How to Love & Accept Myself
Self-rejection is self-focus or self-absorption displayed by disapproving, despising, hating, disdaining, and/or spurning self; being engrossed with all my negatives (either real or imagined).
We know we are struggling with self-rejection when our lives are marked by:
We know we are struggling with pride when our lives are marked by:
Here's How to Get Over It
Pruning for Fruitfulness
These classes help us understand areas in which we often struggle and have trouble, to which we can apply the principles learned in the previousclasses to gain healing and freedom.
In this class you will learn the truth about why we were created and what we're doing here on earth. You will come to understand how shame, guilt and condemnation enter our lives and how to get out from under it. And you will receive instructional, step-by-step prayers to begin the healing process.
It's free! What have you got to lose??
Types of Offense
Events that include other people have the most opportunity to produce offense. The closer you are to another person, the more opportunity there is for friction. Friction has great potential to provoke offense.
As ironic as it may seem, you can become most offended because of events that include people you trust, care about, and love or of whom you have high expectations—those with whom you have some kind of relationship. A teacher or a boss may be people whom you neither love nor trust. But, because they have authority over you, you do have high expectations of them.
The other day I spoke with a friend who works to stay current. What I mean by "stay current" is forgive quickly when issues arise or offense comes. It is easy to let things build up, but if you stay current you deal with it as it comes.
She brought an issue up to her husband and normally this would result in yelling, heated emotions, the opposite of what she wanted: resolution and peace. However, this time, she had forgiven everything before going to speak to him and it went smoothly, better than expected.
A study was conducted recently around cultural values and forgiveness. We found it especially interesting since the cornerstone of the Christian walk, and much of what our classes focus on, is forgiveness.
The study asked people to identify their religious preferences and how much they valued forgiveness; the results are remarkable.
Author: Valerie Bixler
Valerie's life mission is to know God and make him known. She and her husband minister in Colorado Springs.
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