Pleasure overpowered pleasure. Delight overpowered delight. One love overpowered another. I began to wonder if my problems in life were rooted not merely in lack of self-control, discipline, or personal will power, but were rooted in misplaced delight.
But the reality was that I did have emotions, and I was ashamed at what my emotions would tell me about myself.
Putting on the right armor is only the first step. Make sure you’re fighting the right battles, too.
What she was saying was that there was no shame, and those thoughts of fear have been paid for by Jesus. But, He also wants not just forgiveness for our hearts and minds but freedom by turning and walking in a new direction. His desire for us is peace and abundant life.
We are grateful for the men who have empathized, encouraged, come alongside, and shared with us their journeys through the discipline of self talk, and now it’s time to hear from them…