P-90X #Prayerfor90Days FOR WOMEN ONLY: Healing & Wholeness

Oct 16, 2013   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on P-90X #Prayerfor90Days FOR WOMEN ONLY: Healing & Wholeness

 

 “Building Women of Purpose, Power, Praise, &  Prayer, to be Total Women”

 Release Your Past, Unleash Your Future


Every Woman has to Hear this Powerful Word!

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“The Assault that Brought You Under Arrest”

                                                         

For many of us, we can still remember the day, the month, the year, and the time when we came under the greatest assault of our lives.  The assault caused us to give up hope for living and believing God would forgive us and use us for greatness.  Many assaults in a woman’s life have brought her under arrest. Many of you can still remember the day when you thought you loved that man so much and slept with him, believing that if you would give him what he wanted, then he would give you what you needed-Love.

Many of you can still remember the times late at night, when an uncle, cousin, or trusted family friend would come into your room and do unspeakable things to you. To this day, what happened to you causes you to hate yourself and not trust men.  Many of you can still remember when you went out on that date with someone you thought was a nice young man, but later you found out it was a fatal attraction plot when he took from you something that you held so dear.  This incident (rape) caused you to feel that before another man violates you again, then you would just give it up. Now 10, 15, 20 or more men later, you still feel empty, used, and abused.

For others, the assault that brought you under arrest was the first time he hit you and told you he would never do it again. However, you still have the bruises and the scars to prove he does not love you.  The assault for others was that man who cheated and committed adultery on you. Adding pain to insult, he told you that you were the only one he loved.

 

For others, it is that you are now living with a STD or AIDS, wondering if God will heal you.  For others, it was thoughts of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse that caused you to come under arrest. Finally, for the sister who still cries and feels regret and remorse about the abortion or giving that baby up for adoption, you are under arrest.  It is time to give up the painful secrets and be healed from them.  These incidents may have brought you under arrest, but they don’t have to continue to imprison you.

 

You did not know then that the assault, that one decision, would cause you to be under arrest so badly that you would even stop loving yourself and wanting to live.  You stopped wanting to come to church and be around those that had nothing to do with the assault, because you felt safer in isolation. You did not know that the situation was a trick, a trap in order to get you so messed up and tied up that you would give up! Today, God wants to restore hope to the hopeless.

 

When Jesus said to God (Our Father), “Send me, I will make a recompense for it all,” He became a ransom for us.  Jesus died so that you would not die to the assault that has brought you under arrest.  There is another way, a better way, and it is through Christ.  He suffered and died, so that you would not have to suffer and die inward deaths over this issue.  He came to carry it, so that you would not have to anymore. It is too much for you to carry anyway.  Jesus died for us to have forgiveness, so that we would not have to live with or carry the guilt and shame of the assault.  Jesus died so that you could live again, dream again, hope again, and be all that He has called you to be!

 

 For many of you, the enemy has used isolation to keep you bound, but you are not alone. God is with you and He has always been there, even when the assault happened.  Many of you are wondering, “How could God have been there and let it happen to me?”  Remember that God had to be there, because you made it out alive, and that was by His grace. The assault hurt you, but it did not kill you!  For many of us, we made it out alive, but forgot to live again!

 

 The Holy Spirit yearns to comfort you and rebuild your life from the ashes.  God sees you living again even though all you can see is the rubble and the aftermath of the assault.  When the enemy launched the assault against you, he did it in order to try to stop the flow of the anointing and take from you the prosperous place of destiny that the Lord has in store for you.  I know you thought the attack was about you, but the enemy was trying to stop the move of God in your life. The enemy did not want God to get the glory, so he attacked what you stood for in order to stop you and the Kingdom.

 

We women are hoarders of our past!  If you are going to hold on to or hoard something, then hold on to and hoard the good and the best that is yet to come.  Let go of the pain that was inflicted during the assault.  Many of us know what it is like to have Real-Life Drama!  Get rid of the things, places, and people that are bringing you down. Identify what is bringing you down, and what is causing you pain. The assault, the shame, the guilt, the debt, the failed relationships, and the past, was enough to arrest you, but not strong enough to destroy your destiny.

 

“Refuse to Hold Your Future in Contempt of Your Past”


To unleash means to release or loose from, to break-free, and to let go.  The word release means to set-free from confinement, restraint, to free, or let-go, or dismiss.  In order to be free you must let go and dismiss your past.  I have a secret for you; it already happened, you already did it, it was already done to you, and you can’t go back!  However, today you can decide to move forward with a new perspective, a new attitude, and in wholeness.

 

No matter the pain, the past has shaped you into who you are today.  We are a Compilation of our Life Experiences!  Like it or not, once ‘it’ happened, it became a part of you, but it is not the sum (total) of who you are.  The step you missed in being healed was that you did not Release it, so that you could be Unleashed.  You have to release it so that you can be who you were before ‘it’ happened, the you that used to dream and be so vibrant before your innocence was taken, before the assault, and before the mistakes and the bad decisions.

 

“Come as you are, but don’t stay as you are.”

Some may ask, “What does true release look like?”  I am so glad you asked.  1 Samuel 17:22 says, “Then David left his baggage in the care of the baggage keeper” (NASB).  Leave your Baggage behind, leave it in the hands of the baggage keeper.  Nothing stays the same in life and survives.  Decide today never to be the same again. Never be bound by something, or stuck in something, you cannot change.  Your baggage is the roadblock keeping you from your destiny.  Before there was a storm or an assault on your life, there was a Destination.  You have to make a choice to give God the baggage, leave the baggage with Him, and not pick it back up again.  Let go of the baggage that is holding you back and keeping you weighed down.

 

 “You Are Not What Happened To You”


You will not always remain where you are now; old things even today are passing away and, all things are becoming new in your life.  No matter how bad the assault or attack (the trap or the trick that was played on you), God is able to strengthen you again.  You are not the rape, the molestation incident, the physical abuse, the drug and alcohol addiction, you are not the abortion, and you are not the sexual acts you have committed.  What happens to you in life is not necessarily what defines who you are!  What happened (the assault) is not who you are.  You are not what happened to you, but you must now see yourself through God’s eyes, and He proclaims in Jeremiah 29:10-14:

 

“For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.”

 

You can always come back home, back to the heart of God, your First Love.  I am reminded of the prodigal son in Luke 15: although he had an inheritance that was his even before birth, the enticement of “something more or something better” drew him into a life that was not in line with his heritage.  After being disobedient and causing his own pain and demise, he found himself at his lowest point in a pigpen eating slop.  The Bible records a profound statement, which describes the most defining moment in the prodigal son’s life, “He came to himself, and he came to his senses” (v.17 NLT).

 

 My dear sister, I know you feel that you have made reprehensible decisions concerning your life and that you have forfeited some things, but I declare unto you that you can always come back home.  You are not what happened to you, even during your straying away and backsliding moments.  When the prodigal son came to himself and his senses, he realized, “life has to be better than this, and there is a greater plan for my life.”  I want you to know that God just pressed the pause button while you were on the search and quest of who you thought you were, although it was outside of His will.  If you don’t know God, then you will never know or understand yourself.

 

 The first step to beginning again and realizing you are not what happened to you is to forgive yourself.  There, I said it. You are not where you need to be because you can’t forgive yourself and quit carrying around the guilt of what happened.  You have not been able to begin again because you can’t stop thinking, “If only I had done this and not that in my life.” It is done and it is over with, and you can’t go back. Today, you have to make the choice to come to your senses and say, “It has to be better than this- enough is enough.”  Get out of the pigpen, dust yourself off, and come home. The Lord is waiting on you with open arms to receive you back as His daughter, and nothing less.

 

 God doesn’t just want you healed, but He wants you Whole.  Wholeness will keep you from going back to the pits; wholeness will help you deliver others, and being whole means not having any lack.  You are complete and you are ready for the next great thing God wants to do in your life.  God can’t send you to the next level with the issues you have now, but rather He needs you whole.  Allow your Purpose to speak louder than your pain!

 

 Stop Looking at your Future in light of your past!  The light of your past is not enough to shine forth or illuminate your future.  Trust God for enough light for where you are, and for the step you are on.  Make up in your mind that you are going to outlive what you are going through.

 

“RESTART, BUT DON’T SHUTDOWN!”


What have you not healed over yet?  This could be the indicator of your broken arrows.  Sometimes, it is not the arrows (the dreams) that are broken, but the bow (You) that is broken.  A broken bow cannot shoot out an arrow.  The walls that you have built to protect yourself have actually imprisoned you!  Brokenness cannot be built upon or around; it must be rebuilt!  Sometimes, we are shattered on the inside and that makes us unfortified on the outside.

The word restart means to commence, begin, to move suddenly, to get into motion, originate, introduce and to establish.  It is also a place or time of beginning and it even means to make a noise.

 

The word shutdown means to cease, to halt, to block, to confine, to prevent, to keep away, to stop the flow of, and to be silent.  It is okay to restart, it is okay to begin, move suddenly, get into motion, and establish.  You owe it to yourself after all you have been through to restart in every area of your life.  However, it is not okay for you to stop living and shutdown.  Do not stop, halt, cease, block, or keep away your blessings, future, or the happiness that is to come in your life, despite what has already happened.

 

Don’t Breakdown, but Breakthrough. It is time for you to Pursue, Overtake, and Recover All.  Restart means to make a noise, but shutdown means to be silent.  Restart your life!  Make some noise!  Don’t shutdown and lose yourself by being silent about or in your own life.

 

 

 

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