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It is easy to forget. Our button is pushed, and we react. No longer remembering the best version of ourselves – We blowup, runaway, cave in. Only when we remember who we are can we know and make the next best choice.

Remembering is a simple task, but it is not easy. It takes a lot of effort to live woke and not let our automatic reactions run our life.

When faced with the difficulties of life and relationships, or things simply not turning out as we had hoped, our hurts, fears, and frustrations often get the best of us.

Rather than being valuable advisors, we allow our emotions to drive the show.

And forgetting who we are, we are more prone to aggressively try to control, fearfully checkout, or desperately try to appease the situation.

We blowup, runaway, or cave in when we forget our true selves.

Remembering who we are is to remember the best version of ourselves – living with integrity as the man God created us to be.

Who is the man you want to be?

For instance, do you want to become a man of love? If so, remembering who you are would entail remembering your practice of love in every moment.

When faced with people who hurt you, or frustrate you, or threaten to keep something important from you, you allow your emotions to advise you but not to run the show.

You remember that you are love, or at least becoming love, and you choose to respond to the situation as love.

What is the next best choice I can make as love?

Remembering who we are is how we stay rooted and offer our strength to others.

So, even when things get tough, don’t forget. Remember who you are.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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