let’s talk about it : no more silence, no more bondage.

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Good evening! I hope you’re all doing well, and staying safe.

One way that the enemy keeps us bound is keeping our mouth shut. Have you ever noticed that when you’re going through the hardest of times it’s often difficult to speak up about it. We suffer the most in silence. I’m not sure if it’s because if we feel shame in our weaknesses, or not feeling that we’re strong enough to talk about it. But I’m just reminding you that there’s never a shame in speaking up and speaking out.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

However, we need to remove the shame in talking, and opening up, even in the times when we’re struggling.

The reason why I’m so passionate about speaking out and opening up, is because for so long I was silent, and it didn’t help. And so many of us are living in hardship and not feeling like they’re able to speak about what they’re going through, suffering in silence.

It’s very easy to pretend on the outside that things are okay. Plastering a wallpaper over a cracked wall, may look nice on the surface, but underneath it all, it’s not okay.

so practical steps: be honest and open with yourself and with God. Tell him how you’re actually feeling and what’s going on the inside. He is ready, and He cares for you!

casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

pray that God shows you the right people to open up to! The worst thing we can do is to have the courage to open up but then talk to someone who has no confidentiality skills. But when we pray, God can direct us even to people who will pray with you, pray for you. And stand with you. Often these can be the people you least expect, but you never know, they can be a huge help for you. There’s so many even online groups, and good pages that have likeminded people, who can support you also!

Secondly, finding professional help if you need it also, for example there are so many therapies online, and helplines available. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that you don’t need to access therapies as well as spiritual help. There’s something benefits to professional help, where they can give you tips and tools, that you can use alongside with praying and reading the word.

Finally: be available to help others too. I never realised that me being open and telling people that “yes, also I’ve had struggles with feeling depressed and anxious and having low self esteem”, can help others feel like they’re not alone.

When you’re speaking about it, it’s no longer a bondage in your mind. Why? Because you’re saying it out , and freeing your mind from shame of whatever it is you’re struggling with. Be it addiction, be it sin, be it emotional trauma. One of the important steps we can do ultimately is talking about it and letting whats going on, out!

I pray that this has helped you, and that whatever you may be enduring, if you’re ever going through, take time to pray on it. Talking to God and being honest and open and transparent, is so key. That’s an amazing place to start. Being honest with God and being honest with yourself. Through that finding good counsel and people who can support you and pray with you.

There is no shame in speaking out. There’s no need to pretend everything is always okay, but to speak out and to talk about it, is so key. And also to be there for one another. It’s a lonely world out there, and is difficult. The best thing we can do is to show love and support and kindness to people, and this can often be to lend a judgement free, listening ear!

May God bless you ♥️. And please, always feel free to drop a comment or a message (my Instagram @_itsyourgirltk). And reach out! If you ever need.

~ peace, joy & love.

TK

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