Stop Running

If you have relationship struggles, chances are; it’s due to a deep insecurity or brokenness in either you or the other person. We would be wise to let others into those areas of our lives, so that we may be healed.

There is no person exempt from this reality, there are only those in hiding. This is why Jesus calls us to brings our whole selves out into the light, to experience the great depth of His healing that can truly set us from free from that which has held us in deep bondage for years. It’s His grace that penetrates the deepest and darkest places of our lives. It’s His mercy that fills our hearts with love and not shame. 

We must ask ourselves, is it worth it? Is it really worth, continuing to impress our insecurities on those we love the most? Maybe, it would be better to allow ourselves to become vulnerable, opening up ourselves with safe people, so we may experience freedom and have our hearts undergo a true metamorphosis.

Running from relationship to relationship does not heal our hearts. It only digs us into further hiding. We tuck away our hearts into deeper caverns of protection, walling up another area, blocking ourselves off from a place God longs to set us free from, believing somehow a new person, or a different relationship is what we really need. However, soon enough, relationship struggles will surface once again as we operate out of a reactive state, doing our best to keep our most precious insecurities hidden, while all the while damaging our most beloved relationships.

In order to live contrary to this, we must open ourselves up. We must be willing to say, I am broken, I am deeply insecure, but I’m trusting you, dear friend to walk with me on a path towards freedom. Trust is difficult if we have been hurt, but we can trust God. We can also trust those whom He has placed in our lives who walk in biblical wisdom and insight. Those folks who are full of grace, because they have walked the road of metamorphosis, allowing others in, trusting God and believing Him for their freedom.

Dear friend, I say this hoping maybe one person will read it and know that if you have been hiding and are tired of living there, please, come and talk to me. I have far from arrived or figured this whole thing out, but I have experienced the healing power of Jesus in my life. I have been set free from deep fears and insecurities and I’m in the process of being set free from even more of them as I join with dear friends who hold me accountable and point me towards the grace of God.

You are loved, there is no shame in what you have been through, done or experienced. There is grace for you, in Jesus name.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”- James 5:16

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