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Healing from past abuse

“Freedom. Is there such a thing? I would have to say, yes, there is freedom. And with freedom, there is an inner peace.

I originally signed up for only the Men's Texting Connect Group. But my better half signed us up for the Spring Freedom Connect Group. I was not sure what we had gotten ourselves into, but as it turns out, Freedom was a great peace of mind. One of the scriptures that stuck with me was Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

I have resisted God's work for a very long time, as part of the devil’s plan, without my knowledge or acceptance. Since attending The Dwelling, things have changed in my life drastically, and for the better. Then the Freedom Connect Group helped me open up to myself, to the group, to the church, and to God. I cannot continue to my life without devoting my life to God and his will.

The Freedom group and the conference helped me forgive all who have wronged me, and has helped me to release myself from my personal shame. All of the horrible things that a person could have go wrong with them, I could say I was about that a perfect example of wrong looks like.

 Since my reconnection with God and believing that Jesus is my savior and healer, I have been able to battle through my abandonment issues from both my mother and my ex-wife and kids. I’ve been able to experience God’s healing for my sodomization and rape from an unknown person when I was a young boy. I’ve also been able to let go of the adultery, addictions to the flesh, and the hurt, pain, and suffering I have caused others.

God in his own time and way has brought me closer to my wife and family through everything life has thrown at us. Walking with patience and seeking his guidance, I was directed to a job opportunity after being without employment for three long months. My financial obligations are slowly getting back under control. My faith in the Lord’s work has directed my life toward the exit of the valley in which I have been trapped in for a long time. Forgiving myself and my enemies have helped relieve the stressors in my life.

Trusting in God and his will is the best decision I have made for me and my family. I encourage anyone reading this to trust and walk with God, for he is a good Father and will steer you back to the path you were meant to be on.

Romans 12:17-21 says, “I do not repay evil for evil. I am careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on me, I will live at peace with everyone. I will not take revenge, but leave room for God’s wrath, because God has promised he will handle it. On the contrary: If my enemy is hungry, I will feed him; if he is thirsty, I will give him something to drink. I will not be overcome by evil, but I will overcome evil with good.” 

In order to live up to those words, one must show courage and the strength to believe God is good and to follow in God’s foot steps to the healing and goodness that he has to offer us.Freedom, is there such a thing? I would have to say, yes, there is a freedom. Freedom of inner peace within myself. I originally signed up for only the Men's Texting Connect Group but my better half, signed us up for the Spring Freedom Connect Group. I was not sure what we had gotten ourselves into but as it turns out, Freedom was a great piece of mind.

One of the scriptures that stuck with me was Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

I have resisted God's work for a very long time as part of the devils plan without my knowledge or acceptance. Since attending the Dwelling, things have changed in my life drastically and for the better. Then the Freedom Connect group helped me open up to myself, the group, the church, and to God. I cannot continue to deny my life without devoting my life to God and his will. The Freedom group and the conference helped me forgive all that has wronged me and to release me from my personal shame. All the horrible things that a person could have go wrong with them, I could say I was about that a perfect expectation of wrong looks like. 

Since my reconnection with God and believing that Jesus is my savior and healer. I have been able to battle through my abandonment issues from both my mother and my ex-wife and kids, my sodomization and rape from unknown person when I was a young boy, adultery and my addictions to the flesh and the hurt, pain, and suffering I have caused others. God in his own time and way has brought me closer to my wife and family through everything life has thrown at us through me. Walking with patience and seeking his guidance, I was directed to a job opportunity after being without for three long months. My financial obligations are slowly getting back under control. My faith in the lords work has directed my life towards the exit of the valley in which I have been trapped in for a long time. Forgiving myself and my enemies have helped relieve the stressors in my life. Trusting in God and his will is the best decision I have made for me, and my family. I encourage you and anyone else to trust and walk with God, for he is a good father and will steer up back on the path you were meant to be on.
Romans 12:17-21 says, “I do not repay evil for evil. I am careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on me, I will live at peace with everyone. I will not take revenge, but leave room for God’s wrath, because God has promised he will handle it. On the contrary: If my enemy is hungry, I will feed him; if he is thirsty, I will give him something to drink. I will not be overcome by evil, but I will overcome evil with good.” 

In order to live up to those words, one must show courage and the strength to believe God is good and to follow in God’s footsteps to the healing and goodness that he has to offer us. There is greatness in my future. I surrendered my life to him, and look what he has done for me!” - Freedom Attendee

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Freedom and Purpose

“I moved to Savannah a little over a year ago and for the longest time, I struggled with feeling settled here. It wasn’t until going through the FREEDOM Connect Group and conference that the Lord began opening my eyes to his reason for bringing me here. He also showed me what was distracting me from seeing my purpose were little lies which robbed me of my fullest potential in Christ. In Ephesians, Paul says to put on the shoes of readiness by the gospel of peace. The peace that was won from releasing all the leaches from the past is how I can be the most effective for his kingdom. To God be the glory!” - Jacob

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