We have all joked about what the voices in our heads have said to us. To a lot of us it is a side joke that we all laugh at. To others, it is a way of life trying to decide what is real and what is not. I arrived at church a little later than usual and after the first song they announced a baptismal about to happen.
Everyone stands to share the moment with the person whom life is about to be re-newed. The Pastor asks if the young lady would like to tell her own story before she was baptized and she said, "Yes I would."
She had her journal that she began reading from. The story she told gave me cold chills that went all over my body as she spoke.
She began her story about her past. She states, I have been in and out of many mental hospitals, sexually abused, a cutter, and mentally abused. She also suffered from mental illness. She said, "I hated God. I wanted to make sure everyone around me also hated him." Then she connected with two women who began speaking into her life and asks her to come to church. When she walked in and heard the praise and worship singing with people standing with their hands raised something began to happen that she had never felt before. She could feel the Holy Spirit moving and she stood still observing how it made her feel. She liked it, no actually she fell in love with it.
She continued talking to the ladies she had been praying with and learned that God was real. The voices she was hearing in her head were little demons speaking to her causing her lots of pain.
She made a decision to except the Holy Spirit into her life and live for Jesus. After years of cutting, mental illness, mental abuse, sexual abuse and living full of hate. She decided to begin trusting.
Self-Talk: What You Say to Yourself Determines Your Experience
A few weeks ago I shared a post Nurse’s kind touch makes all the difference It took one person to take the time to speak to this patient and offer a simple gesture that reached deeper than just adding a blanket to her cold body.
The ladies that prayed for this lady changed her life and touched her soul, literally. The demons that had run her day to day life made her hate the very person that loves her the most.
What are the voices in your head telling you? Are you listening to them as they hold you back?
Most people think that good things only happen to a certain group of people. The trust is – It happens to the ones that step out of their comfort zone and begin working toward a new way of living. Whether it is excepting Jesus into your life or changing how you make choices.
Angela Brooks is a mental health nurse devoting over 25 years to the nursing field. Executive Director with young living , She is the author The Nurses Voice, and is a contributor to the nursing magazines "Scrubs Magazine" and "NurseTogether.com".
She is the founder of angelabrook.com, a company dedicated to helping empower nurses who works in the mental health field. Not just for nurses – but those that nurse others in life. She is the nurses voice, the voice for those unheard.
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