Reflection On Healing For Damaged Emotions

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The mystery of the self and relationships has given way to numerous books lining the shelves in bookstores for years, as well as filling the wallets of counselors. Pride, humility, personality type, and introspection are merely a few terms that come to mind when reflecting on pertinent items dealing with these topics. When examining the relationships in one’s life a certain ingredient is relevant, and that is self-awareness of who one is in relation to God, self, and other people. The lack of such comprehension can result in turbulent or failed relationships, revealing the importance of attaining insight into one’s self-image and recognizing areas of strength and weakness. Understanding the foundation that one’s worldview stands on also contributes …show more content…
One assignment required the composition of my worldview, which before the class I had not dedicated much thought towards. I believed in Jesus, but lacked a deep spiritual understanding of my connection to Him, and for the first time equated my beliefs to that of a Christian worldview, as well as examined the implications of this declaration. In the book titled Healing for Damaged Emotions (2002), the author illustrates a pitfall of striving to be perfect by stating, “perfectionism produces a distorted picture of God with feelings of doubt, rebellion, and anger against a God you can never please” (Seamands, p. 89). The words hit at the very core of my soul, and I am in the process of rearranging my mentality regarding my relationship with God. There is a correlation between this author’s claim and what I am learning about ‘lifetraps’, as it portrays my tendency to fall under unrelenting standards (Lifetrap descriptions, n.d., para. 17), which is something I was blind to concerning how I relate to God. I am becoming more intentional in acknowledging the importance of faith and grace within my daily life. Scripture states, “but without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV). It is by faith that I can believe in …show more content…
A key aspect of relations with others is well summed up in this statement, “if authenticity does not enter in soon, the two parties from an uneasy kind of pseudo-friendship that creates more pretense than pleasure” (Parrott & Parrott, 1998, pp. 84-85). The term ‘pseudo’ can also preface the terms marriage, child/parent; thereby, offering a platform to launch a sincere examination to expose the status of all relationships in my life. A noticeable area of insight is the need to question my level of dedication to those who a part of my life, and an approach is to check in with friends and family on the matter. It is easier at times to assume all is well with a loved one, yet, for me to grow in this arena, there is value in hearing out another’s perspective. Additionally, by continuing to integrate the knowledge God imparts on me about Himself, as well as my purpose for His Kingdom, my genuineness will enhance my relations with

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