March 21, 2017 at 12:12 AM #308678
I’m feeling trapped and abandoned by God. I’m in a situation that has escalated and I don’t know what to do. I fear saying anything to anyone.March 21, 2017 at 8:38 AM #308695
Tell me what’s going on, Cynthia.March 21, 2017 at 11:22 AM #308710
Praying for you Cynthia.March 21, 2017 at 11:28 AM #308711
Praying for you Cynthia! You are not alone ❤March 21, 2017 at 1:35 PM #308715
My actions have hurt someone and now I’m being constantly reminded of my wrongs. The verbal assaults are weighing me heavily down. I feel worthless and alone.March 21, 2017 at 2:05 PM #308723
When you get a chance, listen to this podcast on “escaping your regrettable past” http://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-67-escape-regrettable-past-2/
Also, read the Show Notes (outline notes).
And then check out this one, “Regret: Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity” http://rickthomas.net/regret-lingering-reminders-of-our-humanity/ This one is an article.
If you’re a supporting member, you can watch a full webinar on True Guilt v. False Guilt from our webinar page: http://rickthomas.net/welcome-webinar-page/ If you’re not a supporting member, no worries; the other things, above, will serve you. And, of course, you have us on the forum.
Peace,March 21, 2017 at 10:27 PM #308761
Thank you. What would I do when it seems as if every little thing is being critiqued? No matter how small the offense it or unintentional. And everything circles back to one issue. I just don’t know what to do.March 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM #309162
There is a lot to your good question, and many directions you can go. What I recommend is that you scroll through my “relationship category” articles and save some that jump out to you. You can find them here http://rickthomas.net/relationships/
There are nearly 300, so you can spend months reading and reflecting on this content, which I HIGHLY recommend.
Living in a critical environment has many sides to it, some of which impact the person being critiqued and some that pertain to the person doing the critiquing. There are different things to do for both.
Meaning, there are ways to confront the critiquing person, but that depends on what kind of person he/she is. If he’s humble and receptive and a Christian, that is one thing. If he is not humble and unteachable, that’s another thing.
Again, there is a lot to your very good question. Let our “sanctification center” (website) work for you. I’ve spent years loading the shelves. 😉March 29, 2017 at 11:51 PM #309362
I feel hopeless and trapped. Isolated and totally on my own.March 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM #309370
I don’t want you to be alone and without hope. Maybe you can answer a couple questions.
1) Can you share more specifics?
2) If not, can you share why not?
I feel hopeless and trapped. Isolated and totally on my own.
I’m feeling trapped and abandoned by God.
3) When you say feel, are you describing your perception, or a reality?
4) Would moving this discussion to our private supporting members forum be safer?
JulieApril 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM #309486
I’m not a supporting member so I don’t know if I can move to a private forum. I am in a place where someone is so offended by me that no matter what I say or do or don’t say or do there’s always confusion and turmoil. I don’t know what to do.April 1, 2017 at 10:15 AM #309487
Only supporting members can access the private forums. You can learn more about being a supporting member here http://rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/
If you want to continue to chat in this forum, let us know.
Oh, BTW, my last Life Over Coffee podcast was on that subject http://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-75-how-to-respond-to-gossip-and-broken-relationships/April 1, 2017 at 11:02 AM #309494
Thank you for responding.
I know you are trying to find help. That is good! Yet without more specifics I am not sure how to respond, other than giving more articles. Are the articles given so far helpful?
Are you able to speak freely here?
Have you fully repented? Here is an article on repentance: http://rickthomas.net/if-your-friend-is-not-changing-consider-this/
What do you mean when you say there is always confusion?
You might like today’s article: http://rickthomas.net/thoughts-reveal-functional-identity/
Thank you for your assistance.April 5, 2017 at 1:04 AM #309724
The articles have been helpful especially the one on bitterness. I can’t share details because of the complexity of the situation. I will continue to go through the articles.April 5, 2017 at 8:56 AM #309745
If you can be more specific in the future, please let us know what you can so we’ll be more able to bring specific care to you.
With that said, one of the best things you (or any other person on our site) can do is steadily comb through the content–reading, reflecting, praying, and changing. I don’t want any of our readers trying to “keep up with Rick” or his team by reading all the content they produce daily or weekly. That is not the best way to change.
One member recently said that it took five years of reading and reflecting on our content for it to take the right kind of root and bring change to their lives. That is a more realistic way to think about the change process.
Sadly, too many folks come to this site looking for something a little more “magic” and quicker. They are diappointed. The “persevering group” is not disappointed. So I appeal to you to peservere through the resources. You won’t be disappointed.
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