Our self-discovery action sheet is the The Tree of Life exercise, co-developed for children affected by HIV/AIDS by the South African Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative and Dulwich Centre Foundation, helped them focus and gain strength from relationships with their own history, culture, and significant people and places. For more information, please visit them here.
We all have our own story, and our stories include challenges and victories. Although it is natural to want to reject or forget our worst moments, they are a part of who we are. My adversities taught me independence, and going through this exercise reminded me I am strong. Working through my tree of life, I recognized my need to refocus and prioritize my thoughts about myself and my future.
I pray, as you tell your story, you find comfort and strength at a new level. Remember, God will show you the path to wholeness and peace. Sometimes He may use an exercise or prompt you to seek professional help. As long as we live on the earth, God will use words and people to reach us. Be willing to follow His lead every step of the way!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.Hebrews 12:1