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Owning My Truth

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Alive At Last, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Alive At Last

    Alive At Last New Member

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    Emptiness, longing, sorrow

    I felt those emotions for a long time, starting as a child. I had a happy, loving, family life and suffered no more hardships in life than any of my peers. Growing up I always had plenty of wonderful friendships and other such relationships. Yet I felt that emptiness, longing, and sorrow nonetheless.

    Unable to discern the source of these feelings or conceive of a single reason for my having them I simply dismissed them. Buried them. I lived my life that way for decades. I didn't realize it at the time but my life was ruled by the feelings I was so certain I had rid myself of. Those feelings led me down paths far, far astray from the only path which would have truly rid me of those feelings. Feelings I would deny having and yet paradoxically try to combat them with the most destructive means.

    I only wish I had known then what I know now: to know Christ and to ask him to enter one's heart is to finally, truly, be alive!

    I have finally made some real progress on my spiritual journey -- finally accepting that I am indeed on a spiritual journey and have been all along -- but I know I have far yet to go.

    Thank you for having me. Be well.
     
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  2. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Welcome to you , Alive At Last :wave:

    We are all on a journey - I hope you enjoy being with us and sharing your experiences
     
  3. Tigger45

    Tigger45 St. Maron Supporter

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    Glad you decided to join us!
     
  4. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God Supporter

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    Thats great and welcome here.
     
  5. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Hi; good to see you; and I expect you've read John 14.1-6 with themes that you mention.
     
  6. Deade

    Deade Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hello AliveAL,
    welcome to CF.

    I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.


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  7. SirHash

    SirHash New Member

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    Yeah, it's a journey not a destination. Walk it with the "Fear of the Lord". Welcome aboard.
     
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