Each one of us struggle with hidden pain. The problem is that we go through life and never work through our issues, but instead we fake it and act like everything is fine. In the first of a three part series entitled Anxious and Faking It, we're talking about how we hide this pain and how we need to dig it out and seek freedom.
Episode Key Points
Pain → Insecurity → Lies we believe → Self-Medication or numbing
Our pain is rooted in our past experience and our guilt
We aren’t meant for this world. We’re meant to be with Jesus in heaven. You always have to return to the original story of creation. We were created to be in a relationship with God.
Confession helps bring everything into the light.
Honesty brings healthy community.
Questions to Ponder
Are you afraid you're not good enough?
Do you feel like you are loved?
"Sometimes we respond to insecurity by numbing ourselves. Consuming drugs and alcohol, viewing pornography, or overloading on social media or shopping are like putting a zombie mask over our emotions. Why feel sad when you can have an instant hit of dopamine from Amazon Prime? The problem with numbing is that,to quote Brené Brown, ‘We cannot selectively numb emotions.When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.’ Eventually you end up without pain or pleasure, joy or sadness. You just feel nothing." - Levi Lusko
I Declare War by Levi Lusko: amzn.to/384sIYh
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