There is a stigma about admitting our struggles and seeking help -especially from a counselor. Most people in our culture think we need to just deal with our issues internally and move on. IGNORE, IGNORE, IGNORE is the most common method.
Jeremiah 29:13 says “You will find me when you seek me with all your heart.” We only find God – which means the answers we need to our problems -when we actively pursue the answers from His perspective, not the world’s.
We can have roots we never dealt with that need to be uprooted – they can cause problems in our relationships, our inner peace, our professional life and the most dangerous of all: they can make our spiritual life STERILE!
It can be a spirit that has attached itself to us and we don’t even realize it,such as GRIEF, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, or even WORRY. It needs to be dealt with! If we don’t address it and get rid of it, it can be passed down to future generations.
- A Hot Temper
- Sense of Entitlement
- Poverty Mentality
- Unhealthy Relationship With Food
- Emotional Instability or Disconnect From Emotions
- Difficulty Having Close Relationships
- Substance Abuse
- Lack of Expression of Love and Affection
- Different Forms of Abuse
We have to recognize the pattern in order to get rid of it. This also means we need to go to the right person for help; someone who will know how to help us get free from it. THERE IS ALWAYS AN ANSWER! HEALING ALWAYS COMES when we let God heal us and take the proper steps.
Our relationships will be healed and improved as we become more OPEN and VULNERABLE. And if we don’t seek help, there’s probably pride involved.
Asking for help and being vulnerable about our weaknesses and struggles is the best thing we can do to be healed emotionally and spiritually. Don’t let pride or complacency rob you of your peace. Seek help.