Before telling anyone about being raped my freshman year of college, I was living in fear. I walked around trying to conceal the burden that kept me from enjoying my life as a young adult.
One evening, Cristal and her husband invited me to dinner and a movie. After the movie, Cristal pulled me aside and said "I don't know why I'm telling you this...but a few years ago I was raped by a close friend I trusted. God knows what we go through even if we don't..." She gave me a hug. I said "thank you." And we parted ways.
I was shocked...but at peace all at the same time. I never spoke to Cristal about my experience but I was compelled to tell her over the phone once I got home later that evening.
Cristal has been and continues to be part of my healing circle, and someone I consider a sister.
She has been an ample part of my healing and encouraged me in the process of telling my family and finishing school. I've had other's help me along the way---the reaffirmed so much hope & purpose in my life.
So we ask you today...
Whose in your circle?? I don't know HOW many times I've thrown my own pity party and no one was invited...except...OTHER broken people.
While you heal, from the whys in life...("why did this have to happen to me? Why didn't God intervene? Why do bad things happen to good people?") take an inventory of the people around you.
People carry spirits and different type of energy that is cultivates over a lifetime Of experiences. Days, hours, minutes all compiled into one being can influence you to be better or keep falling into The traps Of life.
I'm not saying what has happenned to you was YOUR fault. But I Don't believe in coincidences..If I did I'd be forced to look at my life and think all I have gone through was all "wrong place, wrong time".
It takes More Faith to believe in the spotinuity Of life than in a God that says in
Romans 8:18-23For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
That GLORY that God wants to reveal to us must Mean that It is ALREADY there. Inside Of us, If God said "Glory which Shall be discovered in us...that would require us to SEEK And FIND our Anwser, solution, or reason for these present times somewhere outside Of us. Outside Of our circles.
If they are FOR you, they'll promote you.
If they are against you, they'll try to demote you in your progress Of that reveal.
Pray for discernment. Many people And places are seasonal And once they stop aiding in your growth, they are like weeds in a garden you've taken so long to cultívate from your life; they are space fillers, whose only purpose is to keep you from The beauty That's already there...Don't be afraid to pluck some out... Give yourself permission to grow.🌱
Let's heal together.
With love and solidarity,
Devin Marie & Cristal Lowe.
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