Posts Tagged‘inspirational’

Stumbling block to emotional healing

Life sometimes throws a curve ball our way so forceful that our plans and dreams are shattered into pieces and leave us so broken to the point where it is easy to get stuck in our pain.   It takes great courage to get up and move on but so worth it because for every end there is a new beginning. will not in any way undermine the grief that is associated with the lost of a loved one, the end of a relationship, loss of a job or any other tragedy that you may have faced.  However, someone was hurt…

HANDLING GOSSIPING WHILE WEATHERING THE STORMS OF DIVORCE

  After 17 years of marriage my husband and I got divorced. You may also want to read “Weathering the Storms of Divorce.” That period was the darkest and most painful time in my life and the last thing I wanted was for people to be gossiping about us – wishful thinking.  I assumed people were gossiping before but it was when my husband and I legally separated that the gossiping escalated and sadly the people who talked about us were not just strangers; some were other church members, families and friends. If only it were true that “stick and…

Steps I took to survive the storms of divorce

In my previous blog “Weathering the storms of divorce” I shared my emotional roller coaster I experienced during the separation and subsequent divorce after 17 years of marriage. I was at a very dangerous cross road and I had to decide whether I would die for the husband who had betrayed my trust or live for my children. I chose to live and fought with depression and hopelessness to regain myself. Here are some of the steps I took to survive the storms of divorce: I sought professional counselling – I decided to seek professionally counselling. Fortunately for me I was studying…

Weathering the storms of divorce

have had my shares of challenges in my life but the most hurtful, painful and devastating experience I had was when my marriage fell apart and ended in divorce after 17 years of togetherness – not even the death of my mother was this painful. I went through so much emotional turmoil that I totally get why people try to drown their sorrows in a bottle.  I also came to fully realize the thin line that exist between sane and insanity. In the early stage I was in so much disbelief and shock.  I never imagined that this could happen…

GIVE GOD THE BROKEN PIECES

    There are no appropriate adjectives to describe how it feels to have a broken heart.  Only those who have experienced it truly understand the pain.  Hearts are broken as a result of many reasons such as the death of a loved one, betrayal, and the end of a relationship.  As far as I know there are no medicines or physical treatments that are available to heal a broken heart. No wonder the Lord makes it a priority to be close to the broken-hearted  because He knows He is the only one who can heal this type of wound . …

I have all right to be an angry single mother!

got divorced after 17 years of marriage. I am in my forties, raising two kids with minimal child support. My ex remarried to a younger woman four months after the divorce was finalized, has a new family, prospering financially and has moved on with his new life. While my life on the other hand revolves around the children: homework, dinner, doctor and dentist appointment and so forth. How did I get here? After all, I did the right thing; I got married to a nice Christian man before I had my children as the last thing I wanted was to…

YIELD TO THE PROCESS

Have you ever notice that when you are hurrying you seem to make a mess of things, no wonder it is said that “haste make waste?” It may sound like a cliche’ but anything worthwhile in life takes time. When we rush we tend to miss important details. Slow down, do not manipulate the situation, thing or person. In the right time if it is meant to be things will fall into place. Yield to the process. Uldean

If you were to lose it all would you continue to serve God?

  Almost anyone can worship God in the good times. Satan said to God, Job serves you because he is prosperous, healthy and has a good family. “Would Job worship you if he got nothing out of it?” (Job 1:9) The same challenge stands today, if you were to lose it all would you continue to serve God? None of us like difficulties, often times when we are faced with adversity many of us ask God why he would allow bad things to happen to His people. But if we worship God because everything in our lives is perfect then…

VENGEANCE BELONGS TO GOD

t feels unfair, you want to take matters into your own hands. Why does it feel he/she is getting away with the hurtful thing that was done. “Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. (Rms 12:19) Remember God’s word will not return unto Him void but will accomplish that which it sets out to do. God works with time and season. Trust Him. Uldean

Know when to let go

ot’s wife looked back and got stuck when she turned into a pillar of salt. The rest of the family did not and entered into a new land and a new life. The choice is ours to be like Lot’s wife or the rest of the family. It is the same situation only different choices! We can continue to look back on what we have lost or move forward and build a new life.  Choose to get better, not bitter! Uldean