Monday, 30 August 2021

The Power in You (A Personal Testimony) — Part Three.

When I Don't See His Hands, 
I Can Trust His Heart

The Neurotic:

An unsettled past is one of the symptoms of a neurotic person. There is something amiss in the way their brain processes things. It is hampered, hence loses its efficacy. As Dr. Nathaniel Branden, a psychotherapist, describes in his book, "The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem," self-esteem is "the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and of being worthy of happiness."

An unsettled past sickens the mind. Instead of a smooth flow at milliseconds processing speed between the various parts of the brain, our yesterday (past), today (present), and tomorrow (future), the flow is much slower. Its efficacy is diminished. The unresolved yesterday is challenged in providing the information the brain needs in making decisions for today and the future.

The consonance is lost, or out of sync. This exhibits itself as stress in the physical body, anxiety in the psychological sphere, and sheer disorientation in the total make-up of the person. The remedies to the loss cannot be applied until there is a real and full coming to the realization of the new normal. Only then can they be touched and handled by the remedies.

Grief, But Don't Lose Your Heart:

Picture Credit: Dimitriy Bilous / Getty Images
So, are you faced with any human experience today you need to grief for and over? GRIEF! Don't let anyone talk you into an unnecessary, fake macho appearance. You are human, and there is nothing wrong with that. Be human. Be You! Grief and let your soul come back to reality. "Time heals what reason cannot." (Seneca) Allow time to process what has occurred. In all stay within the boundaries of the Truth (The Word, The Way, and The Life). [John 14:6]

Don't let your sorrow take you away from the way of life. In the face of truth, your sorrow is sheer temporal. It exists only in time, it cannot take precedence over that which is eternal. Your visible loss is nothing in the face of the invisible. Your visible loss is only a daughter of that which is much bigger. Don't be sold out to the daughter that you miss the mother. Don't be too lost in the creation that you miss the creator.

What will make a major prophet of God make this prayer, 
“It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!” - 1 Kings 19:4b.
Did he really want to die? Was he really ready to die? If he was, why was he then running from Jezebel? Or, is there more to his prayer? 

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