Anointed Courage

Encouraging words from lessons learned

Month: December 2015 (page 1 of 2)

Purge, Fast and Reset

Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.” Daniel 9:3

Most everyone’s answer to the question, “How are you?” is “Busy!” That may be the cultural norm but I cannot operate that way everyday or I suffer in all the areas that end with “-ally” physically, mentally, spiritually. I seem to have a disorder again clutter and chaos. I cannot operate well when I am in a room that is cluttered or messy. I feel stress and agitation. I feel this same way when my life gets too busy and chaotic.

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Everything is Temporary

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Circles in the Sand

A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” Proverbs 25:28

The book “Boundaries” from Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend is one of the most influential books I have ever read. I never knew what a boundary was when it came to my mental health. As I read this book, I realized my lack of boundaries and how I hated have them put against me. It is a long road to establish them and to continually enforce them. You have success and then you don’t. It can be frustrating and weary. But they are so important to keep.

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