Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Yesterday I posted one of the most depressing article known to man. I felt dead on the inside, numb and just plain exhausted. Have you ever been in a place emotionally where it seemed like to feel was the worst option ever? Like it hurts to feel? I was in that place, a dead man walking and just going through the motions because I had to- never really expressing the deep hurt that was in my heart. I was so angry with God, angry that my life wasn’t turning out the way I imagined, angry that I kept experiencing hurt from those I have given love to and angry that no one could see that I was dead- a dead man walking. I was just plain angry; sitting in a church that was telling me to hope and believe, that God understood how I was feeling, that everything was going to work out. As I sat in the church, I became more angry…I became so infuriated that I refused to worship. I refused to pray or praise or give thanks- I did not want to be connected to God. I did not want to have anything to do with Him. Like a professional, I slowly disconnected my spirit from Him- I was committing suicide, I wanted to die.
It’s crazy how in our dark times, we realize what we are made of. It’s in the moments of hopelessness that we understand the gift of hope, in sorrow we understand joy and in chaos we understand the importance of peace. It’s not until we are dead in our spirits that we seek to live more than ever before. I wanted to heal but was broken so bad, I didn’t think I could be whole. I wanted to live but I thought I was too far gone for a resurrection. I wanted to be happy but I made sadness apart of my daily routine, the coat that shielded me from the world, I wanted nothing to do with God but He wanted everything to do with me…
Out of His love and compassion, He came by my side and poured His love on me. He helped me to let go of all the hurt , He touched my heart and He loved me. He made me come alive!
I realized yesterday that I don’t want to pretend in life. I don’t want to say I’m okay when I’m not, I don’t want to smile when I’m crying on the inside. I’m tired of battling things behind closed doors, the demons of loneliness and rejection that comes to kill me and muffle my voice. So yesterday, I didn’t wear the mask of the “have- it-all-together” church girl, I was honest and I became free, True freedom comes through honesty. Keep your eyes open because they may be some around you who are dead men walking…
Until next time,