Monday, June 07, 2010

Dear Diary
For all too many people, childhood is not an idyllic time;
is a time to face unimaginable fears,
resulting from horrific abuse.

But God's Word reveals, the wounds of childhood
not only heal,
they can lead to the loving grace of wisdom,
and a heartfelt desire to help others achieve wholeness, too.

Refusing to let go of long-standing
regrets or grief is like trying to water
my garden with a hose that has huge holes in it.

Only a tiny trickle of water can come through.
Sometimes I am not aware that I still harbor energy-draining regrets - sometimes I am.

Admitting to past or present events that pull on my attention
and energy is an important step toward freeing my and moving on.

Day 2 Identify where energy leaks are coming from so I can reclaim my full energy.

Ask myself: “What incidents from the past still come to mind from time to time and make me feel angry, resentful, or unhappy?

Do I feel like a victim?

Do I secretly blame myself for contributing to someone’s harmful behavior or allowing them to act out and hurt me or others?”

I must seek God for the renewing of my mind.

I must see my life as God sees it.

This will release me & Give me joy.

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    What Serenemom71 said ...You are a blessing emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2838 days ago
  • MMPHELPS1970
    your blog really ministered to me. it's so hard to let go of childhood abuse and not see ourselves as victims, or harbor resentments/angry thoughts. i have a tattoo that says "grace" to remind me of God's grace in my life, for everything He has brought me through, for every beautiful blessing He has gifted me, and for the miracle He performed in preserving my tender, grateful heart and my desire to live a life worthy of Him. My newest album "At the Boogie Villa" is a collection of children's songs that celebrate life, values, friendship, family, and more. A generous portion of all proceeds go to New Day For Children. God is so good! Life is beautiful!
    2843 days ago
  • MCGS62
    nice job emoticon
    2843 days ago
  • BLAIR1957
    Amen SereneMom....isn't Jazzy amazing? I am so blessed by her posts! Thanks Jazzy for the time and thought you put into these videos to bless us with! emoticon
    2845 days ago
    Jazzy, I just sat and cried when I read your blog. Thank you for such an insightful blog. I was so terribly abused as a child and young adult, you could never imagine. Thanks for sharing. I will certainly thing about and take in what you said. Yes, regreting and thinking about the past is not only energy wasting but fruitless. I believe it is the devil trying to take me away from celebrating life today with God!

    Know that I think of and pray for you and your health daily!
    God has blessed you to be a true blessing to me, Jazzy, and to others!
    Love, your sister in Chris,
    Amy emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2846 days ago
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