Battling any addiction can be difficult, whether it is an alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction, or food addiction. You may feel trapped, and that there is no hope. You may have even tried to get free from your addiction numerous times, and failed each time to stay clean. It is possible with each failed attempt, you are now feeling hopeless.
It is a devastating experience when a loved one commits suicide. Dealing with the death of one close to you is difficult but the thought that this person has chosen to end their own life has its own grief pathway and in many ways is more difficult to resolve. It involves dealing with negative self characterizations such as the thought that there is something wrong with my family. Suicide also affects the entire family and each person's has his/her unique experience with it.
Bullying can have devastating effects on young and old ones alike. Fighting back physically is never an option. hence the need to learn how to beat a bully without using your fists.
Anger and resentment drains your energy, and keeps you imprisoned by your past. By choosing to let go of your hurt and anger, you give yourself the freedom to fully experience joy in life. Anger builds inside us, so by letting go, you improve your ability to control your anger. We've all seen the person who blows up at the smallest incident. It is the accumulation of built up anger that is unreleased that causes this explosion.
Procrastination, the habit of putting off until later what can be done today, even now, is a growing menace. Do you find yourself relegating tasks to the background just because you feel you are pressured, and waiting until later when there is even more pressure?
Sometimes it may be painful to detach, but separation, if and when necessary, is part of the price you must be prepared to pay for progress. If you’re not willing to detach when required, it may be totally impossible for you to move forward or fulfill the purpose of God for your life, you’ve got to learn the language of ‘Good Bye’ when required.
Obstacles can be anything that stands in our way of reaching our goals, having success, or being what God want us to be. Great faith endures great trials. Each day comes with it’s share of struggles and difficulties and every small victory becomes seed to grow our faith.
An amazing must-watch of dying to one's self to birth a new and better you. Lisa Nichols shares her empowering story that will bring tears to your eyes. Click below to watch and be inspired.
I thanked Jesus Christ for having heard my prayers, and my request for a healing of my heart. And I thanked my family and friends who prayed for me.
When it comes to create a productive mindset, a lot of us seem to have the hardest time. Most people get into procrastination mode which is usually an easier choice but is the habit of putting off what you want to start.
However, Thanksgiving is different. Thanksgiving is giving thanks and that has no monetary value on it at all. Giving thanks is a good thing as David points out, "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High" (Psalm 92:1).
Marriage to Kiran made me negligent of my spiritual life. Instead of leaning on God, I ran in the opposite direction. I was cleverly indoctrinated into doubting the very existence of God. His explanations were always convincing.
If you want to have a breakthrough, you are going to have to learn to forgive. Usually, when we are in need of a breakthrough, we feel like that rocket ship that is about to break through escape velocity, and it is about to be shaken to pieces.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse..... Romans 12:14. I was under extreme pressure in the flat that I lived in. I was not very well and my living conditions were so poor. We had rats, we had rubbish outside of our door, we had drugs and all night parties constantly.
Many of us have dreams and desires, few of us write them as goals. We start out all fired up. Then something happens; we slip, we fall, we get caught up in the same old routine... In no time, the fire that fueled our goal is a tumbleweed in the desert wind.
By Daniel Dela Dunoo “Positive and negative are directions that lead to different outcomes. Which direction do you choose?” –Remez Sasson Positive thinking is obviously not a magic wand bringing closure to all your struggles and troubles. Positive thinking isn`t some kind of miracle cure for all your frailties and inadequacies. But what I can tell […]
Most people have an insecurity about saying, "No" to people and their requests. We do not want to let people down, or we do not want people think badly of us; which is another way to say we are people pleasers.
God tells us in Proverbs 4:23 to guard our hearts above everything else, because it determines the course of our lives. He makes it very plain that when....
Authenticity is the opposite of shame. It reveals our humanity and allows us to connect with others. Shame creates most all codependency symptoms including hiding who we are, sacrificing our needs, and saying yes when we rather not - all to be accepted by someone else.
Society has a general tendency to consider different kinds of substance abuse as addiction, while ignoring certain behavior patterns that are equally addictive. Food, shopping, gambling, work, or sex can turn to behavior addictions and create problems that are just as destructive as substance abuse.
There are plenty of examples all over the web of rage. People who seem to have lost their minds, their common sense, their rational thinking and all logic. It’s like watching a child throw an outrageous temper-tantrum but sadly these are supposed to be adults!
Being unmotivated and uninspired is, unfortunately, a very easy pattern to fall into and can also be a harmful way of living. You begin to lie to yourself, make plans but never follow through. You make resolutions but then repeat the same habits.
We never know when the moment of death will come. Don't leave your family, friends and loved ones wondering about your last wishes. Have you been putting off writing your last will and testament? Making those unthinkable end-of life plans?
Lord, thank You that You have set Your affection on me, loved me and chosen me. Help me today to fear You, to walk in all Your ways, to love You and to serve You with all my heart and all my soul.
An eagle can see another eagle as much as three miles away. You need to see your goal so clearly. You have to know what it is, you need to see it, smell it, taste it. You need to get all five of your senses involved.
Wealth gotten by dishonesty will diminish, like a fleeting vapor it will disappear leaving him with nothing. This is the story of many who are rich today and tomorrow they are poor.
The sting of rejection paralyzes some people, preventing them from ever moving beyond the offense and forward into the future. Granted, there are those people who use rejection as weaponry and are fully aware that their actions are injurious.
Are we doing too much? Are there some aspects of our life that are placing us under pressure unnecessarily? Are there some things that we can quit or that can be put off until next year? Frantic, stressful lifestyles can cause insomnia or make it worse.
A mindset is more powerful than any circumstances which may affect your condition or status or position, and any circumstances which may cause momentary afflictions or pains, and even suffering.