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Forgiveness Friday

Do you need examples of how to apply forgivness to various situations? Well thank goodness Psychology Today thought of some, Enjoy and let me know how your forgivness journey is going! Selah

Here’s how forgiveness can work in a range of situations where you’d have every right to be angry. It establishes a kinder mindset whether or not you decide to confront someone.

  • A good friend acts inconsiderately when she’s having a bad day.Remember, nobody’s perfect. You may want to let the incident slide. If you do mention it, don’t make this one-time slight into a big deal. Give your friend a break–forgive the lapse.
  • A coworker takes credit for your ideas. Do damage control, whether it means mentioning this situation to the coworker, your boss, or Human Resources, and don’t trust her with ideas in the future. However, try to forgive the coworker for being such a greedy, insecure, mean-spirited person that she has to stoop so low as to steal from you.
  • Your mother-in-law is needy or demanding. Keep setting kind but firm boundaries so over time you can reach palatable compromises. But also have mercy on the insecurities beneath her neediness and demands–perhaps fear of being alone, of aging, of being excluded from the family, of not being heard. This will soften your response to her.
  • You suffered childhood abuseThe healing process of recovering from abuse requires enormous compassion for yourself and is facilitated by support from other abuse survivors, family, friends, or a therapist. Still, if you feel ready to work towards forgiveness of an abuser, it necessitates seeing the brokenness and suffering that would make the person want to commit such grievous harm. You’re not excusing the behavior or returning to it, but grasping how emotionally crippled he or she is, a huge stretch of compassion, but the path to freedom.

You have voice, use it!

We have all had times where inside the Holy Spirit said “NO… Speak UP… Don’t do that …. Don’t go there” but do we listen to that voice?  This year I have learned to value the God in me. What do I mean by that? It means I am not just going to go along with things anymore just to make the people around me more comfortable. It means I will no longer hold my tongue when everything in me says “ Speak UP.” These things may sound easy for you to do, but for me, it has been a process. In the name of “protecting others feelings,” I dimmed the light God game me to shine. So now I honor the voice God gave me by using it. Selah. #SLiM

Forgiveness Friday:

Here we go again, how you gained peace, closure, and restoration from learning how to forgive. well here is the next step… Enjoy!

It’s that time again! Here is the third step in forgiveness, let me know how your Journey is going!

To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:

Begin to forgive. Hold the person you’re angry with clearly in your mind. Then ask yourself, “What emotional shortcomings caused him or her to treat me poorly?” This is what you want to have compassion for, the area to forgive. Definitely, don’t subject yourself to shabby treatment, but reach for compassion for the person’s emotional blindness or cold heart.

Forgivness Friday:

It’s that time again! Here is the second step in forgiveness, let me know how your Journey is going!

To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:

Honestly address your feelings. Talk to friends, your therapist, or other supportive people, but get the anger out. I also recommend writing your feelings down in a journal to purge negativity. Then, decide whether you want to raise the issue with someone.

Forgiveness Friday :

I love the topic of forgiveness because it truly is a topic of freedom. How can an individual be free from an event or painful happening in their life? One answer I found was through a psychology class and the answers aligned up with the word of God. I am going to introduce one step at a time and id like you to join me on this courageous journey. Each week we are going to take another step words the freedom of forgiveness. Enjoy these topics from Psychology today and let me know what you think!

To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:

Emotional Action Step. Be Bigger Than Anger–Practice Forgiveness Now

  1. Identify one person you’re angry with. Start with someone low on your list, not your rage-aholic father. Then you can get a taste of forgiveness quickly. After that, you can proceed to tackle more challenging targets.

Meditation Monday

Welcome back to meditation Monday!!!!!  In life, we need to learn how to turn off the “busyness” of life a tune into God. Sometimes the simple quiet moment is the very thing you need to reenergize your mind and soul. Enjoy this meditation session with Dr. Michael Beckwith.

Gratefulness:

If you are a child of God than you understand that you are alive today because God loves you and woke you up this morning. That is a reason to be grateful, and we as the people of God should start the day in gratefulness. Being appreciative of the life, love and freedom we have been given each day. Gratefulness then becomes our attitude through out the day with our children, spouse, and coworkers. When something goes wrong in the day, we can lean on that same gratefulness and appreciate the opportunity to live past and grow out of the stressful situation. You see, gratefulness is a tool that can transform your perspective in life, allowing you to breath a little deeper in appreciation of the life you were given and don’t deserve. Today decide to be grateful for the life you were given.

Future Queen…

Sometimes we are so proud of the work that we have done that we begin to stand on a thrown of our own making. This is a dangerous thing to do because God is the firm foundation in which the kingdom of prosperity and victory stands. If you alter the foundation, there is sure to be a crack in the seat you so comfortably sit in. You see the world is not even or fair and to trust it or its devices is to build your house on sand. Today, welcome the power of God into your life and allow His love to elevate you! Selah #SLiM

Meditation Monday:

Today we are introducing peace into your life. The truth is that you become who you think you are. If you don’t take a moment out of your day and tune into what God has called you to be then who then will you become. Mediation Monday is a tool ad reminder that your thoughts and mentality matters! Enjoy this meditation clip and let me know what you think! #SLiM

Work hard REST hard

When creating a world of creativity and success it’s important we remember the value in resting. When you rest you allow your thoughts and body to reenergize.  There is a scripture in Psalms 46:10 that says be still and know that I am God. Working all the time weighs on your heart and mind especially if you are doing work that is primarily a service for other people in the community. I wanted to remind someone today that it is OK to rest. Take an hour, half a day, 30 mins to quiet your body and thoughts and tune into a refreshing peace.

#SLiM

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