This Morning I will begin this series with a brief introduction to "Breaking Unhealthy Life Patterns". In the following weeks I will post weekly content that address specific "Cycles". this morning I will lay out what these cycles are with a brief description of each one.
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BREAKING UNHEALTHY CYCLES INTRODUCTION
Why do I do the things I do?
People often find themselves reliving ‘painful experiences’ that repeat themselves in negative ways. This can be especially true is situations where the person has not yet resolved the underlying issues that lie just beneath the surface of those experiences. This, we will call an ‘unhealthy life cycle’. So, what are Unhealthy Life Cycles?
Unhealthy Life Cycles are patterns that repeat themselves reliving familiar events that keep us bound to those experiences and affect us in every area of life emotionally, relationally and spiritually.
Unhealthy life cycles are birthed and passed down from generation to generation through our families of origin. These unhealthy patterns are comprised of ‘values’, ‘beliefs’ and our own life experiences. When these values and experiences have been positive they ‘build us up’, but when they have been negative they ‘tear us down’ thereby, damaging our identity in the process.
Unhealthy Cycles repeat themselves because we;
A) May not be fully aware we are in a repeating pattern.
B) May know we are in an unhealthy pattern but not yet willing to make changes.
C) Are insecure and afraid of the unknown and stay in situations that are harmful to us.
D) Try to be stronger than we really are and try to handle our problems alone.
We can change even when we do not think we can. Our circumstances can turn around even if they look hopeless. Proverbs 13:12 tells us, Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 23:18 provides us with this encouragement;; There is surely hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dee Johnston Executive Director
Healing Hearts Ministry