Have you ever over reacted? I have learned, over the years, that when I over react to pay attention. The situation in my present has just triggered some buried emotional pain. The Lord is right then actively answering my continual prayer to reveal the hidden that still keeps me bound.
You see, I was a stuffer until 1983. I learned then how to forgive from my heart, and my life radically changed. Healing of past hurts is a process. I self-published my first book in 2005. “Freedom! From Past Hurts” with a chapter entitled “Bitterroot Judgments, Pronouncements, and Inner Vows” That came directly from my journey into healing. “Concealed Rage” was another.
Reactions are a red light to stop. I ask the Holy Spirit right then why I over reacted. It helps me to ask, ‘What do I believe about myself right now?’ I ask in the heat of the emotional trigger.
It is His word that divides between our soul and our spirit and reveals our true intentions. I often find answers in my daily reading. It is all written for our learning. The reason I stuffed things was because I didn’t know what to do with them. He does.
Through my relationship with the Lord, He has built up my faith and confidence in Him. In my quiet time, when my heart is still, He gives me insights that set me free. All my writings are from those insights.
Yesterday I read Ezekiel 14. It is talking about idols in the heart. Verse 4 says, “Therefore speak to them, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Everyone of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, and puts before him what causes him to stumble into iniquity, and then comes to the prophet, I the Lord will answer him who comes, according to the multitude of his idols.”
I have a short ebook on Amazon called “Heart-Idols Are Idle Worship: futile, empty, worthless pursuits.” It talks about the needed building blocks that the Lord lays in our heart before He reveals the hidden. He graciously prepares us for His revealing.