From the age of 17-20, I was extremely suicidal. Most people were unaware of this because I hid my inner turmoil behind a big smile. But the pain was real and it eventually became more than I could bear…..
I spent most of my life feeling indifferent about my name. That is, until I realized that it was a prophetic declaration of who I was to become, and what I was to do. 📚I’d like to help you reclaim your purpose. Click on https://john-eli.com/work-with-me/sch… to schedule a free 1 on 1 discovery session withContinue reading “What kind of name is John Eli?”
Something tells me that you were created for so much more than self-inflicted pain.
The exercise wasn’t the least bit complex. In fact, I didn’t expect it to trigger the emotions that it did. Yet at that moment, I felt safe and grateful, and I wanted to hug him…. and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that.
Shame should never be a by-product of progress. Let your life be a living testimonial of hope to this world.
For years I allowed the shame of my past to rob me of my vitality. I was disappointed with what I had allowed my life to become and unwilling to forgive myself for it. In retrospect I realize I should have sought counsel and accountability. Instead I chose isolation and self-loathing. I stepped back fromContinue reading “Shame is like mold”
The good book tells us to stay away from every kind of evil (1 These 5:22). Knowing this, it is important for us to recognize that evil also comes in the form of accusations, judgment, and unforgiveness. Your past may include a multitude of poor decisions and mishaps made on your part. Nevertheless, those wereContinue reading “Freedom from the pain of judgment”
What you find below is my confession to a bundle of personal practices that have caused many pain and heartache. So here it goes……
Approximately three years ago, I found myself dragging my soul through the darkest corridor I’ve ever traveled through. It didn’t help that I created this mess myself. Somewhere along the line of trying to navigate life outside of my calling….
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 NIV