From Fear Led to Spirit Led Living
Jesus had the ideal secure attachment to God. He did what he saw his Father doing, and only what he saw his Father doing. They worked together as one.
Christians are called to live a life that is guided by the Holy Spirit. We have the potential to live our lives following the path that God lays out before us. Unfortunately, the Bible also warns that we are often “double minded” and that in this state, we can not expect to receive from God.
“Very Truly I tell you, the son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”
God wants all of us to experience the same type of security in him that Jesus did. He is here and available to us, but often our wounded flesh or overwhelming circumstances can impede us from hearing his voice.
Internal Family Systems, a treatment modality of secular psychology, teaches that all of us have various “parts”. Attempts to simply push down feelings or behaviors does not allow for healing to take place. This modality talks about making room for the “self” to come to an understanding and allow for healing of the wounds experienced.
For Christians, we need to accept ourselves in a non-judgmental way and become curious about our feelings and wounds. Through a process of self reflection and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can determine what is at the root of the behavior and turn it over to God for healing, rather than continually feeling guilt and condemnation for our behaviors. I walk my clients through the process of accepting God’s grace, mercy and unconditional love in the face of their challenges, so they are free to dig to the roots of their problems, understand their triggers and overcome strongholds.