Forgiveness is Medicine |\\ One of the core components of my wellness philosophy is forgiveness. If you cannot first forgive (yourself and others), you will forever carry around a level of brokenness with you. You can never be truly 💯% free.
There are many psychological and physiological benefits to forgiveness including: lowered stress, lower occurrence of depression, less fatigue and overall improved quality of life. Your willpower and enthusiasm would increase as well. You’d be able to accomplish new goals and expand your social support network and have healthy relationships. Learn to set healthy boundaries, accept & respect others and love yourself.
Is a grudge worth shortening your own life? Have your judged someone or a situation unfairly or held on to unnecessary resentment? Jumping to conclusions, trying to meet unreasonable expectations of others, and making assumptions also leads to heightened stress and anxiety. Let that go. LET. IT. GO. If it’s an unhealthy relationship, forgive and seek understanding and/or let that go if needed. Let it go and lighten your load. Your health and mental sanity are worth everything.
Perceive life from a different, more positive viewpoint and expand your own possibilities. Forgiveness empowers you. Tap into that and show us what you’ve got! I wanna see you shine ✨. Live and love long and well my friends.
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It feels heavy, not wanting to burden others with secrets. I've always been open and honest about myself to a fault. But these last few years put me in a shell. My boss once asked in genuine concern what happened to my wrist, as it was wrapped up. In that moment, making a joke about wrestling a bear was the best I could come up with. I fell down the stairs or I ran into a doorknob wouldn't have worked. But, I could have totally gone hiking over the weekend right? We both knew I was lying and I've never felt more in solidarity with the lying victims of Law&Order SVU. I lied because I DIDN'T want to be the "victim". Your reluctancy, hope, belief in possibilities and shame keep you from taking care of yourself, and you stay.
And leaving would be misunderstood. Why? Because some would not believe that such ugliness could come from a man who holds the door for you in public displays of chivalry. Note: dogs can hold doors. Do you know how many charming serial killers there are? Watch any one season of Criminal Minds for a clue. Leaving is also hard due to fear of the unknown, along with other psychological mind games I'm not qualified to explain. But it rules out the, "why did you stay so long?" And if you are in this situation, remember those lovely people who you've heard say this, are also not qualified, so don't take offense.
When you leave...be ready for the continued ways he will still try to abuse you. Mental abuse can occur, without a word. Be ready to cry randomly because its ok to be disappointed and hurt. No one deserves mistreatment, its ok to cry about that. Relax, it will eventually stop. Being ashamed has no place in your healing process so don't even try it. Shame is what your abuser will count on in hopes you say nothing and they can continue to keep you engulfed their pool of toxicity.
Two things I'm grateful for: I am grateful to know my Creator. I'm dealing with much, but God is greater than & he sees all.
Jesus had just finished explaining a simple and direct way to pray.
He concluded by reminding his listeners that forgiveness is essential to walking with God. One must forgive those who sin against you so that God also might forgive you when you need it.
Forgiveness removes barriers. Forgiving others who have hurt or used you sets you free from their actions. No longer are you bound up by what they did.
When you forgive, it also clears your relationship with God. When you don’t forgive, it places a barrier between you and God. You can’t clearly connect with him and he cannot freely move in your life. The longer it piles up, the more disconnected you become.
I know I have struggled with unforgiveness in my heart and when I do, I can’t seem to even pray. It shuts down my connection and hardens my heart. I become grumpy, short, distant and stymied.
But when I forgive, I feel the weight roll off my shoulders. It clears my heart to talk with God freely. It lightens my life and allows me to love. No more grumpy, frumpy, sour me!
One of the fastest ways to begin forgiveness is to recount how God has forgiven me through Jesus. He willingly forgave my rebellion and rejection and welcomed me into his family. When I remember this, it helps me turn around and extend forgiveness to those who have hurt me.
How about you? How have you experienced forgiveness? How have your extended it?
With the Tyrek Hill confusing and sad situation, if we are not protecting our children then aren't we hurting them rather physically or with neglect, I realized how far I've come since my 23year old son , tough love and refuse to allow him to just walk over the family , but he learned it wasn't easy and I dont regret being tough on him , I remember the times of having to go outside and pick my switch off the tree or the times my brother and I had to sit at the table until all the food was gone , or wait then we got popped in the mouth if we talked back , I love and respected my mom enough to do right and make her proud , although I feel today's kids lack respect, I also feel physical discipline isn't always the right choose, I think today's parents are kids themselves and don't have tools because they're parents was kids as well to properly physically discipline a child with love and compassion without abusing them , with my 9yr old he use to get popped as he was coming up 2-4 age and that was enough for him not fear but respect and love me enough to listen and do well . Young fathers need old good fathers to help and give them advice on the mistakes we made , men just dont talk like we should, raising kids not one fits all , so we should talk to as many fathers as possible , we all have the same story with funny and interesting twist #fatherandson#kingthoughts#hiitworkout#cardio#crossfit#benchpress#deadlifts#squats#pullups#Fitness#fitlife#Fit4Christ#Veggies#Biceps#Ticeps#muscleink#bodybuilding#drinklotsofwater#cleaneating#militoryPress#TRUSTGOD#letthebibleguideyourlife#loveNOThate#Forgivesoyoucanbeforgiven#bible#blessed#personaltrainer#purpose#Gymflow#noweapon
KNOW YOUR OPPONENT Lucifer (name means ‘light bearer’) was involved with music and therefore worship before God. But because of Lucifer’s exceeding beauty and greatness, he became prideful and rebelled against God. What people think this image is what most think Satan looks like , he has put a image in generations minds to think when he comes into your life he looks scary WRONG, he is the god of the air , be careful what you listen and look at , Satan Job is to make u not believe his way is the right way , his name reveals who he is.The Hebrew word śāṭān, meaning “accuser” or “adversary,” occurs several times throughout the Hebrew Bible and refers to enemies both human and celestial alike , so yea he not your friend. Matt 13:19 Jesus spoke about Satan , John 34 as God mentions Satan in Gen 3 , origin of Satan , his original name was Lucifer the word means in the Hebrew tongue light bearer of the light . Satan originally was one of God’s angels, created by Him to carry out His will. But apparently Satan became filled with jealousy and pride, and he decided that he would lead a rebellion against God so he could take God’s place as the ruler of all creation.
But Satan’s rebellion failed, and he was cast out of heaven. Now Satan and those who followed him are fallen angels aka Demons —no longer part of God’s heavenly army, but separated from heaven’s glory forever. He still is powerful, however, and he still does everything he can to block God’s plan for our lives. Don’t be deceived; Satan is your enemy, and he will do everything he can to keep you from God