Sunday, June 28, 2009

Transformation Opportunity - 6/28/2009

Today's Mental Image:
Being Separated

Unresolved hurt is going to do just that - hurt.
Often this person will do something to ease the pain.

He may feel strong "cravings" for sex or food or alcohol to make himself feel better.

He may feel driven to work and achieve at the expense of his loved ones.
He may lust after material things, or he may strive for power to cover up his feelings of being small.

Whatever the"drug of choice," unresolved hurt can tempt a person to sin.
The hurt is not the sin.
The sin is the way that the person deals with the pain and emptiness.
It is a result of trying to meet a valid need in a sinful way.
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Sin is failing to depend on God and not saying yes to his grace in all its various forms.
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Chapter 16, "Pulling the Weeds: The problem of sin and temptation,
by Doctors Henry Cloud and John Townsend
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