Whose heart has not been broken by betrayal, rejection, or persecution? Lost, confused and fearful you make contingency plans.
- My heart will heal if I am emotionally stronger, and the pain will vanish.
- If that does not work, I will bury the pain so deep that it is erased from my memory.
- If that does not work, I will numb the pain with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping— whatever it takes.
- If that does not work, I will be more rational and logical. Deadening my emotions so the pain can no longer wrap its barbed arms around me.
These band-aid coping strategies may temporarily conceal the ugliness of the wound. However, until the root cause of the pain is excised, toxic thinking and behaviors flourish.
Leading many to seek advice and help from self-help gurus, psychiatrists, psychologists, spiritual advisors, friends and family. I once was one. Nothing I did though was able to address the root cause of my pain and dysfunction— un-forgiveness. Therein lies the problem.
I alone could not heal my broken heart. Only Jesus had the power to do what no drug, psychotherapeutic technique or humanistic self-help program could ever do. Permanently freeing me from fear, insecurity, addiction, bondage, oppression and sin.
Raising the white flag of surrender was and is the wisest decision I have or will ever make. Although it is not always easy or safe changing my views and purpose to accept the will of God, I would not have it any other way!
How could I?
It was Christ’s unconditional love that began my transformational journey. A journey on which an insecure, introverted woman discovered her VOICE.
Thanks for listening to my voice! Feel free to like and share it with your friends.
Have a great day! Rita
Be a VOICE in the deafening sound of sameness!