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If you are honest with yourself I bet you have had times in your life that you needed help but were in denial. It can feel as a sign of weakness to ask for help when we act in immaturity.
Get the help you need so you can get better, move on, and be of help to others. Denying your need of help is detrimental to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
I’m reminded of the 10 lepers in Luke 17. The Bible says Jesus entered the village and there were 10 men who were lepers. They stood afar off but cried out loud: “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” They were banished to the outskirts because of their condition. So to get the attention of Jesus they had to cry out loud!!!!
When I studied this I couldn’t help but think of the times my answer, my help, my blessing was right in front of me. Even offered to me. All I had to do was acknowledge I needed it. I let pride keep my voice muffled from asking for or accepting the help! I might have whispered I need help, I even acted out emotionally thinking others would just notice my need for help. When all I had to do was ask and/or receive!!!!
No more needless suffering. When help is walking before you, like Jesus walked before the lepers recognize and cry out! Don’t miss your blessing.
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Last night we had an awesome session about “What’s Holding You Back?” You can receive a copy of the message for $5. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We discussed that one of the things that hold us back from moving forward is that we have become so accustomed to denying ourselves! We are taught this through the words and actions of our mothers and other women we hold in high esteem.
Yes, the Word of God says we must deny ourselves and pick up our cross in order to follow HIM! Matthew 16:24
We are to deny our flesh and its sinful and lustful desires. But, in order to pick up the cross and follow the Lord’s plans for our lives we have to take “Good” care of ourselves. This is of course spiritually but also mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Do you have a problem saying no to people because you always put others first?
Do you have an issue choosing where you’d like to eat and what you’d like to do during your free time?
During this holiday season do you have a hard time letting others know what you like when asked about gifts?
You might be denying Yourself to a fault! Re-evaluate where you stand in your list of priorities and adjust as necessary. Get to know you. What you need and what you like! You are God’s greatest creation and He wants you to maintain your value!
We had a blessed session 12/1/16 talking about Boundaries! Join us next week Wed 12/14/16 at 9:00 p.m. to discuss “What’s Holding You Back?”
Here’s a ‘little’ of what you missed:
Many of us believe we have healthy boundaries in place in our lives but what we really have are walls we use to protect ourselves by shutting people out. Walls can actually keep your blessing out and cause you to be isolated from the very people you need to help you in this season.
You don’t need walls, you need boundaries. Boundaries set healthy guidelines and limits for our relationships. Boundaries help us keep the commandments of God. Boundaries will help foster healthy relationships and identify those aren’t. The key to boundaries is you have to set them and you have to enforce them.
If we look at Genesis 2:16-17 The Lord God placed man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden – except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat it’s fruit, you are sure to die.”
As we see in this scripture God stated the commandment. He could have put angels around the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He could have put a fence around it but He didn’t. It was up to Adam to set the right boundaries to ensure that he kept the commandments.
Some of the issues and frustration that we are enduring is because of our lack of establishing and enforcing proper boundaries. We have work to do!