“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds”
From the time you were a little girl until now, the devil has been diligently working at building strongholds in your mind.
Every time you experienced hurt or pain, he sought to build a new structure.
Whenever someone betrayed you, he told you that you would never trust anyone ever again.
Whenever someone abused you, he told you that you were not worthy of love.
With every lie you received as true, he established a new stronghold in your mind.
If given enough time, Satan will create an entire network of strongholds that completely distorts your view of everything around you.
A stronghold affects how you view God, how you view yourself, and how you view others.