Tony was a drug addict for many years, he almost accepted that he was destined to be the black sheep in the family until that one fine day that he became part of the Feast.
I remember a time that when I affirmed him and thanked him for serving, he got defensive and said that, “he’s not committing.” I laughed and said, “okay.” The funny thing is that he eventually became one of the most dedicated servants of Feast Greenhills.
Thea was a very proud lady when I met her. She had a huge emotional barrier that could rival the great wall of China. Her brokenness was overshadowed by her achievements and her stories of how she’s an okay and happy person.
I think she was convincing herself for many years that nothing was wrong in her heart, until that day that she became part of Feast Greenhills. Today, God is molding her heart and she’s becoming a very loving and humble person.
Both Tony and Thea have been so used to their old life that was filled with a distorted view on love. They used to believe that they had to earn the love of people and of God, they used to believe that people are out their to hurt them, and most of all they deserve their lonely situation.
Tony had a negative reaction to affirmation, and Thea was always distant to people because they were allergic to love because they thought that love was overrated. But when they attended the Feast, they received the kind of love that only Jesus can give which, surreally pure!
Just like any allergy, there’s a remedy to it, but this one can give permanent healing and it’s free. How? Simple, just open yourself to receiving love and giving love.
Here are some things you can do to help you in your love therapy.
- Smile more – Every time you catch yourself frowning, reset your emotions by smiling even if you don’t feel like it. Eventually your brain will be tricked into believing that you are happy and it will release happy chemicals to your body
- Thank more – Write 5 things you are grateful for in the morning, and write another 5 things you are grateful for before you sleep
- Laugh more – It doesn’t have to be tremendous comedy, just be open to the silliest things, start with a chuckle and just let go
- Care more – Connect with your inner circle more, ask them about how they really are and pray for them every day
- Give more – Try buying extra food or crackers and when you see street children wandering, give them some of the food you brought. Or give your money to church or foundation.
May you receive God’s healing today!
The best is yet to come,