There is a certain level of vulnerability when we accept the challenge to write brave. Once we say yes, there will be obstacles to overcome. Why? Because writing brave paves the way for crooked paths to be made straight, for broken hearts to be made whole, and for depression to be replaced with joy.
For me, it was fear, anxiety and depression. But what led me there was not so much the telling of the story but the “what will people think” mentality. Yes, I was a victim. But the revisiting of my past brought a certain level of ache that I hadn’t experienced in a long time. I feared some would question the reason why I decided to bring this part of my story out of the darkness into the light, if in fact God had already healed and redeemed me from it. But what I realized is that in the writing, in the telling of the story, there were fragmented parts of me that weren’t quite healed. My heart is still broken in some places and in desperate need of being filled with God’s unconditional love.read more