Dude, it’s time. This is what I told myself. I held onto the secret for way too long that it was slowly destroying my every being. The truth will set you free. Will it…..will it really? My insides were freaking out. I’m pretty sure my heart was outside of my body but I knew it had to be done. Confronting the abuse head on was probably one of the scariest most gut wrenching things I have ever done. On the flip side though, the truth DID set me free. The aftermath of speaking up was a whirlwind for those involved and wasn’t super awesome but for me, there was a part of me, this dark and dirty piece, this piece that told me I was used goods, those lies were finally released.
I know I’ve spoken into this in past devos but I need to speak into this in more depth. We’ve gotta release the ugly inside. There are lies that fester inside of us that need to be freaking smashed and spit out. Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard a soft voice inside of you saying, you aren’t good enough, not pretty enough, not worth enough. SO NOT TRUE! Here’s the thing though, the lies will just keep on twirling in our heads if we don’t speak up. This could mean a million different things. I needed to speak up. I needed to tell my truth. I needed to release the abuse. Maybe there was a situation or a convo that got you thinking you weren’t worth a million bucks. Maybe something happened to you that you keep replaying over and over in your head and because of it, you’ve lost the joy you once knew. The more you give the nasty power, the more it has power over you. The more we stay in our heads, the more we keep replaying the corrupted scenarios of lies. My daughter is awesome at this. Not the replaying of the nasty ha, but of speaking it out. Truth be told, she just talks a lot in general (and I love her 🙂 but in that, when there are things about her body or situations she is replaying in her mind, or moments that make her upset, she talks about it. She doesn’t hold onto it. This is what I’m talking about. Jesus can start to repair what was broken if we release the power of it to Him. The evil one can have a party with it the more we leave the lies right where they are at.
The reason I bring this up is because I’m constantly needing to relearn this over and over again. Maybe, just maybe I’m writing this more for myself. I need to remind myself that the past is out of my hands. I can’t change it but I can make a new plan. I can decide to allow Christ to speak into it and change the path. I do have the power through Jesus Christ to start living in the freedom of truth. You can too. Whatever was told to you or done to you does not own you. Here’s some truth. You are a child of God! You are amazing! You are full of beauty and life! Stand in this today and everyday. I’ll do the same.
“You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward”