|Hilton Head Island, SC|
So many of us do certain things not knowing why. Go back "home" and figure out why. Talk to your family and see what generational patterns need to be broken. Look at Rebekkah in the Bible. She was deceitful. Her brother Laban was deceitful. Her son Jacob was deceitful. Her daughter-in-law/niece Rachael was deceitful. They all have great qualities about them but good Lord talk about a generational pattern. After realizing their connections to each other I have wondered about the parents of Rebekkah and Laban.
Not all generational patterns are bad by the way. When you take a trip "home" you just may realize you do or like certain things because of your great-great grandfather. My grandmother ate Mr. Goodbars heavily when she was pregnant with my dad and now he loves the candy and so do I lol. I have an old friend whose mom ate fish a lot when she was pregnant now the result is my friend cannot eat fish or her throat will swell up. A friend of mine's wife asked him why did he work so much. After having a self-reflection moment, he realized he saw his mom work so much so it was natural for him to work.
|View from the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel|
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
As I'm getting older and so close to graduation, I spend plenty of time reflecting on my mannerisms. I've had to use discernment to see what to keep and what not to keep. Also, understanding other people's backgrounds helps me deal with them better. I've realized everyone doesn't have the same "home," that I had.
Take a break from your hectic schedule and do a self-evaluation. Ask God to show you what needs to be removed and what needs to be improved. Talk to your family members. This is what helps me learn more and more about myself.
Relax, Relate, Release