Why Soul Healing Matters…(short excerpt from my third book-Overcoming Church Hurt & Abuse coming out this summer & Masterclass this June)
I have encountered so many people who go to church, pray, fast, tithe, forgive, read the bible and their life is still a mess. Some are physically ill and no matter how much prayer they receive, they do not recover.
There is hyper focus on the body and spirit in communities of faith. People sometimes ignore the soul.
The soul is comprised of the mind, will, and emotions. This part of a person does not instantly become like Jesus when a person repents and places their faith in Him. It is the part of the person that requires continual yielding to God and the mind needs renewed.
Along with renewing the mind, people often come to God with histories of brokenness. These things do not always just magically disappear. They can have a host of problems in their emotions, behaviors, habits, defense mechanisms, and after years of giving themselves over to sin or being sinned against suffer greatly in their soul.
Some can read the bible all day and still struggle with lust, anger, rage, pride, insecurity, eating disorders, addiction, depression, and some cases they hear voices or can have a false Holy Spirit. Some have buried their trauma instead of offered it to God. They suffer in silence or some simply create relational dysfunction everywhere they go.
Unhealthy people hurt themselves or others. Unhealthy people also attract unhealthy people.
When there are wounds in the soul, people will overreact to things. Something that is small to one person becomes major to them. Those with soul wounds may have a distorted view of events. They may suffer from hyper suspicion, a hyper critical spirit, or struggle with intimacy.
A wounded soul may struggle to love or be loved. You can love a wounded person with all your might, and they cannot receive what you offer or they accuse you of bad motives.
Physical sickness can also flow from the soul, not originate in the body. I have worked with several cancer patients and their sickness was also deeply imbedded in the soul from unhealed trauma, cursing their body (I hate being a woman), overgiving/codependency, or generational.
The more the soul is healed, the more the person begins to see good fruit emerging in their life.
I have spent years working with dissociative people (those wounded so greatly their personalities split), victims of abuse/severe abuse, and those who seem stuck no matter what they try to do. What I have seen are those issues were living inside the soul. There were wounds as far back as in utero. Yes, babies in the womb can be wounded. Yes, they can hear when mom and dad are discussing things. Yes, they can sense when they are unwanted. I had a lady who struggled her entire life with intimacy because she was wounded as a baby. Her parents had no idea their actions impacted the rest of her life.
We can preach to people all day, yet are they getting better? Is anyone getting healed and made whole. Jesus made people whole.
A broken bone requires more than a bandaid. A broken soul requires more than prayer and quoting scriptures. If no one deals with the root, there remains the manifestation of fruit. Soul healing is inviting God into the places that are broken so He can bring total healing and restoration.
I have met with so many people over the years who had significant breakthrough once their soul wounds were healed. Some required extra sessions, help, therapy to deal with bad habits, yet in 95% of the cases they saw remarkable improvement. God loves to heal, not just the body-the soul.
If you are interested in soul healing, be sure to check out empowered-free.com. The upcoming Masterclass registration closes June 7th. Class is June 13-15 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. The class is best suited for those in inner healing and those who want to learn faith based tools. The tools used are rooted in Christian faith.
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I hope to have Overcoming Church Hurt & Abuse book released this summer and if all goes well Killing Insecurity book this year. When people are cruel, mean, hateful, racist, bigoted, abusive, sexist, hurt others, there is a part of the equation that is often missed.
Insecurity is a monster and unfortunately an epidemic that started with Adam/Eve. When we do not know or abide our identity in relation to God, do not know our worth, or love ourselves-we cannot love our neighbor.
It is impossible to give away what we do not possess. Insecurity looks for ways to diminish bad feelings about self. Sometimes it manifests in “At least I am better than you,” or in self depreciating ways “I am the worst.” People who abuse others, try to control/bully others, talk down to others are insecure. There is a God love deficit. If they don’t love themselves (though they may come off cocky) they cannot love you. How people treat you is a reflection of how they feel about themselves.
I hope these two books help people step out of pain and into God’s promise, out of being a victim of identity crisis/shame/ego/hurting others or self and into walking in the fullness of who God created them to be. I hope scars inflicted by insecure, immature, or unwell people are healed by Jesus. I hope there is a big dent placed in the epidemic of insecurity. There is a cure and He has a name, Jesus.
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You can read speaker bios on that link.
You can view some interviews with speakers at facebook.com/erinlambauthor. I interviewed Hilary Lynne, Laurie Coffman, and will be interviewing author Shannon Hair Hodges this Saturday at noon EST. She and I will be talking about toxic Christianity and limiting mindsets.
My hopes are EVERY person who attends this event is transformed in a positive way. I am also committing to give at the bare minimum of 10% of the ticket sales to efforts to end human trafficking and help the poor. Several speakers are involved in efforts to change the world, including ending trafficking.
We hope to see you in May.
“Confidence is often a greater measure of success than skill!”
Morning Notes: Say No to Comparison. Comparison Leaves Us Feeling Superior or Inferior (It Is a Fruit of Pride).
I was at a conference several years ago and this man who is normally quite prophetic started comparing me to the ladies with me. I had never compared myself to them, yet did not weed my soul. When people speak they sow seeds, seeds if you do not weed them do what seeds do-they grow. You may think there is nothing there, but the devil is an opportunist and will sprout a seed when it can cause issues.
I realized it shifted my perceptions when around certain people. Instead of my normal, I will just be me, there was this tiny seed of “You need to just shrink back and let this person speak because you are under them.” The Lord rebuked me in love. He said, “Never shrink back because of who is in the room. When I tell you to speak, speak.”
One man sowed a seed I did not weed from my soul. Weeding our soul involves aborting thoughts and words not aligned with God. We cast those thoughts or words down or out.
Comparison is the devil’s play ground.
The bible is very clear when it tells us not to compare ourselves to others. Therefore if someone comes along with a “prophetic” word comparing you to someone else in a negative way or exalting you above someone else, be suspect. God deals with us as individuals, not clones. God is into creating not cloning. We have no rival and God has not given us a blanket kind of love. He love is unique and on full blast 24/7.
Earthly parents and humans can do the comparison thing. “If only you were more like Johnny. He is so (fill in the blank.” There are entire movements to remove the unique identity of people groups. If your skin is dark, make it lighter. If your skin is pale, go get a tan because that is better. Curly hair, straighten it because that’s better. Straight hair, curl it that’s better. I am not stating if you alter something about your hair or tan you are wrong. I am stating that somewhere along the line we have been told that some things are better than others and some people are better than others. Comparison has not helped us to learn to love ourselves or anyone else.
The bible actually tells us not to compare ourselves to other people. Comparison has two primary results; pride (we think we are better or less than), or depression (we can not measure up). I love that God loves each of us uniquely and passionately. He is not comparing us to each other. God has unlimited templates for humanity that includes variety and diversity. I am thankful we are not all the same.
If we think of ourselves as a body, as scripture relates us, then it would be silly to have 26 hands all attached rolling around. Or 26 feet all rolling around. There would not be much progress made if we had clusters of one body part. We need diversity and different parts of the puzzle to make it work. Teamwork makes the dream work.
The devil works overtime to bring in comparison. This person is more gifted than you, they have more than you, or less than you, compare yourself to them….go ahead and measure them up and yourself. Well, the bible tells us not to do that. First we see in part and know in part. Secondly, it does not help us abide in love. Love is not interested in competition and comparing. Love is interested in cooperation and unity. Unity is where we each bring our puzzle piece to the table and look for a fit.
Much of our issues with rivalry, jealousy, political fighting, my church vs. your church, this stream vs. that stream, worship of certain people, putting down other people, racism, sexism, classism, etc…are rooted in comparison. Someone needs to be inferior to feel superior. It’s a fruit of the fall, a fruit of insecurity. Yes, we define right and wrong based on the word of God, yet something happens when we start believing we are better than (more valuable) or less than another person. God values us all. Jesus died for all.
There is a solution. We repent for comparison and ask God to show us how we can work together to complete His heavenly picture and body. When we each value ourselves and others, we can come together like a symphony. The world will see God and hear His sweet melody.
We are better together!
Your win is my win!
In Christ we are a Body, Team, Family!
Each person has tremendous value!!
Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. 5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours-Galatians 6:4.
Join me today October 31, 2018 at noon for a FB live on comparison. Go to facebook.com/erinlambauthor. Chat with you soon.
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Tis the season to be jolly…falalala lalalala. Right?! Yet this is also the season where your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter feed, Social Media feed is loaded with family photos, engagement announcements, and babies/kids galore.
It is the season for many men to pop the question and ladies display their bling all over social media. The family is a great thing, so is the start of new families. It is not the only thing worth celebrating during the holidays.
What is the true reason for the season?
Christmas is supposed to be the celebration of the birth of Jesus. He was not born on December 25th, scripture affirms that a birth during winter is the least likely season of His birth. The story of Jesus does not support a winter birth, yet the Catholic church chose it for many reasons. One reason was to take the focus away from pagan holidays.
If Jesus truly is the reason for the season, then unmarried people can celebrate Him without pressure, sadness, or comparison.
Make the focus Jesus, keep the focus-Jesus. If it truly is His birthday celebration, then I believe He should be the focal point-not what we have or do not have. Jesus never encourages comparison or wanting what others have. We are encouraged by Him to give thanks in every circumstance.
Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,~1 Thessalonians 5:18.
The New Year is a time to reflect on all that went well the previous year and look forward to a brand new year. I celebrate the Jewish New Year, so I am already celebrating 5778. Yet I also plan to celebrate all God has done on December 31rst and January 1rst.
You may learn more about the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah here Judaism 101: Rosh Hashanah.
Make God your source…
God is the source of joy, not people, not circumstances, and not family. I believe these things can add another level of joy. If they are the source of joy, it can bring gross disappointment. If having a mate or family is our primary source of joy, then if they are lost or do not meet our expectations it can bring heart pain.
I place all my expectations on God. God never fails. I have met numerous people in my life who are waiting on God to bring them a mate to be happy or do anything with their lives. They are stuck in what could be instead of living in the now. God is in the now.
Comparison is the thief of joy. Jesus is pure joy. It is His presence that gives life meaning. In Him all things were made and have their meaning (Colossians 1:16). Your life has meaning as an unmarried person. You have a purpose sans a spouse or children and that purpose is rooted in Jesus.
Contentment is something we can learn as unmarried people and add value to others. People who are constantly looking for the next big fix or need others to feel good drain relationships. They suck the life out of people. Those who are content add value.
Paul tells us this in Philippians 4:11-13.
Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
Paul’s source was God. He too was an unmarried person who was devoted to following Jesus. The more I learn about Paul, the more I like him. He had a radical encounter with Jesus and he became revolutionary. He was not sitting around waiting for another encounter. He lived out of the overflow of Holy Spirit. We too can live out of the overflow of God’s presence. Scripture tells us in God’s presence is the fullness of JOY (Psalm 16:11).
But everyone else is so happy, am I missing out as an unmarried person…
What you will not see on your social media feed are the fights that happened pre-holiday feasts, the families struggling to hold it together, the parents disappointed by their kids choices, the pretend togetherness to make the world believe all is well, the people sitting in hospital rooms because their family member is sick this season, the grieving widows or families who lost everything in the recent hurricanes. You will see photo after photo of happy families and may think, “Where is my happily ever after?” Please note every season of life has both blessing and challenge.
Steve Furtick said something that rings quite true. He said, “The reason we struggle with comparison is that we compare our behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.” Social media is the highlight reel. For the most part, you will not get the bad and ugly in the feed.
It is human nature to want to be seen in the best light. We have apps to help us look better, more airbrushed, and more together. Reality is every person has struggled, every family faces challenges, every married couple and parent has had some disappointments.
I know of no better happily ever after than Jesus.
My encouragement to you this holiday season is to start logging what you are thankful for and give thanks. I encourage spending some time focused on Jesus. Who is Jesus to you? How can you deepen the relationship with Him this season?
I promise God is better than we can imagine.
Papa God I thank you for everyone who is a part of this series. I pray for those feeling displaced this season because they are unmarried or without a natural family. I pray they are connected to a friend family and spiritual family that loves them deeply. I pray for hearts that are content with you. I ask for hopes that are wrapped up in your Son Jesus and filled to overflowing with exceeding JOY! Bless them big time this season. Put them in the hearts of others to be invited in and included. Wash over them with love that exceeds anything they could ever experience in a human relationship. In Jesus powerful name, Amen.
Love in Him,
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Here are some updates…
Books in Queue:
Books are coming! I have two that are close to being done (over half way done) and I can’t wait to share them with you. Both deal with identity, Godly confidence, freedom, and authority in Christ. One is a devotional book/decrees and the other a regular book.
You can get your copy of book 1 (I Thought I Knew What Love Was) here: I Thought I Knew What Love Was.
Operation God is Love:
If you are unfamiliar with Operation God is Love (OGL), it is a street ministry and service intiative for the poor, unseen, unloved, homeless, and abused.
OGL involves outreaches to the homeless community, street evangelism, work at the free clinic (praying for the sick/poor/immigrants), and deep inner healing for the abused/those suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/dissociation from abuse).
I started OGL 4 years ago in response to darkness in parts of my city. It has grown beyond street ministry and prayer walking to so much more.
You do not need much money to make a difference in the world. You need to be willing to love!
Love requires time, yet I can not think of a better way to spend time.
You can find out more at Operation God is Love.
Or join me on Instagram: @OperationGodisLove
Women on the Frontlines:
I will be in Columbus, Ohio and sharing at Women on the Frontlines Regional Conference August 3-5th, 2017. I would love to see you there. The focus is we are empowered to do the works of Jesus. He said we would do even greater things (John 14:12)! Join us for 2 full days and 3 nights of fun. Join me, Joan Hunter, Julie Meyer, Ethan Flack & Band (Bethel Church), and Brandi Belt.
Click here to register: Register for Women on the Frontlines Columbus.
Well, sweet ones, you are loved! May the rest of this weekend overflow with the goodness of God.
Love in Christ,
I know this is foreign to some, yet you can be blissfully happy with just God and friends. People ask me, “When are you going to settle down? Don’t you want kids? We do not want you to miss out!”
I think to myself I do not base contentment or happiness off marriage or having kids. My joy comes from God. Life with God is the most incredible adventure. If I never marry, you will find me in roaring laughter with God, probably rocking orphans in my arms.
Our culture sees marriage as attaining status or success. God sees success as being faithful and fruitful where He plants you.
I worked my way through two engineering degrees, founded/run a community service (outreach to the poor) with God, serve the poor, mentor/disciple women, and oversee 7 ministries. My time with God, friends, family is awesome. I have been all over the world and have freedom with God to do anything! I am content. I am quite content. God is amazing.
Yeah right? Some say. Yet I have met numerous couples miserable and married. Despite the love stories on tv, Hallmark cards, or Disney movies, not every story leads to happliy ever after.
Relationships require effort. When you combine two imperfect people there can be some conflict. There is also a divided focus: family and ministry. Family is to be the primary ministry. The ability to just pick and go is not as easy. Fasting means talking to your spouse.
An unmarried person has one focus-please the Lord.
Paul’s word to the unmarried: 1 Corinthians 7:25-38.
But Marriage was God’s Idea!!:
Covenant and community was (is) God’s idea. God has great ideas. The first relationship God showed us was the Godhead. In the beginning they were together. Then we see Adam and God, God and Eve…then Adam and Eve. God had community before mankind was created. God is our community. God also adopts us into His family so we have billions of siblings in Christ. God deposits His Spirit so we have 24/7 companionship. We have full access to God 24/7.
We are never truly alone.
I desire for unmarried believers to enjoy life, instead of waiting to enjoy life if/when a mate shows up. I am not against marriage. I am pro enjoying God and living life to the fullest.
We need community.
Community does not have to be a spouse and children, though it can be.
I have several unmarried friends without families. For holidays, we celebrate together. Yes, I spend time with my natural born family too. I make time for those who have nowhere to go on holidays. I believe God intended for the church (believers) to invite others into their families. My parents taught us believers are family.Family includes others.
We are kind champions, “You can sit with us.”
Finding a tribe (community) that treats you and loves you like Jesus is worth the investment. I repeat over and over, you are not alone. There are supposedly 2.2 billion Christians on this planet…Over half are unmarried. There is a community out there for you. You can also cultivate your own; hobby group, bible study, fitness pals.
God sets the lonely in families, His very own family (from Psalm 68:6).
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure,~Ephesians 1:5.
Papa thank You for giving us Jesus and Holy Spirit. Thank You we are never alone. Thank You that You include us in Your family. We were chosen, adopted, loved! We are so deeply loved by You. I pray this series helps so many who feel like outcasts or lonely or misunderstood to feel Your great love for them. I ask for healthy, loving community to be a part of their lives. For those desiring marriage, I ask for contentment in You until it comes. I ask for hearts and lives prepared for all you have to offer! In Jesus powerful name. Amen.
You are so deeply loved!
Here is the original (beautiful right?):
Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
We know the word naked means without clothing. They were vulnerable. There was nothing they felt they needed to hide or airbrush away.
Adam and Eve had no insecurities. They did not have body issues or body shame. They did not have lust issues. They did not pick each other apart, “Where are your six pack abs? Maybe a few runs around the Garden might help you out!”
They were free to be who God created them to be; loved, seen, secure, and known in the boundary of covenant.
They knew no shame. Carrying shame is not our friend. Repeat with me, “Carrying shame is not my friend.” Awesome, we are on the same page. Carrying shame leads to pain.
What on earth is shame some may ask? Let’s talk about shame.
a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
humiliation, mortification, chagrin, ignominy, embarrassment, indignity, discomfort, guilt, remorse, contrition, compunction.
Lets’s look at Genesis 3:6-13, when shame entered the equation.
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”
Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”
And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The aftermath of the first sin was as follows:
After the fall, Adam and Eve realized they had no clothes-they realized their vulnerability and sin. They decided they would fix the problem by covering up their vulnerability and then hide from God. They, for the first time, knew sin.
Adam blamed Eve. Eve goes on to blame the serpent and well it just spirals downward. Oh, the dreaded curses of the Fall.
Before you check out because Adam and Eve’s sins brought pain, death, turmoil, shame, and heartache into humanity know Jesus was already a part of God’s plan to redeem humanity. Praise pause.
God knew before creating humanity we would mess up. I will maybe touch on that in another post. He also knew Adam was hiding. Interesting!
Sin leads to hiding. Sin, untouched by the forgiveness of God, leads to shame-unless our sense of right and wrong is perverted/seared/numbed.
Women and shame:
Sometimes the shame comes not from the sins we have committed, but from the sins committed against us. I have prayed for and peer counseled women who have been sexually abused, sexually harassed, or verbally abused. They grew to hate their bodies, their sexuality, or sex altogether. Some were used by men for sex. Some gave themselves away. Some struggled with their desires, thought life. Why? Sin leads to shame.
Women especially are judged by their physical appearance and sex appeal. I have heard men state, “Women are only good for one thing.” There are too many stats on rape, sexual abuse, pornography, the sexist images of women, and the exploitation of women to talk about it here.
Just know God created women to be loved. He says, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” God likes who He created and woman was not just created simply to meet a physicial need for man. God gave woman a brain, a heart, and she was created in the image of God to be loved by God and by man. Love is not about taking or self gratification. Love is about giving. Agape love is not selfish.
Men and shame:
Sexual and physical abuse hurts men too. I have not counseled men, so I have less experience in this area. I do know men are judged by how “manly” they can be. I hear them talk about this “man card.” So there is intense pressure to be validated by other men and I have seen men shame or humiliate other men who where not “masculine” enough. If you add in sexual abuse, especially by a another man that can lead to deep rooted shame. There can also be fear of not being man enough.
I have heard men say they felt shame for their high desires for physical intimacy. Some run like the wind from any pretty woman. Others have secret lives of images they view on a screen or an inner world that lacks purity (some women do too).
Some struggle with same sex attraction (both genders) and feel deep fear and shame.
Some do not know the difference between lust and God given attraction to the opposite sex.
God’s plan (love, intimacy, covenant):
Sex was God’s idea. His intention was physical intimacy inside the boundaries of commited love between a man and woman. Why? So they could be vulnerable, protected, loved, known, cared for, and unashamed.
God is all about love and connection. He is relational. He also established the first family through procreation.
When someone loves unconditionally, truly loves, you can let your defenses down and be vulnerable. You are free to be who you are. Just as in the Garden, Adam and Eve were vulnerable and without shame (fear, hiding, humiliation, embarrassment).
Every human being was created for intimacy (to be known and loved). Our world focuses so much on the physical aspect of intimacy. Yet God sees beyond the physical.
We were created to be loved, respected, known, secure, and cared for. To God intimacy is about connection and not just pleasure. God created physical intimacy to connect two souls, bodies, spirits. It was designed for more than procreation and pleasure.
He said, “I will give man and woman a way to be loved and known on a deep level. Two become one.” This does not mean you morph into one person. It means the connection joins two people.
Those in Christ are joined with Him. We become one with the Lord. This does not mean God becomes us or we become God. It does not mean we lose our identity either. It means we are connected through an eternal covenant of love through faith; heart to heart, spirit to Spirit.
Shame seeks to pervert love and destroy intimacy. The cycle of shame is filled with hiding, fear, feeling bad, sin-then hiding, fear, feeling bad, more sin…you get the picture. We were not designed for shame. We were made for agape love. We were not created to try to measure up to some magazine or movie standard. We were not created to be abused or treated like a disposable object. We were not created to hide or pretend, or blame or seek to cover ourselves. We were created for relationship with God then others.
Jesus is the only One who can pay for our sins. He is the covering. So, no matter whether we have sinned or been sinned against-we seek a Savior. He is Jesus. All failures, insecurities, abuse, misplaced appetites, affections, desires for affection, all of it can be laid at His feet. Jesus paid it all. He took our shame so we could live unashamed!
Father God for any person who is struggling tonight with shame, I ask for a washing in Your love and power. If there are things which require repentance and greater freedom, please bring them to light. Align minds with Yours. Lord Your loving light heals anything in the darkness. Only Your Son can cover. Your perfect love casts out fear. No more hiding. May everything be laid before You. You love us so. In Jesus powerful name. Amen.