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For so long, the way I dealt with things was to over analyze everything until it drove me crazy and I had to escape from myself. I've done this so successfully that I've blocked my memory; I do this because I just don't want to think anymore and I don't want to deal with problems. I have developed an illness linked to stress; and after my heartbreak, I just decided to shut down. Only recently have I realized that this 'shutting-down' is making me spiritually paralyzed. I no longer give myself time to reflect; and therefore I cannot be baptized by the tears of repentance. I've gone from wanting to be involved in church services to no longer attending servants prep, not gaining anything from the topics in youth meeting. I feel like I want God to shake me, to somehow move me from this hole I've dug for myself.
How are the soul and human personality related to each other? Also, when I am praying the Jesus Prayer, after awhile, I begin to see spiritual images, am I to totally ignore them? When does a person know when our Lord Jesus Christ speaks other than in scripture? I am so simple that I often misunderstand what is very clear for others. Could you please help me?
My life has been like a roller coaster for the past year or two. At times I feel like I really know God, but there are also times when I feel so lost and far from Him. I want to feel filled with God's love to help the children whom I am serving now at church. Could you please help me?
Sometimes I feel that our church has put so much emphasis on knowledge and forgotten spirituality.
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