How do you feel? In yesterday’s post I touched on the issues we face grappling to believe we are forgiven. One of the reasons it can be hard to believe we are forgiven by God has a lot to do with the misdeeds of others. Do you ever start to believe God doesn’t love you or has really forgiven you based on someone’s mistreatment? I … Continue reading When People Mistreat You…
Yes, but stay wise I heard someone say once that we are too inundated with the “poor me” and “this battle is not mine”, mindset in our culture today. In a Christian setting the majority of messages you hear preached are about “overcoming”, “you can do it”, “don’t give up!” I agree we should focus on the good happening all around us and not be … Continue reading Should You Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself?
What’s my mission? How many times have you started, then stopped, then started again, then stopped again? What made you stop? Did you stop because no one agreed with you? Did you stop because no cared? Did you stop because people were laughing at you? Did you stop because no one “Liked” it on social media? Did you stop because it made no sense – … Continue reading Am I REALLY in God’s Plan?
When Hurt Meets Love In my last post, The Freedom to Hurt Part. 1, I share the story of the issue I faced as a new believer serving in a ministry at our church. The issue hurt so bad I felt I had no choice but to leave that church altogether. Now before we move on, I want to make sure I clarify that when … Continue reading The Freedom to Hurt…Part. 2
When your only recourse is to flee… How often have you been made to feel like your pain isn’t valid? How many times have you tried to “get over the pain” caused by someone else but you felt guilty that you couldn’t get rid of the pain? I wonder if this has anything to do with our culture, INCLDUING the Christian culture – that makes … Continue reading The Freedom to Hurt…Part.1