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…..
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What kind of name is John Eli?
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?”
Hey Bro! (forgive yourself)
Something tells me that you were created for so much more than self-inflicted pain.
What I learned from a good “bro-hug”
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.
Finish Strong- Day 49
Shame should never be a by-product of progress. Let your life be a living testimonial of hope to this world.
Shame is like mold
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”
Freedom from the pain of judgment
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”
11 personal sins that I choose to confess and renounce
What you find below is my confession to a bundle of personal practices that have caused many pain and heartache. So here it goes……
Why my 7 hour drive was worth it….
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….
Grace, love, & the things we can’t see
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 NIV