs to these feelings, then praying for truth to set you free (1 John 1:9, John 8:32,14:13).


Talk with the Lord each day as your Comforter and Counselor, casting all your burdens upon Him so you will experience His joy and peace each day (Psalm 55:22, Acts 13:52, John 14:16, 26-27, 16:13, Isaiah 9:6).


Spend time each day studying God’s Word, asking Him what He wants you to know or do, and allowing Him to guide you through His Spirit (2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16, Colossians 3:16, John 15:5, 16:13, 1 Peter 5:7).


Share the story of your newfound peace and joy with others and teach them how they can experience God’s peace and freedom as well (2 Corinthians 1:3-7, 2Timothy 2:2, Mark 16:15, 1 Peter 3:15).


Meet together each week with others who are walking in obedience with the Lord, and avoid close relationships with those who do not love the Lord or follow Him (Hebrews 10:25, James 5:16, 2 Corinthians 6:14).


Seek to spread the kingdom of God by obeying Him, allowing Him to develop the fruits of the Spirit within you, and sharing these steps with others (Matthew 6:33, John 15:8-11, Galatians 5:22).