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?