Many people think about being offended with others but they don’t think about what offense does within. It tears you apart. It splits you in multiple pieces. Being offended at yourself breaks down your physical body and it torments your spiritual soul. But you can move from changing to knowing …
What does it look like to be offended at yourself? it is like having a ping-pong ball inside your head going back-and-forth thinking about what you could’ve done differently. A ping-pong ball seems so small. It looks like it could do little to no damage. But over time, the regrets and confusion of wondering what you could’ve done differently destroy your esteem and removes your confidence. It is much more involved than that but for now this small ping pong example will do.
Metanoia is only part of the answer. Changing is in part but knowing is following through ..,
Metanoia is a word which means to change your mind but that is only part of the solution. Deciding to have no regrets is only part of what prevents the ping pong from wreaking havoc in your soul.
The solution is moving from the mere change of mind to the knowing of Truth that holds you in Life.
Making a decision that holds you on solid ground so you can have a new start is part of the solution.
You must move into a place of knowing. Knowing Truth and living from Truth only takes place when you live from Union with the One Who created you … the One you came from … the One Who knows you better than you know yourself.
How do you live from knowing? Well I am so glad you asked …
There is an space inside where you get to make a new decision about you … where are you get to receive the love that lives inside you that perhaps you have never accessed before. It is a process and yet it is also a one time event. The condition of Forgiveness took place at the cross and yet it took place at the beginning of time as well… God came after Adam… He did not ignore Adam when he and Eve disobeyed. Jesus never leaves us nor forsakes us. They are right there with us in the middle of our messes. Leading and guiding by the Spirit.
Love is a condition inside you that perhaps you did not grow up with. Perhaps you’ve been used and abused and never thought Love lived inside you. But love is a Person and Love lives within you… Sometimes you have to move past all the noise to hear the sound of love within. You are good enough. God Lives inside you. You do not have to earn his love. You never had to earn his forgiveness. You are forgiven. You are loved. You get to access it here on this side of the heavens And receive all that love has for you. It is a process. One day at a time. 1 inch at a time. One decision at a time. Two steps forward and three steps back. Over the river and through the woods. You are never alone. You are loved.
And slowly but surely, you realize that the ping-pong ball has less and less power to control you. Little by little you let go of the torment and grab hold of the triumph of the love and forgiveness from within you. It is a journey. It is not a destination. It is not a vacation. It is an adventure. Learning to live from love and rule and reign and govern yourself by the love of God instead of the ping-pong ball of emotional turmoil.
There is an energy and a frequency and a love that you have already that is Triumph. You are worthy my friend.
Join the journey and know that Jesus is already in your midst.. leaning into you.. The Faithful One will help you move from changing to knowing. Love-d
Hello friend, I’m having surgery Friday morning (at the time of this writing that is tomorrow). It is unexpected but is a step in my journey to getting oxygen to my brain. Oxygen to the brain can heal grey matter. Oxygen to the brain can seal up a blood brain barrier that is like a cyclone fence. Oxygen to the brain can help your hormones heal. Oxygen to the brain can help your brain sleep when it is time for REM. Funny really … we don’t know how God is going to lead us until we move with Him. HIS leading to me is down a road I would not take with logic. But this last year when my body was shutting down and all my positive mantras and meditation pieces failed, you get to take action … with Him in other ways. We can be so convinced that the positivity tour is the only way – I have heard and soaked and understand. Then, we can lean into the voice of the Christ Who is the Way Who leads us into Life His way … HE loves for us to live. I believe HE loves to lead us through that inner voice…. and let me say that the Inner Voice is personal – its not a vibe – its not just a frequency. It’s the voice that breaks the cedars, causes mountains to melt like wax and gives you creative ideas that change society … or your family bloodline with a Word from Him that brings Life and Love to move cities into relationship with Him. It’s deep and its personal and its worth waiting for – its not always yes – it is sometimes no because what Father always just says yes to whatever a kid wants? Good Fathers have wisdom and timing and avenues for us to follow Him through…building our relationship and giving us Love along the way that causes our security in Him to be secure.
This surgery Friday has to do with sinuses and takes about an hour. If you are a praying person and not a preying person, I welcome thoughts of full recovery 🙂 Over the river and through the woods …this is the journey… sometimes into the desert and sometimes into an ocean but in Him and with Him, we are empowered to walk out our lives victoriously. Will we sometimes be in pain? You betcha? Will we sometimes feel clueless? Duh. IS He faithful inside to lead and guide – oh yes.. So, bless you in your own river and your own woods and your own discovery tour in Christ to know Him.
Last thing… I was talking with someone today about His voice and His life and I discussed how God knows Who He is …that HE does not have an identity crisis and that if they…the person I was talking with did not believe in the Christ…that if they said something like this, “from my spirit alive in my Creator.” …that our God knew Who that was….and our Father would respond. Father is more than able to sync up with this friend and share His goodness and His love so that my friend knows how joined and all in HE has always been …
Relationship friend. Not religion. We don’t have all the language perfect. We don’t all have an academic theology in place.
Oh, but the #Christ? The One Who #dances with you from the inside – HE will never leave or forsake you..even on the bumpiest ride. Until soon and much love…see you after #surgery Friday.. D
I want to talk about the power of intention. Taking hold of your thoughts… Capturing your thoughts… It’s done intentionally. It is not a random act of kindness. It is an intentional action on the inside of you that captures an ill willed thought and stops it from moving out of you into the space of another human being. If you find yourself entertaining a thought or an idea or an out right curse toward another person… Stop and reconsider. Picture yourself snatching it up with your hands … and throwing it into a trashcan. Cancel that thought. Look at that thought in your mind and put a great big X Mark on top of it. Canceled. Denied. Reject that thought from living inside of you and cancel that thought from going after another person so that it lives inside of them. Intention is powerful. Let’s be intentionally kind toward ourselves and toward others. Love, d #christianity #prayer #splankna #selfhelp #bebraver
“LOVE without God is just works (work),” said Craig. The challenge is loving intentionally requires effort. Frankly I find myself fascinated by a lazy society who wants a drive in take out kind of love. Instead of a love worth dying for, we are faced with love that’s short and sweet – kind of like a text. The effort of a face to face moment looking into the eyes of another person has been dumbed down to an effortless minuscule moment created in between reading a tweet or post. Have we forgotten what it means to hold the hand of someone whose spouse is dying? Hug the woman who miscarried again? Sit beside the elderly man or woman who raised you? What IS love? If you think love is showing up for an hour service then you are probably famished for a real relationship. If you call church your family but find them mysteriously absent from your life when pain and heartbreak appear then it’s probably more your hiding place instead of family. Love is beyond meetings and money. If your family is Facebook then chances are you are a shut in or have chosen isolation with your computer as your life partner. A computer only requires updates – not a face to face. If you truly have no other way to get out and know others then it’s understandable that you live in front of your computer. However if you are able to physically step out among the living then I challenge you to love – on purpose. Start with you. Look yourself in the mirror and hear the words from your Creator – I LOVE YOU AND I’M FOR YOU AND I’VE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU. Then, say that to someone else. With purpose step out today to love God’s way. God’s way is encouraging, without condemnation, and will leave you stronger than you started. Gods LOVE will take you from your comfort zone into a zone of trust and inner peace. God’s love will allow you to like you while drawing you into changing to be more LOVEly, LOVEable and LOVEing.GOD’S LOVE devastates you with MISSION POSSIBILITIES!!! When face to face with Him, you find loving is not work – it’s who you are and who you will become.
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Be clear. The way of light is not confusing, dark, fearful or depressing, Light leads to LOVE and LIFE.We take steps. Sometimes ginormous and sometimes itsy bitsy but we do move forward. Be tenacious in your private focus. You have permission to live again. You have permission to love again. You have permission to laugh again. You have permission to learn again. You have permission to lean again. You even have permission to lose again because it DOES NOT DEFINE YOU! I love you!! @donnareiners