When I operate in the spirit of fear, I’m not functioning in power, love and self-control. As a mom I displayed fear which is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Self-worth is the underlying purpose of my blog: A Treasure and a Pearl. I wrote about self-worth in my very first blog back in August, 2015. If we say we believe something but our actions don’t match that belief, do we really believe it? We can have head knowledge but if it doesn’t travel down deep into our heart then we haven’t really embraced it. As a mother raising my children, I wasn’t aware I had an issue with self-worth.
In a previous blog I wrote about how I was recently becoming more aware of my gut feelings. However, as a parent raising my two daughters I did not have a good awareness of trusting my gut feelings. What I ended up doing was modeling decision-making that was probably a little wishy washy.
It was difficult for me to deal with other people’s emotions because I didn’t know how to deal with my own in a healthy way. I think it bothered me when my children cried when they were sad, hurt, or afraid because it felt like I was like looking into a mirror and seeing something I wasn’t willing to do myself.