Why Is Spiritual Hurt Caused in People?
“Does he want you to know that you can hear from God for yourself, and that no one else can hear from Him better than you … or does he tell you that God speaks to him on your behalf? Does he create a tension between dependence upon God vs. dependence upon himself?
You know what I think? I think you ask me because you already know, but are afraid you might be hearing it wrong. That’s what I think. :) Connie, you have the life of Christ within you. I wrote what I did as a witness to what you already know, but may not have been able to put words to. You hear from God very well and I hope to encourage you to trust what He speaks to your heart!!
Please feel free to write back soon, for I hope to hear from you, and to know that your confidence in HIS working within you is strengthened.”
This is a very encouraging brief article on the definition of spiritual abuse/hurt and it’s root origin. When people grow up feeling unimportant through lack of attention, affection, validation they may set themselves up as those who preach themselves. This is in contrast to Christ/His Finished Work. When others demand, it often can be because they are hiding the fact they should not be trusted. I pray all we touch know that their confidence in God’s working in them is strengthened.