The Father has promised to restore any life that is surrendered to Him. He understands the emotional twisting that abuse of any kind can do to a child. He also knows exactly what experiences will be needed to heal the personality and restore balance to the life. The Father stood with me through my early years, providing his teachers and experiences at just the right time, which enabled me to grow beyond the early traumas. As an adult looking back, I can see His providence surrounding my life, filling me with as much love and light as I could hold. The wisdom to rise above is the wisdom to understand. The Still Small Voice I heard as a child I now know as the voice of Wisdom from above. Throughout the years of pain and confusion, He comforted me, whispering hope and love in my ear. Today I know Him as my friend and Savior, the one who has been beside me every step of my journey.
A good portion of my life has been spent in victim mode, accepting responsibility for the wrong choices of others, reacting instead of living. Personal freedom has come as I have developed boundaries. I now understand where my responsibility ends. I no longer allow the bad choices others make to oppress my life. Taking on the emotional baggage someone else is choosing to carry is not an act of kindness for either of us. I have learned to listen, offer my best advice, and then leave the emotional baggage behind. Personal freedom allows me to say, “This is not my problem. I care about you, but I am not your personal dumping ground.” It is impossible to share our gifts with the world if we allow those we meet to dump their emotional junk all over us.