"Putting Away Childish Things"

"Putting Away Childish Things"
When reading 1 Corinthians 13:11, I think it has been misinterpreted when read because for some reason many think they have to be these "serious" people when reading “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” That had nothing to do with getting rid of the playfulness and enjoyment in life. This verse meant the immaturity of the child in that his development of understanding, thinking, and speech had not yet matured. In fact, the Corinthians were overvaluing tongues and undervaluing love. 

Becoming a man and putting away childish things is learning to follow God’s commands, not focusing on how to live as society leads you to live (see Romans 12:2). A developing child often gains knowledge creating a loss of innocence. The knowledge gained from a child often comes from the influence and actions of parents. That knowledge may be something they weren't quite ready to know. Our environments can lead children to live lives with stress rather than playful and carefree, and the children need more of a loving environment to keep the childlike spirit that we all need in life-including adults.

The first and greatest commandment is “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

Learning to love others is so important as we sometimes forget to seek after truth when it comes to loving one another. In 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, we find that the Apostle Paul describes love by personifying it with 16 action verbs. Love forbears. It acts mercifully. It does not enviously want what other people have. It does not brag. It does not puff up. It does not act obscenely. It does not demand its own way. It does not become irritable or angry. It does not strive to get even with others. It does not delight in injustice. It rejoices with the truth. It endures anything for the sake of the gospel. It generously believes the best about others rather than being sinfully cynical. It wants others to flourish. It keeps on enduring. It lasts forever.
If you have a difficult time loving others as God commanded us to do, don’t beat yourself up. This life is a journey and now is the time to begin moving towards freedom in our hearts. Join my Facebook community to continue being nurtured and cared for as you grow into the woman of God you desire to be.

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"As a woman thinketh in her heart..."

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I was so excited about having a child because I thought after the emotional traumas, one namely being raped, that I had been through in my life that I could not get pregnant. But, when I found out I was pregnant, I could not wait to tell everybody. 
My husband at the time seemed happy too, but I soon found out that he was cheating on me while I was carrying his baby. So many hurtful thoughts came into my mind. I was in a place all alone because he was in the military, so I tried to listen to some of the older saints at the church that we began to go to, and I tried to stay and make our marriage work. I was happy about having our baby, but anger, resentment, and pain were being buried deep down in my soul. Those wounds were leading to wanting to harm him and myself.

Anxiety is a mental health condition that can cause feelings of worry, fear, or tension. For some people, anxiety can also cause panic attacks and extreme physical symptoms, like chest pain.

Eventually, I learned how to love and be loved. My thoughts had to begin to change from negative to positive, and I eventually began to see that if I held on to all the things that were bothering me instead of getting it out of my mind, they stayed there, and it became a bigger worry and frustration for me. That’s why I began to share my story to start shedding those old feelings and begin being made whole.
In my community, I teach how to deal with emotions and feelings by using essential oils. It really helped me to remember things-good and bad-so that I could stop blocking my blessings. The numbness was wearing on my physical body in such a way that anxiety was only growing. But now, I can breathe again, and I want anyone who is suffering from anxiety and depression to be free from these things. Watch my video on how to get free from those feelings here.
I also have a course that is made with mothers in mind who deal with stress and tension and do not know how to let go of the stress. I teach you how to first, start loving on yourself more, then you can begin sharing that love with your baby through learning how to massage them and it can be such an amazing experience for you and your child. Learning to love and be loved can be a journey, but it is a journey worth going through the motions for healing. Check it out here.

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