This word prompt gave me a flood of ideas of what to write about based on how many things I have tried to bury throughout my life. I’m so thankful that I do not live in that constant alarm and chaos of not remembering the buried memories. Each of my parts held their own memories and I didn’t even know I had the parts, much less the buried memories. Buried things hurt and we don’t like to hurt so it is a little difficult to face those memories but it was so worth it! God has not called us to be held in bondage to buried memories. He wants to heal them and set us free.
I’m currently planning an event that I’m super excited about and it has been strange to think about how opposite it is of who I have always been. Never in a million years would I have willingly got up and spoke if called on, much less brainstormed, planned, scheduled, and executed a major speaking event. Yet here I am, scheduling an event to share the very things I used to bury, to the glory of God, for the glory of God, because of the gory of God. God has changed me so much! Sometimes I get overwhelmed and feel like I don’t even know who I am anymore. He has healed me so much that I have become a new creation in so many ways that I have to stop and catch my breath. I have a compelling desire to help others find the freedom that comes from being a new creation.
I don’t want to bury anything anymore. I have allowed God to bring it to the surface and heal it. Because of walking through the work of intensive therapy, God is now using the very things that the enemy used for harm. The things Satan made me think I had to bury, the things he caused me to feel less than because of, those things lost their negative power over me. They are healed, and washed in the loving blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, they are usable! Can I tell you there is life and death in the power of the tongue? We overcome the enemy with the blood of Jesus and the words of our testimony. There is so much freedom in allowing God to use the things that the enemy thought was going to ruin you to help others who need to hear your story. Speak life. Tell someone of the things God has done for you. Who in your life needs to hear about how God has worked in your life?
I challenge you to live a life that doesn’t include the need to bury anything. Live a life that you love. More than that, live a life that lets you love others. Love changes everything. Love heals. Love empowers. Love never fails.
Speak life. Speak love.