Every woman has experienced moments where she just isn’t in the mood. Not in the mood for a deep conversation…not in the mood for an intimate encounter with her husband or with God for that matter. Sometimes it takes too much energy for a meaningful connection and sometimes I’m running on fumes. More often than not, it’s just a short season. A little time alone and I’m recharged. Ready for reunions with the ones I love. It hasn’t always been this way. For a long time the lack of intimacy was a way of life. I was a master builder of walls. My husband told me when we first met, he could see the castle wall with the snipers in the tower. The bridge was drawn and there was no getting in! (Poor guy! That’s a different story for a different day.) Anyway…I lived in a fortress. Fear guarded the gate. Mistrust and Contempt managed the mote. And me? I was the prisoner because although the barriers kept the possibility of pain out, they also keep the healing–and the Healer–from coming in. But The Healer is not intimidated by fortresses or the fear. In fact Fear is His is enemy. And The Great Warrior has never lost a battle. Because of Him, I am learning to walk in freedom. He’s invited me to join him in this quest of becoming brave… This is what this blog is all about (Becoming Brave...). In Him I am finding freedom to join Him in building His kingdom instead of being stuck in a fortress of fear. I am learning to live courageously in communion with others and intimacy with Him. I am becoming brave. Wanna join me?
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” –Carl Jung #becomingbrave
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Thank you for sharing this! It was a timely word for me. This past week was a “just keep breathing” kind of week for me. This post was a reminder that fear is my enemy but it’s no match for my Papa in heaven!
Bless you friend!!