> Privacy is the #freedom to be imperfect
It is #acceptance of who we are and everything that we have been.
Owning our own lives is the essence of freedom, and there is no love without freedom. Freedom realizes oneself, and love motivates us to give that self to others. When we give before we are free and truly own ourselves, we have fallen short of servanthood and into slavery. Realize what you own, and then share yourself with others. This is to fulfill the law of Christ.
I am learning this the hard way currently with someone who's been dear to my heart for quite a while now. It is hard to accept someone's choices when they go against what you want - but that's what love is, to be for someone even when they go against you.
I am glad, God is nonetheless within the picture, and that ultimately he's in control. He is the source for everything life-giving. He is my provider, and he will help me to handle whatever I may go through. He is with me, because he is for me.
There's a #difference between humans and any other living creature.
Animals can't decide to love their enemy.
But humans have the capacity to love our enemies.
Do you believe that happened randomly?
I believe there's a purpose behind that.
I am going to do a School about Biblical/Christian Worldview, with #YWAM.
We will start on the 17th january, and still have open spots for you to join!
If you want to have more info, reply to me with a private comment :)
For example, one way how to be honest to yourself is to acknowledge that, what happened to you was wrong.
#Truth is, that if you were abused, you will have feelings about that. Naming those feelings truthfully is not wrong. You may need some help with your feelings, but naming them is the first step in that direction. You cannot very well seek help for something you refuse to identify or discuss.
If you are wounded - in any area of your life - then let me tell you one thing:
If you compare your hurt to the hurt of other people, then stop doing that. It is no good for you. Your hurt is your hurt, and other peoples hurt is their hurt. Just because someone else might have [had] it worse than you, doesn't take away from the damage you are experiencing.
I dare you to make a decision; decide to start being honest to yourself! It hurts!
> Growing up emotionally neglected is like nearly dying of thirst just outside the fenced off fountain of a parent’s kindness and interest. Emotional neglect makes children feel worthless, unlovable and excruciatingly empty, with a hunger that gnaws deeply at the center of their being, leaving them starving for human warmth and comfort - a hunger that often morphs over time into an insatiable appetite for substances and/or addictive processes.
> "One way to a solution is asking yourself where you could find people who are able to empathize and emotionally connect."
After having been relocated for about 25 times in my life, between different cultures and even societal levels. Sure.
I'm not trying to offend. I am just in extreme despair.
It is an overwhelming pain in my mind. I have no idea how to escape that isolation. I don't believe there's hope.
One of the worst things in life is people being caught up in their own problems and not connecting with others.
When you experienced that often enough, you fail to believe that there are people that are actually interested in you. You cannot imagine anymore that anyone could ever care about your experience.
In Luke 15:1 it says
> Tax collectors and other notorius sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach.
Whereever Jesus was being taught, it attracted people who were living opposite of what he was teaching about!
The church is a place not for christians only. It's for _all_ people to explore and experience what Christ has done for us.
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