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Old Jun 23, '12, 9:16 pm
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Default Self sabotage

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I know that a lot of modern day psychologist would have lots to say about how people self-sabotage. I am wondering if the bible has anything to say about it. How would a Catholic go about stopping it

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Hi everyone,

I know that a lot of modern day psychologist would have lots to say about how people self-sabotage. I am wondering if the bible has anything to say about it. How would a Catholic go about stopping it

Thanks

CM
What do you mean specifically by "self sabotage"?
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What do you mean specifically by "self sabotage"?
Self-Sabotage.
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How is that different from committing a mortal sin?
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How is that different from committing a mortal sin?
are you saying it is a mortal sin?

Am also eager to know how a catholic would deal with it.
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are you saying it is a mortal sin?

Am also eager to know how a catholic would deal with it.

CCC 364 The human body shares in the dignity of "the image of God": it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit:
Man, though made of body and soul, is a unity. Through his very bodily condition he sums up in himself the elements of the material world. Through him they are thus brought to their highest perfection and can raise their voice in praise freely given to the Creator. For this reason man may not despise his bodily life. Rather he is obliged to regard his body as good and to hold it in honor since God has created it and will raise it up on the last day.
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Hi everyone,

I know that a lot of modern day psychologist would have lots to say about how people self-sabotage. I am wondering if the bible has anything to say about it. How would a Catholic go about stopping it

Thanks

CM
I don't know that the Bible speaks directly to this but I am equally sure that "Proverbs" and "Wisdom" likely cover the various behaviors spoken of in the article.

As to dealing with these issues and stopping the behavior, the Catholic would begin with prayer for enlightenment, recognition and clarification of the problem, more prayer - for courage, intercession etc., setting forth disciplinary goals (not eating after a certain time, committing to doing specific tasks etc.), More prayer, Offering up the Praising God for each success...repeat...

In short the Catholic would begin by seeking to grow in Holiness (Sanctification) and that growth would naturally result in becoming convicted in those areas that are problematic. God is loving but firm in this way...He WILL enlighten us if we ask...We may not want to hear it...It may take some time before we have the courage to act...but He will tell us...

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