49: Jan Tijmes, Spiritual Awakening

SHOW NOTES

Jan Tijmes’ recovery from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual abuses is miraculous in every way. Be amazed at his candor. Some portions of this show may be unsuitable for younger audiences.

SHOW QUOTES

It takes a lot of courage to see oneself and to be willing to see things and walk through the healing fire to know that you are valuable and worthy.

I always held on to the hope that I could be loved.

When something traumatic happens in our childhood, we first move into a place of denial or blaming, which leads to victimhood and resentment.

With codependence, it’s difficult to see function and dysfunction, because you don’t really see the use of a substance. It’s really how the familiar patterns of sin begin to form.

I never had attention as a child; no one looking into my eyes, looking into my soul, showing me I had worth and value by giving me their time.

No longer would I have that desire to drink again. What I didn’t realize was that God had only removed the 8% of the iceberg that floats above the surface, and the 92% below the surface was the pain in my heart that I still had to deal with.

For anyone struggling with addictions, what’s really happening is God is saying, “I’m calling you home. You are no longer a spiritual orphan. I want to be #1 in your life. Seek Me first.”

Codependence is the absence of love, like being in hell. It’s hell on earth.

Today I can tell you that I am a child of God. I am very much loved, I am valuable in the kingdom of God. I’m worthwhile, I’m a success. He cares for me. I know these things and they are starting to come into my heart for the first time in my life.

REFERENCES

Alcoholics Anonymous https://www.aa.org/

Restoring Wholeness https://www.restoredhopenetwork.org/ministry-finder/church/53/restoring-wholeness-ministries

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