Blog Post Inspiration:
“So often, I think we try to avoid regret–all the “should haves”–because we don’t want to be in that pain. Many times that is the best route. Sometimes, however, God wants us to revisit some areas, because they are still affecting us.
We may need to recall them to mind and process them so He can heal us and teach us valuable lessons, vital to our walk today.”
Excerpt by: Belah Rose
Book: Delight Your Husband: Make Him Crazy About You!
The Importance of Self-Reflection
Definition: “The activity of thinking about your own feelings and behavior, and the reasons that may lie behind them.” (Cambridge Dictionary)
It is important to self-reflect because we may be unaware of our own destructive habits. A destructive habit could be something as simple as turning down every compliment that is given with an attitude because of our lack of confidence in ourselves.
Turning down those compliments with an attitude by saying, “You’re just trying to be nice, stop it.” “ Oh, whatever, I’m not beautiful.” could be your way of telling others I’m uncomfortable in my own skin and I don’t want anyone else to see me as anything more than just a normal person. That person in this example truly believes that they aren’t special and that they aren’t beautiful.
This example should make you wonder. Where did those insecurities originate from? This person may have gone through an experience that caused them to see themselves differently.
The Mouth Speaks From The Overflow Of The Heart
The bible says in Luke 6:45 CSB “ A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.” This scripture is very clear that if something is going on in our hearts we will tell on ourselves eventually because your heart can only take but so much until it overflows no matter how strong we think we are. When the overflow happens everyone will be able to see what’s really going on in our heart and sometimes that’s when we lose control of our emotions, say anything out of our mouth and break down mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically too.
Protect Your Heart At All Cost
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Check out Proverbs 4 20-27. You will learn that in order to guard your heart you must fill it with God’s word. When our life is full of God’s truth and love then life will flow from our hearts.”
“You thought you were over it but in actuality you have been stagnant this entire time, you just didn’t know it.”
Self-reflection is crucial to our personal growth and personal wellness. We must have a desire to put in the work to eliminate destructive habits and create healthy ones. Self-reflection presents the opportunity for us to self-examine why we do what we do. As a result of us taking time to work on ourselves we will improve all other relationships in our life because we started with ourselves first. Your Improving your relationships in your life because you are aware of your triggers, you know when to leave a room, how to speak to people, what you say with your words that can hurt others etc.
Self-reflection is essential when we speak of our healing journeys. It can be so hard to go back and think about hurtful, painful memories, I am speaking from experience. It sucks because all you want to do is move forward with your life.
In order to move forward sometimes you have to revisit the past to see what valuable lessons were to be learned from that storm. Self-reflection presents a teaching moment with our father because sometimes when we don’t listen and don’t take that time to reflect we will end up in a cycle of constantly repeating history.
Wondering why in our mind we have moved forward but our heart is still playing that sad tune and our feet have remained stagnant.
© Copyright since 2021 Porchia Suber-Destined For Greater
I thank you Jesus for giving me insight to give my readers nourishment for their mind, body and soul. Rest kings and queens of the most high, soaking in the fact that God’s got us! You are Destined for Greater!
Blog Post Sources
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- Delight Your Husband: Make Him Crazy About You! By: Belah Rose
- Cambridge University Press 2020. Cambridge Dictionary. Self-Reflection Definition https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/self-reflection
- Got Questions Ministries 2020. Out Abundance heart mouth speaks. https://www.gotquestions.org/out-abundance-heart-mouth-speaks.html
- Bible Gateway 2020. Luke 6:45 https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Luke%206%3A45
- Bible Gateway 2020. Proverbs 4:23 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+4%3A23&version=KJV
- Apply God’s Word 2020. Guard Your Heart: What Does It Mean? (Proverbs 4:23)https://applygodsword.com/guard-your-heart-what-does-it-mean-proverbs-423/#:~:text=Share-,Proverbs%204%3A23,is%20what%20we%20must%20do.