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SO MANY HERESIES… SO LITTLE TIME TO IMPLEMENT THEM ALL! What Is Self-Actualization And Is It Biblical?

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Self-actualization is often packaged with reaching your full potential and there are so many people out there waiting to take advantage of it. Whether it’s a pyramid scheme that targets stay-at-home moms to sell oils, vitamins, or makeup, or self-help books teaching you how to manifest wealth, health, or self-esteem, it’s based on sending positive energy into the universe. What is self-actualization exactly? In essence, to become “self-actualized” is to reach one’s full potential. It’s commonly used in person-centered therapy. It is most often associated with psychologist Abraham Maslow and his “Hierarchy of Needs.” However, Karl Goldstein is generally credited with the idea of self-actualization. Maslow stated that it is, “self-fulfillment to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.” It’s a way of idolizing or repackaging authenticity and defining it as being true to ourselves through our feelings. But these feelings are often rooted in our own insecurities, weaknesses, and fears—none of which are based on the truth—God’s truth of our identity in Christ. But here’s the thing: following your truth, or letting your heart guide you, doesn’t set you free. It merely entangles you in your feelings and thoughts that shift like sand…(READ MORE)

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