Today’s post is pretty short and simple. It is about which “voice” you are listening to.
As you move on in this journey, you have a few choices as to who you want to listen to. We have several options. They include:
- a counselor,
- fellow survivors,
- friends and family, or
- your abuser.
All of these voices will influence you and speak to you as you progress. The importance in this is making the conscious choice to only listen to those who are positively speaking into your life.
Most, if not all, have an instantaneous recording that we can easily listen to from our abusers. These messages are neither kind nor helpful. They demean and demoralize us. They rock us to our core and leave us in a form of rubble. These are the easiest to listen to as well, because they have been engrained in us for a long time and from an early age. The messages of our lives not being important or that we were useless or worthless individuals. Chances are these voices are the ones that have directed most of your lives.
But today and from this day forward, I want you to choose a different voice to listen to. Listen, really listen, to God speak as you read His Word. Choose to speak with and internalize what your counselors and fellow survivors are saying. Lastly, choose who you will share this journey with wisely as you involve friends and family. Only include those who will empower you and lift you up as you need it.
This is so very important, but yet never really discussed. So ask yourself right now, who have you been listening to? Is this something you should change? And don’t just take a moment to address it now, but check yourself on a regular basis. This is crucial for you to move forward from a victim to a survivor. And have faith in the Lord that HE will heal you.
God Bless ❤
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.” – Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Heb 11:1 (NIV)