ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY-What Has Been Done To You?
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” Jean Paul Sarte
I love that quote by Sarte because it not only represents empowerment but gratefulness through healing. That quote reflects what happens when we truly have gone through the deepest of suffering, pain, sorrow, trials or a broken past and we have moved step by step through courage and tears to face our fears to realize the worst is behind us. We have moved to a point of realizing we have a choice. A choice to hold onto the bondage of hurt, blame, and desiring someone to pay for our pain or to choose the narrow path of courage that with it’s silence and felt lack of vindication here on Earth, calls for the release of those who have harmed us in order to be free.
In order for me to condemn and keep stepping on the neck of those who have harmed me, I must also place my head down for others to step on my neck for the harm I have caused in my pain and humanity. No, I cannot and will not excuse or justify the actions of my abusers. However, I can and have released their power and hold over my life by simply forgiving them. Not for them, but for me. How can I accept so great a gift of His forgiveness yet withhold it from another who means little in my life? I can choose to make what they did to me who I am or chose to make what the Lord has allowed in my life through the purpose of that pain in the lives of others who I am.
I am free, I am a national speaker, writer, counselor and have a passionate life now not because of all the horrible things and abuse that I went through but because of what Jesus Christ allowed me to do and how He used the things I went through.
I pray you use your pain to find your freedom and His purpose.
You can do this!
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
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