I awakened this morning thinking about my previous post on Instagram. My weekly planner spread didn’t include anything for Sunday other than another planning session. My church participation (or lack thereof) has changed so much over the past few years. Thoughts of hurt feelings and struggles in ministry resurfaced. It was then that I decided my first plan of attack for today would be freshly brewed coffee and a journal entry. It’s the second time in as many weeks old wounds have come to haunt me. I’ve learned from previous experience that when this occurs I need to address the problem by writing in my journal. Some may find comfort in confiding in friends or family, however over the years, I’ve come to rely on my journals. It’s a safe place for me to vent and analyze my feelings if I need to.
This week’s prompt raises the question “what do you need to heal from?” It’s a loaded question that bears answering in order to move forward. Ask yourself:
- “Why am I having these feelings now?”
- “Do I need more help than my journal can provide?”
- “How do I begin to forgive?”
It’s been said numerous times by many individuals that healing is for the giver as well as the receiver. Yes, this is easier said than done, however, promise yourself that tomorrow you will be one step closer to healing than you are right now.