My own personal journey of healing has been painful and beautiful all at the same time. Believe me when I say that I have faced wounding that I never thought I would recover from. It’s not something that happened over night, and there was no magical moment that took away the pain I was facing. Before I go any further, I really want to start by saying this. Whatever you are facing, or have faced can not and should not be compared to the struggle of anyone else.
When I was in college I experienced my first messy breakup. It shook me to the core. For days I stayed in bed, not wanting to face the world or a life beyond that moment. I was sad, depressed, and quite honestly hopeless. One day I was talking to my dad, and he told me something that has stayed with me to this very day, “don’t ever compare what you are going through with the trials that others face because this is the hardest thing you have ever faced.” There was something about that statement that allowed me to see that what I was going through was painful and that I was allowed to feel sadness. But, I could not stay there forever.
Many of you reading this are facing unbelievable pain from hurt that has happened to you throughout your life. One out of three will have been abused physically, sexually or emotionally. You could have experienced the loss of a parent or a loved one at a very early age. Maybe you have battled with mental illness or some form of depression or anxiety. I’m not here to tell you today that there is a quick fix, or that your healing will be immediate. What I am here to do is to encourage you to take that one step towards your healing.
For years I battled alone, until I finally had the courage to talk to a therapist. In fact that was the catalyst for me to pursue a career in helping other women. What I did not know then was that it would be the first time of many that I would need to sit and share my hurt with someone else. If you had asked me in that moment, I would not have cared if I would ever help someone else in my lifetime. I’ve come a long way since then.
Taking a step of courage for you may look a little different. It could be that you release yourself from guilt, or maybe you forgive someone else for what they inflicted upon you. Whatever it is, this is your time. You do not have to do it alone.
If you have been doing the 21 Day Purpose Challenge, you may have gotten to today and thought to yourself that you want to throw in the towel. Can I encourage you to keep going. You can do this!! Maybe you haphazardly stumbled upon this blog today. I would like to invite you to join a group of amazing women who have decided to journey together. Click here and sign up right now. You will get access to a private Facebook group that I trust will encourage you to pursue your healing journey.
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