While you wait liberate yourself but from what you may ask….Let’s see...
A lot of people are held back emotionally from their fears. They've had their heart broken, boyfriend cheated etc and to cut a long story short they are afraid to try at love again. They would rather live alone and "safe” than risk the chance of being hurt again. Even when they gather enough courage to enter a relationship, they must remain in total control. The first time the guy makes a mistake, intentional or not, they’re out the door. Or what about my ladies who are in constant fear of their boyfriends leaving them? They compromise and bend over backwards to please him but wake up each day wondering if this is the day he’ll leave. They live life with their hearts under lock and key.
1 John 4 vs 18: There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.
Living under lock and key is nothing but bondage and where there is fear, love can not exist because fear is bondage. While you wait, liberate…set your hear free from it’s pains and struggles. God has given a man the key to your heart but the lock can not be found if you keep it hidden.The season while you wait is a great time to free yourself from anything preventing you from putting your heart out there again.
My heart breaks for the african woman because there is so much we endure yet have no voice to express. In our culture there are different things that are kept “hush” to save face and to hide shame, unfortunately they leave us shackled. How many girls have been sexually abused by that uncle, that houseboy your family hired and relive the event every time they close their eyes? I personally know of stories of horror that are just held deep inside. It is not only girls who are being abused but guys as well. I remember in college alone, I had close guys friends confess to me of being molested and one actually raped. If you even have the courage to tell someone, half of the time, you won’t be believed!!! ( Slow down Inthe…, you’re going off on a tangent…breathe….) Your shame…your past ...may not be abuse at all or things that have been done to you; it could be things you’ve knowingly done to others and you regret it to this day…so much so that it holds you hostage and you can’t seem to move forward.
When he finds out, what will he say… What will he do…What does he see...
Gal 5 vs 1: Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Your Past does not have half as much power as you do in Christ Jesus. Although your past may not have been a fairy tale, your future can be. Liberate yourself and let go.. Let it all fall away as you rise from the ashes. First things first… you have to speak, open your mouth and release that which you’ve stored so deep inside of you. Find someone you can speak too, it could be anybody from a friend, to a pastor or to God himself. Find your peace wherever God has placed it…in him.
To be Continued….
Musings from atop the potter’s wheel...