We all have been broken at some point in our lives- right? We all have loved and lost, experienced pain, hurt, deceit.
The next question that we have - is how do we live BEYOND THE BROKENNESS?
It took me a long time to understand and acknowledge- and when I say long time - I mean - JUST A FEW DAYS AGO.. ACCEPTING THIS.. My past does not define me and I am worthy and deserve the greatness that the world has to offer.
For years I can say I have worked on myself, my self-esteem, confidence, self talk, everything and every aspect of life- I took time to study and work on me- improve on myself-so that I could be the best version of myself!
How many of us have done that?
Well, it was until recently in my private life that I had to confront something- that I THOUGHT I had addressed. Happiness and love! If you've been in abused relationship- you often -in the back of your mind- hold on to the words that the abuser said. I had replaced all the self talk- EXCEPT for one area of my life- my relationships! Who was I to deserve someone to care about me, love me and accept me still not completely whole?
After some soul searching I ended back at my favorite scripture Isaiah 54- and I had written my name in there.
Jojo- you were a wife of your youth- but now your foundations are made of sapphires, take the sides of your tent (your house) so that I can enlarge it. The Lord is your Redeemer, your husband, and that He has an everlasting kindness and mercy on me! Jojo you will be established in righteousness and far from oppression and you WILL NOT FEAR and terror will not come near you. Jojo this is your heritage- of those who serve the Lord.
Wow- so I can still be broken- and be whole. I can still be working on myself and accept love. What an amazing thing!
We may have been broken -BUT WE ARE STILL BEAUTIFUL..
BE FEARLESS IN THE PURSUIT OF YOUR BEAUTY!!
Hey guys!! I am J’Anmetra Waddell and I am survivor of Domestic Violence