"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT


Thank you to all who responded to my previous post.

In reading some articles on the internet about arrested development, most articles state it is when you have stopped developing (socially, mentally, in every way) after a certain age, usually around 13.

I know I had stopped well before the age of 13. I can so relate to having the social skills of a 9, 10, 11, 12 year old at times and not really care about adult matters. Many adult responsibilities frustrate me. I do not want to deal with them. I have taken notice, when conversing and processing I find myself intellectually smaller many times. Because I am still dealing with a little JBR.

Some of the causes of arrested development are: Trauma, Rejection by one or both parents; Incest; Sexual Molestation; Emotional Abuse; Physical Abuse, Controlling, Loneliness, Severe illness etc.

When any of these types of abuses are done to a child at a very young age, it is believed that is when the child's development gets arrested at that age. Certainly makes sense to me. I am proof. And I am sure, sadly many of you are as well.

Even one article said that Arrested Development is a powerful evil spirit. A spirit that is able to destroy in body, soul and spirit. The mind, will and emotions are particularly vulnerable to attack. Satan has his hands in all evil.

But, I thank God, He is slowly delivering me. I hate the slowly part. I want the emotional arrested part finished! Many times I would rather not grow up. A scary and painful process to become an adult. To face life. To take on adult responsibilities. But, I know the Lord has every intention for me to become a full grown JBR one day.


14 comments:

  1. yeah its for real...i work with kids that have it, stuck developmentally...the good news is that you can work through it...there is def a spiritual aspect, never thought of it quite the way that article put it...

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  2. JBR makes sense to me to. The spiritual world dimension of evil is broad. Satan can use this powerplay in order to get what he wants. Praying for you JBR to reach your full potential that you were meant to have. You will. God Bless.

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  3. This is a very interesting post. But I agree with Brian-- you can work through it if that's what you want to do. (((Big and Little JBR)))

    Wishing you well,
    NOS

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  4. WHAT AN INTERESTING POST. I'VE HEARD SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. I THINK WE ALL CAN RELATE SOMEHOW. THE MATURITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR LACK THEREOF. JBR THANKS FOR POSTING THIS. WISHING YOU ONLY THE BEST.

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  5. Im afraid im not religious by any means, but with regards to arrested development, it is definately a very real issue, and a very difficult one. I think we touched upon it at university and it really caught my attention, the idea that someone can be emotionally, mentally and socially stunted by severe trauma as a child, and fail to develop at the right pace. It makes a lot of sense i guess. You describe it beautifully. Im sorry your going through this, but there are def ways to work through it, and i think people are more aware of its existance now. I hope things get better for you. xxx

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  6. I believe that this and other health issues as well could very well be demonic.

    JBR, you have come so far since I fist joined your blog. It definitely is a journey you are on and I think you are doing great considering all you have been through.

    Praying and praying for you,
    <><

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  7. Interesting post, JBR. I believe this happens and I bet arrested development is not all that rare these days. We kind of live in a crazy world. Still, we have the Lord as our advocate and when we grow spiritually I think we make great strides in other areas as well. I have seen this in my own life, that's for sure. Whether demons have a hand in stuff like arrested development I don't know, but I DO know that God is far more powerful than satan and that He will help us in all areas of our life. God bless you, my friend. I am praying for you!

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  8. Yes it does sound like a "evil spirit." The thief comes to kill,,steal and destroy, but Jesus comes to give life. Keep looking up to Jesus.

    I am praying for you

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  9. And glory to God for giving us the victory and freedom through Christ Jesus!!!

    He brought me and showed me what a spiritual battle is and I'm thankful for that...As His child, we have nothing to be afraid because of His weapons. God bless you JBR and may your roots go down deeper into His love!!!

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  10. Wow, that does describe how you feel you react! But maybe you are back on track and the stoppage is over. Development is back at work!

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  11. Very informative post, I can relate. You're in my thoughts..

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  12. This is very real, my mother has suffered all the reasons/causes for Arrested Development. Praying for you, as I do for her. The Lord truly is the ONLY answer, both for the clinical aspects and the spirtual attacks Satan will use to tear you down. My He hold you in the palm of His hand; giving your comfort, strength, and healing.

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  13. I know this is real, as God is healing me from the inside out at present. I felt I was stuck at a certain age, but not until I read a book called 'Supernatural Healing' did I realize all the damage that could be done. Renewing my mind has been helping me learn and grow, most amazing, but without reading this book the Lord led me too, I'm not sure I would know which way to go first. God Bless God has Never left me or forsaken me and His Word does not return void. Amen

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