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I think I've had it with the self-help movement. Over the last several months there has been something brewing in my heart that until recently I wasn't able to put to words.
God has been doing a great amount of work in my heart since starting Adventurous Faith. I'm far from all the answers but I feel I am gaining some traction in becoming the man and business owner that God desires for me to become. As I have been en-route on this path there have been several issues in my heart that have come to light about the self-help movement in my own life and I've decided to start bringing those ideas out into the light.THE SEVEN REASONS WHY SELF-HELP IS STUNTING YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
- The Self-Help Movement helps you to believe that all of what you need in this life comes from you.
"You alone are the LORD You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You. - Nehemiah 9:6
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. - John 6:682. The Self-Help Movement makes you believe that YOU are the driving force making the greatest version of yourself.
3. It eliminates two core practices and disciplines of the Christian Faith
Process - We can have anything instantly. Why go through the process and initiation of becoming a better human by what you’ve learned and grown through the process if you don’t have to?
Limits - A long-lasting belief and practice in the self-help movement are that you can become and be anyone you’d like to be. Limits do not exist there. The problem is that they do and they come from Someone greater than us. God doesn't give us limits to break us down but because He loves us and knows what's best for us.
4. It Throws the attention on what you are doing for yourself rather than what God is doing inside of you.5. It provides a “duct tape repair” option rather than true healing. 6. It leaves you in control of your life, which is really no control at all. 7. It provides no real solution for hope in the broken world we live in.
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