Choosing to Heal.
Updated: Oct 19, 2018
The problem lies not in being wounded but in whether or not we are willing to be healed. Any survivor of abuse is confronted with a real question- am I going to choose to heal from the wounds of abuse? The decision to heal is radical, brave, God honoring and life affirming. Deciding to seek help is not easy but it will be so worth it.
Think of a wound in the physical sense for a moment as an analogy. You cut open your knee and really it requires stitches but you don’t want anyone to see it. So you cover it best you can, you develop a limp from it and perhaps even suffer an infection that really slows you down. After some time you learn to live with it, its not comfortable but even if you want to tell someone now you think it might be too late. It slows you down and you cant do things you once did. And then there comes a time when you can no longer deal with it. Perhaps you have to kneel a lot in your work, perhaps you keep bleeding through the bandages and you badly need medical help or it might be that you suffer from a worse infection and you collapse and medical attention is sought without you even requesting it. Finally the wound is given the medical attention it needs and it hurts initially while it is opened back up and cleaned out properly and stitches are administered. But then over time it heals and no longer troubles you. You will probably have a scar reminding you of the deep cut but it no longer hurts and doesn’t limit you any more. It’s much the same with an emotional wound.
You will have pain either way, however choosing to heal allows you to get to a point where the pain reduces so much that it no longer affects you and your choices. As I was driving this morning a building had this billboard sign ' the past is a place of reference, not a place of residence'. Read that again. Its saying what happened happened, but its not who you are, its not where you reside you are destined for much greater things. Are you ready to move forward into your best days? Choose to heal when you are ready, your incredible future is waiting for you.
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