WE’VE MOVED FROM HOW PTSD, ADRENALINE AND TRIGGERS AFFECT OUR BODIES TO HOW IT AFFECTS OUR WILL…

AND WE’VE FOUND OUT THAT OUR WOUNDS CAN BECOME IDOLS IN OUR LIVES IF WE ARE NOT ALLOWING GOD TO DO HIS WORK IN THOSE BROKEN AREAS OF OUR HEART. BEFORE WE GET INTO THE MEAT OF THIS SECTION, THE SPIRITUAL RAMIFICATIONS OF PTSD, GO THROUGH THE THEFT REPORT BELOW AND SEE IF YOU DISCOVER ANY OF THESE RAMIFICATIONS IN YOUR LIFE:

SPIRITUAL THEFT REPORT

    1. Is there an empty hole where your heart used to be?
      • Have you lost the ability to love like you did in your youth?
      • Do you lack compassion & sensitivity to the plight of others?
      • Have you fallen out of love with your spouse?

 

    1. Do you feel like you’re losing your mind?
      • Do you make jokes about having lost your marbles?
      • Are you “absent-minded” or does the word “brainless” apply to you?
      • Do people accuse you of being off in space or another world?

 

    1. Do you have a hard time understanding God’s Word?
      • Do the deep things of God escape you?
      • Are you surrounded by spiritual giants, but you feel like a midget?
      • Do you feel as though you’re not growing in the Lord?

 

    1. Do you have eating disorders?
      • Do you eat but never have enough?

 

    1. Has the success you expected to have achieved by now evaded you?
      • Is there no increase in your life:
        • Financially?
        • In your marriage?
        • Spiritually?
        • Intellectually?
      • Does it seem like nothing ever gets better?

 

    1. Are you unable to control your thought life?
      • Do you find yourself catching the eyes of the opposite sex to boost your ego?
      • Are you flirtatious?
      • Have you thought about an affair?
      • Do you share deep secrets or your deepest thoughts and closest friendship with someone other than your mate?

 

    1. Are you unable to trust the counsel of anyone but those who have lived your lifestyle?
      • Do you sometimes read horoscopes or fortunes?
      • Is Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Ms., or the Enquirer your guide?
      • Do you take the advice of your friends more seriously than the advice of your husband?

 

    1. Do you feel all alone with judgment looming over you?

 

    1. Do you feel like there’s no church good enough for you to submit to?
      • Do you feel that you don’t need to be submitted to any man, even someone who is a spiritual authority, only to God?

 

    1. Is spiritual joy missing from your life?
      • Have you fallen away from your first love, Jesus?
      • Do you spend less and less time with the Lord?
      • Does it seem that even God is not enough for you?
      • Do you have a hard time seeking to know and do God’s will?
      • Have you turned away from God?

 

    1. Do you feel unable to hear the voice of the Lord?

 

    1. Do you always seem to be going from church to church, looking for the “real thing” and never finding it?

 

    1. Are your children rebellious, following the world rather than God?

 

    1. Have you ever had an abortion?

 

  1. Do you feel like your life is in ruins?

MY GUESS IS, JUST LIKE ME, YOU PROBABLY ANSWERED YES TO A NUMBER OF THESE QUESTIONS. IF YOU DID, THEN YOU’VE BEEN ROBBED AND IT’S TIME TO FIND OUT HOW AND WHY. THAT’S WHAT WE’LL BE COVERING IN THE NEXT NUMBER OF POSTS. HANG ON, THIS IS HEAVY, BUT NECESSARY!

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