Monday, August 29, 2011

Baggage

Though this model was provided by a preacher to a multi-racial congregation the other day it is a perfect representation of the solutions framework that the Black community needs to adopt.


Baggage Item
Notes
1) Unfulfilled Expectations Proverbs 13 - Hope That Is Forced Into Deferral Makes The Heart Sick Because Of Longing
2) Untreated Pain Jeremiah 6 - The Need For Emotional Communications With Others To Form A Connection
3) Unresolved Yesterdays  Ephesians 4:26 - Guilt: A Tactic Of The Enemy To Prevent You From Living In The Present, Uncovering New Opportunity
4) Unhealthy View Of Self Romans 12:3 - Negative Images Received From Society That Are Accepted In As True.  Repetitive Messages Become Your Reality If You Don't Know Yourself
5) Checking In Your Baggage II Corinthians 10:3-4  - Acknowledging Your Issues Is The First Step To Recovery
6) Releasing Yourself From The Mental Prison II Corinthians 10:5 ; Proverbs 2:7  - Ochyroma- A Prisoner Locked Up By Deception.  Only Truth Will Change His Condition.  A Lie Is Only As Powerful As The Truth That Is Not Present To Confound It
7) God Still Loves You
8) God Can Free Me Romans 8:2

Not only is there "baggage" that was gathered through no fault of their own - there are also forces that make use of the baggage that we have, using this knowledge to manipulate our grievances for their benefit.

The question is - are they looking to cure us or merely to exploit us?

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