A few months ago my wife signed us up for an intense healing weekend which begins this evening. I agreed to go for a couple of reasons none of which were for my own healing process. This is not my first “healing program” experience and, because I know how they work, now I find my self anxious as the time draws closer. Building mental walls about where I will and will not go in conversations. Your words have encouraged me to remember what this is all about and even though it is uncomfortable to “go through the pain and see what it has to teach me.”
If You’re Broken, There’s a Way Out: Get to Brokenness
My own messy life left me with two options:
- Cover it up – build some work-arounds that allow me to schlepp along.
- Go through the pain and see what it has to teach me.
I chose the latter. Was it courage or just a dogged commitment to authenticity? I don’t know – I just felt boxed in by my own convictions, and though I could hide from people well enough, I couldn’t hide from reality.
Thanks Seth! Really needed and totally understood. I’m glad I reached my breaking point on the race because the healing I received from it was incredible! I am a new person because the Lord told me who I am to Him. I hope others can embrace these truths and put down the mask and realize that it is harder to try to hold the performance up and pretend we aren’t broken. My prayer is that America would expose more of our brokenness that Jesus would bring more healing into those places.
It was great to see the transformation that took place in you, Andrew.
Until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change…there are very few who will.
Finding those who are committed to walking with you through the process is necessary for the long term