Are you living in emotional bondage?

What is emotional bondage and how do we break free from it? One of the biggest forms of emotional bondage is a faulty mindset that we are not worthy of love and that we need to work for it. This mindset is usually acquired very early in life. Any form of abuse will open your mind to lies from Satan about your self-worth.

Were you molested, raped, neglected or beaten? When physically abused, especially as a child, you come to see yourself as bad, dirty or unworthy. Victims frequently become people pleasers and work hard to “make” others like them because of their low self-esteem. They don’t value themselves, so they tolerate more abusive behavior. Victims of abuse commonly believe in their hearts that they don’t deserve to be loved or treated well.

Mental and emotional abuse comes in many forms and is just as damaging. Were you constantly talked down to, told repeatedly how worthless you were, left waiting fearfully for the other shoe to drop? Were you threatened, bullied, intimidated, shamed or manipulated? If the people that were supposed to look out for and protect you did any of the above, the emotional scars can negatively affect every aspect of your life. You may believe that your value is based on what you do, not who you are, and overcompensate with perfectionism. You may believe that the only way to get things done right is to do them yourself. You could be a workaholic. You try to help everyone else while neglecting your own needs. You put up a good front but deep down you suffer from low self-confidence.

Satan uses faulty mindsets about our worth and value to rob us of the emotionally healthy life that God has planned for us. Seeing yourself as God see’s you is the only way to combat those lies and change your mindset. Healthy mindset, healthy life. So where do you get started?

The first step is inviting Christ into your heart and life. Tell Him that you are tired of trying to go it alone and turn your life over into His capable hands. Ask for forgiveness for your sins and for Him to give you a clean slate. Recognize that without Him you can do nothing.

It will take time, faith, and commitment to overcome your past hurts and resentments and begin seeing yourself as God sees you. We don’t make a mess of our lives overnight and we don’t fix them that way either. But when you lean on, trust in and rely on God to help you nothing is impossible.

I am living proof of what God can do when He’s invited into your life. Mine wasn’t an easy transition. Control freaks like me find it hard to truly let go and let God. But I can only imagine what a mess my life would be without Christ. I would certainly not still be married to the love of my life. He wouldn’t be sober and would almost certainly be dead. I may have already had a stroke or heart attach from the stress.

Instead I have a wonderful life with more peace and joy than I could ever have imaged. I want others to have it too. That’s why I am hosting my webinar on Thursday September 14th at 6:00 p.m. titled Breaking Free From Emotional Bondage. Would you like to identify the faulty mindsets that are keeping you in bondage? Would you like to have true emotional and spiritual health? Would you like to see yourself as God sees you and have all of the blessings He has set aside for you? Then you don’t want to miss this webinar. Click the link below to reserve your spot. I’m giving away a fireHD8 to one of the lucky attendees that stay’s until the end. Space is limited so sign up today. And please share this post with a friend.

God bless, Charisse

This is your link to sign up. I look forward to seeing you there : Breaking Free From Emotional Bondage

 

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