Confidence 30 Day Challenge – Women’s Ministries Retreat Day 22

Day 22:

Ann came to me one day very upset. It seems Suzie, one of her employees who was also a good friend, was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Suzie, wanting to achieve and get ahead in life, had been overdosing on self-help motivational tapes. Over and over again she was told, “You can do it. You can do it.” In reality Susan couldn’t do it. “It” was causing her to lose her mind. Instead of feeling better about herself, she had become severely depressed and was on the brink of a collapse.

Ann and I chatted a few moments about the positive benefits of a deep relationship with God as the source of strength, confidence, and success in life. She began to dig in and learn who God was and how she could know Him better. Today Ann has a deep relationship with God. He has blessed her with a successful business and healthy relationships with friends and family.

Suzie, however, rebuffed Ann’s biblically centered advice and went on to become “her own god,” as she put it. She relied on herself and others to give her confidence and strength. As a result, Susan has left in her wake a trail of broken people, broken relationships, and broken promises. Suzie never did become brave just belligerent.

 

What false “hype” statement have you heard? Today, make note of hype in advertizing, the workplace, or from the mouths of those around you. When you hear it, repeat a statement of truth:

The Lord is with me; he is my helper. (Ps 118:7)

Día 22

 

Ann vino a mí un día muy contrariado, parece que Suzie, una de sus empleadas quien era también una buena amiga, estaba al borde de un ataque nervioso. Suzie, esperando realizar y salir adelante en su vida, estaba abusando  el uso de las grabaciones Auto Ayuda en Motivación. Vez tras vez se le decía: “Tu puedes hacerlo, tu puedes hacerlo”. En realidad Susan no podía. Esto estaba causando que ella estuviera perdiendo su mente, en vez de sentirse mejor acerca de su persona. Había caído en una depresión severa y estaba a punto de desplomarse.

 Ann y yo conversamos por unos momentos acerca  de los beneficios positivos de una relación estrecha con Dios como la fuente de fortaleza, confianza y éxito en la vida. Ella comenzó a profundizarse  y aprender quien era Dios y como ella podría conocerle mejor. Hoy Ann tiene una relación más estrecha con Dios y El le ha bendecido con un negocio prospero, salud excelente y una relación saludable con amigos y familiares.

Suzie por otro lado contradijo el consejo bibliocentrico de Ann y vino a ser su propio dios, como ella decía. Ella dependía de ella misma y otros para darse confianza y fortaleza. Como resultado Suzie nunca vino a ser valiente sino contenciosa. 

¿Que falsa y pomposa declaración has oído? Hoy, toma nota de pomposa publicidad del trabajo  o de las bocas a tu alrededor. Cuando la oigas repite una declaración de verdad: 

El Señor es conmigo El es mi ayudador. (Salmos 118:7)

 

(c) Pam Farrel www.Love-Wise.com

Pam Farrel will be one of special guests at the upcoming Florida Women’s Ministries Retreat. Continue to check back every day leading up to the retreat for a new challenge!

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