Monday, September 28, 2009

Life's Healing Choices

I have begun a long journey and I want you to join me.
This journey promises healing and healing is exactly what I need.I have begun a study on a book called "Life's Healing Choices: Freedom from Your Hurts, Hang-Ups, and Habits" by John Baker.
Hurts? I've got a basement full.
Hang-Ups? I've got plenty.
Habits? Too many too count.

"Happiness is a choice--and you can choose it one choice at a time:
Choice 1
Admitting Need
The Reality choice

Choice 2
Getting Help
The Hope Choice

Choice 3
Letting Go
The Commitment Choice

Choice 4
Coming Clean
The Housecleaning Choice

Choice 5
Making Changes
The Transformation Choice

Choice 6
Repairing Relationships
The Relationship Choice

Choice 7
Maintaining Momentum
The Maintenance Choice

Choice 8
Recycling Pain
The Sharing Choice

Regardless of what you are struggling with--whether it's emotional, financial, relational, spiritual, or sexual--the principals that lead to happiness and healing are always the same, and the choice is always yours."

I have made the first choice.
I have Admitted Need
I realize I'm not God
I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.

The consequences of playing God have brought me

I admit my weakness.

I admit that I am powerless to change my past
I admit that I am powerless to control other people
I admit that I am powerless to cope with my harmful habits, behaviors, and actions.

I am on a journey....
I crave healing.
I desire His best in my life.
I can't be my own God anymore.
I know Him, I love Him, I need to trust Him.
I have made 1 choice.
I have 7 choices to go.
I will recover.
I will be victorious.
I will be free in Him.

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  1. Hi A Love!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I've had fun exploring here. Your honesty is refreshing, your writing, engaging. I'll be back soon.

    Hugs to you,


  2. So glad I've found your blog. This post is exactly what I need.

  3. This is sooo good! Everyone can benefit from this book just like you said. I'm with you and I see so much "happiness" at the end of this study!

  4. I love this post. I am excited to join you on this journey...I'm in need too.

  5. I think we can all benefit from this.
    {just emailed you...}

  6. This is really powerful. I love the idea that we can't control others, or what they think. So true!

    Blessings on this journey,

  7. you are so awesome. Thank you so much for exposing your inner heart and sharing your struggle with us. Just for that - you will be blessed. You will be prayed for by me, among others, and you will be forever transformed because of this FAB study!

    LOOOVE you! xoxo

  8. I am so in need of a transformation too! It is so hard to give up all of the control and realize that we cannot do it all by ourself. I am so glad that I found your lovely blog. I am going to have to find this book, it sounds like just what I need.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful study. Keep us up on what you are learning.

  10. I just started last week and am starting a study group for it. I am so excited! We all should take this journey! I'll be praying for us both! :)

  11. That sounds absolutely transformative...

  12. Recovery is a long process but what treasures you will reap from it! Love you!

  13. Sounds like a powerful study...what is really standing out is how much you want to change and grow...and we all need that.

  14. I am so Glad that You found Me, so I could Find You..... I Love Your Postings, I must get the Book..... God Works in Such Amazing Ways ~