Years ago I went through Celebrate Recovery and through that I learned about patterns of behavior, what CR named “hurts, habits & hang-ups” we revert back to emotionally, mentally & physically.
Not all chains ⛓ are alcohol or drug related.
Celebrate Recovery isn’t just for those addicted to alcohol or drugs.
I truly believe every person needs the redemption of Jesus Christ because of our SIN nature.
But it doesn’t stop there; the recovery part of the transformation process which the Bible refers to as sanctification; the setting apart to holiness…
It is a lifelong process!
For those of us who were raised in very broken homes, dysfunctional & drama filled environments; those of us living in the shadow of narcissism at its finest; are in need of help, hope & healing!
Jesus Christ is our hope!
But He uses other safe people, places & grace filled, biblical counselors and His wonderful word to heal our hurts.
He give us tools and new patterns of behavior. But remember It is a process!
•Be patient with yourself
•Be patient with your loved ones struggling with addictions & chains.
My issue was deep seeded, unresolved, underlying anger that over time would inevitably rear its ugly head, in every area of my life and did much damage to many relationships.
I now know the anger that was under the surface but would eventually erupt was because of deep emotional wounds – hurt.
With Gods help and honest work on my part. I was so sick & tired of the woman I saw in the mirror; that I was ready to go through the pain of some honest self evaluation, confession & repentance to experience the change!
“Hurt people hurt others.”
If you know people who are damaged emotionally & mentally pray for them to see the truth about themselves, to get to a place in their lives where they can face their demons, past, etc. because when they stop denying and are ready to get real with themselves, God & a safe person – healing will begin.
Getting to the root of whatever your addictions & chains are numbing is the key to being set free.
I was being controlled and trying to control others through anger and didn’t even see it. I was in “denial” but when I was ready to receive truth and get real, stop denying, stop lying to myself ….
God revealed through someone close to me. I didn’t try to defend myself, or argue back; I heard and broke in a very good way. God began healing the open wounds in my heart. He is Jehovah-Rapha’ The God who heals!
More to follow…still on the road to wholeness!