“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
Hello, I am glad you have decided to continue with the “Journey of Freedom” Program! This journey is continuous – until Jesus comes back to take us home, we will be growing and making sure NOTHING is holding us back from our COMPLETE BREAKTHROUGH!! As the Word tells us in Romans 12:1-2, we must not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing our mind so we can prove what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. The Word will transform our minds so that we can grow in God!! Praise God that you made it this far and for Him taking you all the way!!
Today, Minister Everett James and I are continuing with the next part of the “Journey of Freedom” Program, the “Emotional Healing” Series. Just as our previous programs, “Importance of Forgiveness,” "Violence & Abuse," and “Angry Management” Program, we will meet every Monday, unless there is a holiday, via Zoom, at 5:30 pm Central time, which is 6:30 pm Eastern time. If we don’t have a live session that week, the teaching for that week will still be posted on our blog websites: www.abusedwoman.ning.com/, & Eastern Missouri Bible College.
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Agenda Session Eight – Part 1H – 5-1-2023
1. Start the session with prayer – ask Holy Spirit to give you understanding and give you inner healing as He reveals to you what issues need to be dealt with in your heart/soul.
2. Study each part of the session – all programs focus on the healing of the spirit, soul, & body.
3. Rap Up – write down any questions you may and we will go over them at the next meeting.
4. Homework: The only homework for this series is for you to keep a journal as the Holy Spirit reveals to you what issues from your past has not been dealt Ask God how to deal with them and keep a journal of what He said; check off each issue that you dealt with as you are healed from the pain of that hurt.
5. Close in Prayer – just pray what you feel in your heart.
6. NEXT SESSION: “Emotional Healing” – Parts 1I & 1J – May 8, 2023.
Lesson: Session Eight, Part 1H – 5-1-2023 – Study This Part - NO YouTube Video
I remember hearing a Pastor say years ago something to the fact that we will never conquer what we won’t deal with. Therefore, ALL issues from our past and what is happening now must be dealt with, no matter how insignificant you think they are! To deal with your issues, you first must be honest with yourself and God (although God already knows He wants you to tell Him, and HE WILL help you deal with them – PARTNER WITH GOD, AND HE WILL SET YOU FREE).
I want to pray for you now: “God’s BLESSINGS to you all, and I pray for your complete deliverance in the name of Jesus!”
God has so much more for your life than what is happening now; you have not reached your full potential in God – don’t settle for where you are now!!! You must move forward to be all that God wants you to be!! To move forward, you must stop trying to please everybody (this will help prevent issues); you cannot please everybody!! Stop losing your identity and taking on others’ identities to satisfy them!! Stop it!!
That is what happened to me; I lost my identity trying to please people – I put their needs before mine! I had taken on husbands, so-called friends, family, etc., identities to please them and forgot about what I liked and disliked – I got lost in their identity and forgot who I was. Now, God is teaching me who I am and what I like and dislike. God is letting me know it is okay to be picky about food, hair, clothes, etc. I used to get teased so much about being picky with food until I began to think it was wrong, but God let me know, no, it is okay! Be whom God made you to be; I cannot stress that enough! Stop trying to be like this person or that person and be whom God said YOU are! God has made us differently; we do not all have the same personality.
Just because you are married does not mean you are to take on your spouse’s identity; their personality. Yes, God said you become one when you marry, but that does not mean you are not an individual. God is not saying to forget who you are and take on their personality, like everything they like, do everything to please them, and forget about yourself.
Jesus came so we could have life more abundantly – that does not mean having a big house, the most expensive cars in the garage, plenty of money in the bank, etc.; these things are the result of abundance; they are not the abundant life – the abundant life deals with the quality of our life; not quantity. What good does it do you to have all these things and your life is jacked up; full of drama? If God is not the head of your life, if you have strayed off the path (or never been on it), God has still ordered your life. If you are NOT doing what God has called you to do, and if you are doing your own thang, those material things will not help you. You might even be thinking you worked hard to get where you are, thinking it is YOUR knowledge of business that made you who you are today – that has prospered you – you are sadly mistaken; it is because of God’s love, mercy, and grace for you, that you are where you are today – it was GOD Who kept you in so many ways!! Why not stop, and give God praise and thank HIM for keeping you through ALL you have been through – the enemy wanted to destroy you, BUT GOD SAID, “NO!!!”
A testimony cannot be birth out of denial – you still are blind if you are saying, “That did not happen to me” in your mind – either you are not willing to face the truth or do not know you are in denial – either way, you are still in bondage to those past issues. A person will only have a testimony when he/she is free from the thing(s) which he/she bound; then, the person can go and tell what the Lord has done and help someone else get set free.
I believe God wanted me to share my revelations He gave me about myself with you, so that is why I am doing it. I pray that as you read this, God will open the eyes of your heart and allow you to see things from YOUR past, childhood, or whatever else that has you in bondage and that He will give you your way of escape. I don’t care how spiritual, saved, strong, anointed, etc., you think you are. There are traumatic things that occur in life that can knock you to your knees and have you not wanting to get up. I ask you not to be fooled into saying, “It could never happen to me,” or “That does not bother me!” It does and affects you in ways you would never realize unless you allow God to open your eyes to HIS truth.
God’s BLESSINGS to you as you go through YOUR process of discovering who you REALLY are in Christ!! And once you KNOW this, NO trauma of ANY KIND can hold you back from pursuing God in the way Jesus died for you to – so you could have an ULTIMATE relationship with God, your Father, and Creator!! DON’T ALLOW ANYTHING TO STOP YOU FROM HAVING A ONE-ON-ONE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD!! Jesus gave HIS life so that YOU could have a relationship with the Father!!
“Emotional Healing,” Session Eight, Part 1H – 5-1-2023 – NO YouTube Video
God's BLESSINGS, to you all and your families!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD
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