We Are Living In Disturbing Times
Friend, I’m not going to sugarcoat the evil that is happening all around us these days. It seems we are surrounded by chaos, anger, and misconduct from every direction, doesn’t it? And I cannot promise you that it’s not going to personally impact your life
one of these days.
But what I can do, what I am determined to do, is equip you, encourage you and energize you so that you will be able to stand strong in the Lord regardless of the circumstances of this world. Because things have gotten pretty ugly, here on earth.
How Do We Find Peace Amongst The Chaos?
Our Peace Starts With God’s Healing. Jesus has promised us His peace regardless of the circumstances of this world.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
The Lord wants to heal our past wounds and bring us to a place where we can truly live in His peace that surpasses all understanding. So, let’s talk about three crucial keys to healing:
Negative Core Beliefs, The Sin Nature, and Core Values.
Negative Core Beliefs
Understanding our Core Beliefs is the crucial first step to healing from past wounds because everything we see, hear, and are taught is filtered through these internal deep-seated core beliefs that we all carry.
Our Core Beliefs are the subconscious beliefs that we hold to be true about ourselves, other people, and the world. These deep-rooted beliefs determine to what degree we believe we are valued, loved, successful, capable, and competent. They also establish our sense of belonging and our view of how we are treated by others. They are the deeply ingrained stories, convictions, and judgments we carry about ourselves.
When our core beliefs are aligned with God’s word, we are good to go. But when our core beliefs are Negative Core Beliefs, it becomes an entirely different story.
Negative core beliefs are based on our perceptions, not on reality or facts. They are lies. Lies that we have been falling for our whole lives. Satan, the Father of lies, loves our negative core beliefs because they are not based on truth.
The list of possible Negative Core Beliefs is endless but here are just a few examples:
Some negative core beliefs about oneself might be:
“I am worthless.”
“I am inadequate.”
“I am a failure.”
Some negative core beliefs about other people might be:
“People will hurt me.”
“People are malicious.”
“People cannot be trusted.”
Some negative core beliefs about the world might be:
“The world is dangerous.”
“The world is unfair.”
“The world is scary.”
Negative Core Beliefs often develop in childhood
When we are children, we are not mature enough to look at our situations from all angles so as to understand them as a whole. If you don’t believe me, just try telling a toddler that it’s not all about him.
As children, we do not have a sense of the world outside of ourselves so we tend to take everything around us and towards us personally. We need answers to life, but our limited awareness at a young age causes us to create our own beliefs about how and why things are happening to us and around us.
Many times, these beliefs are created around someone else’s opinion, that we, in our immaturity, simply believe to be the truth because we are too young to form our own opinion that may counter it.
A young child is not capable of rationalizing outside of their own limited focus. As a result, a child who experiences physical or emotional pain will look for ways to rationalize it to themselves. For example, if a parent or someone we trust, does something cruel or insensitive towards us when we are young, we are not mature enough to reason that they are the ones who have an issue. We do not yet have the ability to comprehend that they may have external or internal issues going on that are affecting the way they are responding to us, or around us, at that moment.
So, what do we do as that young child? We take their actions and direct them fully at ourselves. This means that we have to come up with an explanation or a belief as to what we did or what we are to deserve this action against us. We come up with our own belief as to why it is happening.
It’s so important that we understand how deep-seated these beliefs become for us. They become our reality. But they are not reality. They are lies. Lies that Satan uses to keep us from experiencing the peace that Jesus promised us.
If we are to experience the peace that Jesus promised us we must first learn to identify and then break free from the destructive stronghold of our Negative Core Beliefs.
The Sin Nature
Next, let’s look at the sin nature. Every single human has within them a sin nature as a result of the fall of Adam. Like it or not, our sin is our inheritance from Adam, is present in us from conception, and will remain with us until our death.
I know it’s no surprise to you that we humans have a natural inclination to sin, but what you may not know is that each of us has our own unique sin nature with a bent towards a particular type of sin. This is called our lust pattern.
We all have a particular lust pattern that produces in us a desire towards sin in one of three areas: ego (pride), sensuality (flesh), or materialism (lust of the eyes). In fact, every sin which occurs in this world can be placed into one of these three categories, and the personal sin nature of each one of us prefers one of these categories over the other two.
When we gain awareness and understanding of our own particular lust pattern we are much more equipped to recognize Satan’s bait before we bite it. Friend, gaining a greater understanding of your own particular lust pattern is a life-changing step when it comes to healing.
Last but certainly not least, let’s look at Core Values. Your core values are your fundamental beliefs that define who you are and what matters most to you. They are different for everyone, and they can change over time as you grow and mature. Your core values determine where you invest your time, energy, and resources. They are what is most important to you, and are what you use to decide right from wrong in any given situation.
Identifying your core values helps you to evaluate whether or not what you do on the outside matches what you believe on the inside. In other words, are you living your life according to what you believe in?
Identifying your own Core Values is crucial to healing because so often we women compromise our Core Values when we are living in trauma or difficult circumstances. Often times, in order to simply survive we end up letting go or compromising on these beliefs that once meant everything to us.
Taking a close look at what matters most to you, that which you deeply believe, (your Core Values) is crucial to your healing because if you are living outside of your Core Values you will feel a deep sense of discontentment in your life.
Friend, I want you to fully heal. I want you to experience the life-changing peace that Jesus offers you. I know how to get you there. I have been where you are and now I am on the other side of the journey. I am living life with incredible peace and joy because of the life-changing truths the Lord has shown me. This is why I am spending my life teaching other Christian women how they too can break free from stress and anxiety and live in the peace Jesus promises us.
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