When we’ve been abused, our spirit feels crushed, our soul feels shame, and our body’s energy is down. We can even think that somehow the abuse is our fault. The “friend” who is the abuser has behaved in such a way as to move us from perhaps a healthy outlook on life, to the line of thought and swamp of emotions, that not only do we hurt, but also we think that we’re so unworthy that no one could value us anymore. And so we don’t value ourselves either. Spiritual abuse is a real downer.
I’m here to tell you that that’s not the way it’s supposed to be in the Body of Christ. That kind of abuse is utterly abominable, and it’s not your fault. Let me say that again. It’s not your fault! Spiritual abuse is an external event that someone else caused to happen to us. And it is abominable and totally opposite of anything remotely Christ-like!
How is it supposed to be? ...
The purpose of my website reads: “Empowering women who have been spiritually abused by someone in their church, to discover their path through healing toward unleashing their Ultimate Creative Potential in Christ.” Today’s blog is about the phrase “Ultimate Creative Potential in Christ.”
I’ve been collecting ideas for quite some time, for various ways to define that phrase. I hope that working with you all will cause my definition to grow, as I listen to your experiences. But for now, I will offer over several blog entries, my beginning definition for “Ultimate Creative Potential in Christ”:
"Growing throughout life into an ever wiser and stronger maturity, with faith, hope, love, and joy, while being able to express our unique creativity with all the giftedness that the Lord has given us, in order to serve God, Self, and Others in His Kingdom."
Over time, our “ever wiser, stronger...