A stronghold is a negative, destructive pattern of thought that satan has built into our minds either through repetition, traumatic experiences, or other circumstances. The enemy wants to create a partition in your mind that separates the truth that you have heard from what you act upon. He wants you to think that there is no use trying to change, or that the situation that you are in is permanent. In short, the strength of every stronghold is hopelessness. The key to living the victorious Christian life is to demolish the partition and allow what you know to translate into how you conduct your life.