22 June 2015
How do you Feel – Assignments
Greetings Dear Reader,
One of the ways in which we deny others healing is in telling them how they should feel. We either deny them the feelings they have or we tell them how they should feel. Both of these choices create a painful lack of freedom and health.
We must let people feel how they feel. When someone is hurting telling him or her not to feel that way is denying them honesty. There are feelings we are to master but that is not the same as denying a feeling.
The other side of the coin is telling someone how he or she should feel. Assigning your own feelings about something to someone else is also dishonest. If something is hindering feelings appropriate to a situation then there is an issue to be resolved. This does not mean that I get to dictate how someone feels.
Learning how someone honestly feels about a situation is key to honest communication. It is also key being the best help I can be for someone. If I do not assure that my attention is focused on a true and honest circumstance my assistance may be way off base.
Asking “How do you feel?” must be an open and honest question. I must stand by with love and compassion ready to accept people where they are. It is what Christ does for me and what I must do for others.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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