“The mere passing of time doesn’t make us whole. Simply saying the words, “I’m over that” doesn’t it so. Nor does burying the pain deep in the recesses of our mind. Healing is a process and if most of us are honest we know that getting over our past is — well — complicated.” (The 40-Day Surrender Fast, p. 23)
QOTD: What lies from childhood have you accepted as truth? In what ways do they continue to influence your thoughts and behavior?
This is a great question! I had to think about it for a minute, but one childhood belief that challenges my truthfulness is the belief that “Girls are always nice.” Therefore, when I am encouraged by the Holy Spirit to confront someone I have to fight thoughts like — Girls don’t challenge others who are wrong, Girls don’t speak up, Girls smile and keep quiet — before I am obedient.
My daughter Aaliyah is the complete opposite of me. Recently someone gave her a gift she didn’t like. She kinda nodded and went on to something else. I wanted to make her “oohh and aahh” over the gift, but thankfully I stopped myself from making her play nice.
Please comment below on what childhood beliefs you have accepted as truth.
With God all things are possible,
P.S. Today marks the last day of our preparation period. Continue to pray and meditate on God’s word throughout the weekend.
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