Faith, Life

These Four Walls (New)

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These four walls once held me bound. Kept me chained in like a bird in a cage. But these days, I’m a bird who is free. These four walls won’t keep me in because it’s not bigger than me. I will not look to myself for the resolution but the Giver of Life. My focus is no longer the walls but that which is higher than me. I will no longer allow pain, fear, hurt or hang-ups to hold me bound within these four walls. It won’t be easy but I will not bang my head against these walls and expect change. I have a choice and so do you. Choose to see and live beyond these walls.

If you’re still bound by these four walls; stop and take a listen. Listen for the sounds on the outside, listen to your beating heart and listen to the voice that speaks so softly to you and once again choose to see the beauty that these four walls can bring.

Whatever these four walls may represent for you it doesn’t have to be negative or destructive. These same walls that have held you down and back can be the walls which set you on a different path; where there once was bitterness there can be forgiveness. For sadness, it can be replaced with joy. If there was once chaos, you can have peace. You see these walls have helped me to see myself and the much-needed transformation that has begun. These four walls once held me bound, but now I am free.

Life

Hurt

Have you ever been hurt or felt hurt?

I believe that at some point in our lives we have been hurt by someone or something. It is either we have been hurt or done the hurting. The question is what do you do when you get hurt? For me it was easy to put up walls. It was either I would not allow myself to feel the hurt or wollow in self pity over the hurt. Early on I learned to put up walls to help protect myself from others and being hurt. Because of the many deep wounds I had the wall erected were very high. I would not allow others to get to close to me because of the fear of being hurt, so instead I just pushed people away. That is how I lived most of my life, especially throughout my teenage years and into adulthood. What I hadn’t realized was these same walls that I erected to protect myself from being hurt were the same walls that would prevent me from being……

I can see now that as the walls are coming down that I am free. Free to live and love, free to hope and dream, and free to give love and hope.

There is no doubt that I am still scared of being hurt, but I wont let the hurt consume me because of this love that fills me. This Love gives me the time and space to deal with all the hurt and heal that which is broken. This love I have is found in Jesus. Through Him I am being healed as I face what needs to be faced. The broken pieces are being put back together again. I am glad that I let Him in and have allowed Him to tear down the walls that I had built.

Will you allow Him to tear down your walls?