Healing From Your Past

Your past can teach you a lot about yourself if you let it. Stop viewing it as a series of negative experiences that have made your life worse somehow. Instead, see each of those experiences as an opportunity to grow and be better. 


How do you get there? 


By facing each trauma with respect. Allow yourself to feel the pain. Ask yourself questions such as:

  1. How do I feel about what I’ve experienced in the past?

  2. Why do I let the people who have hurt me still rule my thoughts?

  3. How can I show up for myself today?


I want to remind you that you are an amazing person and your past does not have to define you. Enthusiastically embrace the way you see yourself and adjust your thinking so it supports the person you are becoming in Christ. 


Most of the time it’s the thoughts you allow to linger in your mind that will keep you trapped in your painful experience.


What you have gone through is real but you have the power to re-write your story. Remember the question, “How do I feel about what I’ve experienced in the past?” 


When you begin to change the way you think about those experiences you can begin to heal. You have the power to re-write your story.


Those bad, hurtful experiences are not who you are. They are just what happened to you. Don’t attach yourself to them. You can say something like,


 “When (name) did this to me it made me feel unworthy; however, I’m not going to let that person’s ungodly behavior shape my thoughts about myself any longer.  I am amazing. I am strong!” 


You must do this inner work to heal. Take your power back today! Say this out loud:


I have authority over my mind. It doesn’t get to decide my life. I decide what thoughts stay and go. I get to choose the kind of life I want to have. 


The word of God says, “I have given you authority to trample on snacks and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19 NIV


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