As I’ve been praying for wisdom and direction to share Gods TRUTH for emotional Victory, (actions God has used to give me healing) I’ve learned that we MUST have SOLID healthy, Christ following, accountability!! We won’t do what is uncomfortable if we don’t have too! James 5:6 says, “confess your sins to one another and PRAY for one another that you may be healed…!” This kind of accountability isn’t someone that panders to our self-pity and agrees with everything we say. They need to be strong partners that will put our toes to the fire!! I have people like this in my life that help me see the reality of myself (my sin and character flaws that have kept me STUCK) And we need to help OTHERS! This helps us get out of our heads!!! “Do not forget to do good and share with others for such sacrifices pleases God!” Hebrews 13:16 My prayer is not too come across as oblivious of the REAL struggles in our lives! I’ve experienced MANY of the genuine pain and difficulty life brings.. suffering, (in my past) from an abusive marriage, watched my dad die of cancer, struggles with addictions, chronic anxiety, having been a single mom trying to make ends meet and many other “life” situations.. but what I’ve discovered, for real change to take place, we HAVE to STOP feeling sorry for ourselves! And find people that will be honest with us about our behavior, even when it hurts to hear! Thats how we grow!! ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU TRUTH! HE CHANGES US! Ask Him to remove our Fear, self-pity, pride, resentments and BITTERNESS. As God began to melt away these poisons from me (and He still is) I began to see light! Joy and serenity AND PEACE! But most importantly Im of use to Him and others! Harboring all that junk in our hearts eats us away.. “TRUST in the LORD with all your heart! And lean NOT on your own understanding but it all your ways Acknowledge HIM! and He will make your path straight!” Proverbs 3:5-6
Blessings to you all!