Mindful Minute: Painful


Painful: mental suffering or distress, physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury:

What painful memories are holding you hostage to your past?  No matter how strong you might think you are, unresolved pain will slowly paralyze and isolate you.   Ignoring it, or denying it will only last so long.  Your painful past will always win.

“Most men don’t grasp the power of their “painful” past.   It grips him with vice-like talons relentlessly clawing, & ripping at his heart, his hope, and his soul until no strength remains and all attempts to soar are abandoned.”  Randell Turner

Be mindful of these wise words from Dr. Henry Cloud: “Sometimes good cannot begin until there is a Necessary Ending to that which is keeping the “bad” going.”

Letting go of our painful misguided past is why God inspired Ezekiel to write:  I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.  Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”  Ezekiel 11: 19-20

It’s time to let go, face the pain and get to the new.  Start by talking with someone today, call a counselor, coach, pastor or trusted friend and with God’s guidance you can let go of it all.  Don’t let your past continue to ruin the present.

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FYI: I also provide one-on-one coaching, if you would like to improve your relationships, or you want someone to talk to, e-mail me at ‘rturner@transformingfamilies.org’, and we’ll schedule a time to connect. My hope for you is that through these blogs, references, and resources, God will transform you from being bruised or broken to becoming abundantly blessed.

2 comments on “Mindful Minute: Painful

  1. Prashant Vitthal Patil

    I could relate to every word that you wrote in your blog today. I felt inspired after reading it! I am glad that God had me read your blog today.

    • Randell Turner

      Isn’t God amazingly awesome the way He loves us, reaching out and speaking to us in every way possible.
      Thank you for your feedback. Have a beautifully blessed day!

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