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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Conviction vs Condemnation - It's On Baby!

Because I think how I do and have such inner struggles with negative thoughts and expressions, I do agree that you must be careful how you raise your child as they can grow up living under negative space instead of positive. I didn't have positive people around me growing up and I can see the effects on my thoughts, self esteem and life overall.  I spend everyday trying to learn and pull myself out of the sludge.

"Ugh. Shame slithered up close and whispered, Look at you and all your  Bible studying...what good is it all? What good are you?"

The heaviness in my soul left me with this sinking feeling that I would never really be able to change. And a familiar thought ran through a well-worn pattern in my brain: I'll probably always be a slave o the raw emotions that catch me off guard.

What a lie.

If you are believing this same lie, hang on to this truth: Just the fact that you pray (are reading this book) is a sign of great progress. Refuse to wallow in the depressing angst condemnation brings. On the other hand, embrace any conviction you feel.

Condemnation defeats us. Conviction unlocks the greatest potential for change."

Taken from my devotional: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst
Thank you again +Rosey A  I pray for you.

It's taking me a journey to be free and it's worth it. Especially when you have little ones to mold. I want my children to be free.

I'm glad for moments where I can turn my thoughts into positive, even when my situation is dire. It is hard seeing all the things I need to work on, but it's better to get right on it as best as I can right.

What is your inner voice like? Is it more positive or more negative?
Do you have a favorite memory of someone encouraging you?
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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10 comments :

  1. i saw something like " Children are impressionable, make lasting impressions" or something like that... they do follow and feed off of our reactions...

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    1. That is a truth Noelle.
      Thank you.
      Happy Mother's Day :)

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  2. I love that you pray for me, because I know God hears you. :)

    I pray for you too, Colette, and I loved this write-up. When I started reading the first thing I was thinking is those are the lies we should never believe, and then you said that too. :)

    Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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    1. Thank you Rosey *HUGS*
      And Happy Mother's Day to you too :)

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  3. To that last statement about problems the only thing I have to say is "AMEN"! If that isn't the blessed truth. Just wanted to stop by quick to say I hope you had the HAPPIEST MOTHER'S DAY EVER! With those two little Angels I know you did! HUGS!

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    1. Oh Dolly I did! Thank you so much. *HUGS*
      I hope you had a blessed time too!

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  4. I think it's wonderful that you continue to work towards being what you want to be. You are a dear, special lady, Colette!

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    1. Thank you Liz.
      Might as well improve going forward right :)

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  5. I like that saying - the quote. I am one that seldom runs away. I wish I did at times. I usually face my issues head-on and even go to it. Sigh~

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    1. We all choose what works for us right? *HUGS*

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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