Letting Go Of Excess Baggage And Speaking Life To Your Dry Bones

Hey y’all! Hope all my TOG readers are doing great! Another beautiful hot day here in Bama.

So much has been going on in my heart lately, dealing with things and issues from my childhood, past, and present. Things that have made me who I am today. But I realize those things don’t have to keep me broken and stuck in the past. They may have had a hand in who I am but they DO NOT DEFINE ME!

In a counseling session this week, as we were going over my life timeline, and wow that’s a job let me just say. As she would repeat back to me my timeline and the things that have happened to me, I could hear it but it was hard to feel some of it. I don’t know if that makes sense or not? I’d think “Wow, yea that really did happen to me” “Oh and that too, and that too” but I’ve tried so hard in my life to shove things down and not feel the pain or emotions of life, maybe you can relate?

For me, if something happened you couldn’t talk about it….it may hurt a family member or make them angry….forget that it hurt you. That was the message I heard.

Then if you did, your feelings were wrong and not relative. So what does one do especially when you’re a child? Well, you quickly learn what’s acceptable and what’s not and then you learn to SHOVE DOWN EVERYTHING ELSE!

For me an eating disorder developed, it was something I could control, or so I thought.

I carried shame and guilt for things that had been done to me, and later things I had done. But it wasn’t mine to carry, neither is it yours sweet friend.

I have felt alone, numb, unworthy, unloved, unwanted, wrong, insecure, the list can go on and on. Maybe you feel those thing right now. You are not alone precious one, you are in good company. God is with you and He loves you at your darkest! He isn’t scared off by your brokenness, He is just waiting for you to invite Him in.

https://nikhop320.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/i-loved-you-at-your-darkest/

ARE YOU CARRYING THINGS IN YOUR LIFE THAT DON’T BELONG TO YOU?

  • Guilt.
  • Shame
  • Regret
  • Resentment/Unforgiveness
  • Habits/Addictions
  • Anger
  • Past Relationships
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Fear

“And He caused me to pass round about among them, and behold , there were VERY many (human bones) in the open valley or plain, and behold, they were very dry. He said to me, Son of Man can these bones lives? And I answered O Lord God, You know!! Again He said to me, Prophesy to these dry bones and SAY to them, O you dry bones, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD. Ezekiel 37:2-4

As I’m on this journey of restoration with God, I’ve realized some things.

One, I’m not alone in this.

Two, I have to let go of the things (or people) I cannot change…I am powerless to fix it but My God is NOT! My God is BIGGER!

And three, the things that need changing, the dry places in my soul….I have to Let Go and Let God.

There’s No Way Around Pain…Feel It And Move Through It

Today, I can say I’m doing a new thing! I don’t always get it right, but thank God I’m not where I use to be.

Those dry places in my soul and in my life, I’m choosing to feel them, be more vulnerable, and speak life to them. You can do the same thing my friend.

If you need something in your life to change, let me remind you when you let God in ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Healing and restoration are possible and I’ll even go as far to say it’s inevitable. Because where God is, there is LIFE and there is FREEDOM!

There is life and death in the power of your tongue! Speak LIFE!

The same power that raised Christ from the dead, lives IN YOU!!

Speak God’s word out of your mouth every day and call those things that be not as though they are!! Get in agreement with God’s promises!! Your life and circumstances WILL CHANGE!!

Prophesy to those dry bones!! And keep prophesying till what is dead comes to life. Don’t you dare give up!!

God bless you! I’m praying for y’all and I’d love to hear from you.

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

10 thoughts on “Letting Go Of Excess Baggage And Speaking Life To Your Dry Bones”

  1. Good Afternoon. I’m actually a brand new blogger but I recently read one of the best ways to attract more followers is to read the posts of others and engage. Yours was the first post I’ve read and I immediately felt the need to engage. I enjoyed this post for numerous reasons. Your words were poetic and inspiring to say the least. I myself felt as though you were speaking directly to me. Though your problems/setbacks may not be my own, in a lot of ways I felt they were. I keep rereading to find my favorite excerpt from this post but I loved it all. In all honesty the ability/desire to inspire others is why I started my blog in the first place. I wanted who I was to pour out onto the screen and in turn inspire others to move past their own “baggage.” I wanted to relate. Though I’m nowhere near your level just yet, reading this has inspired me to keep at it. Simply put, thank you for sharing, and thank you for courageously being you!

    1. Good evening! Glad to have you on board in the blogging world! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your kind words and encouragement.

      Yes, that is the best way to build. I’ve made many friends on here. I’m still growing myself. I try not to look at the number of followers as a measurement of success. Yes, I’d love to have 2 million followers but I don’t and that’s ok. If I can help 1 person in what I share, then that makes my heart happy. Knowing I’m doing what God wanted me to do, He will make it be whats it’s supposed to be and grow it in time.

      “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

      You sound like you are doing just that! Keep on keeping on my friend. You will touch many lives. Take care and God bless you!

  2. This is so relatable Nicole! Some people who have had to be strong for so long, tend to pack feelings down and keep going. There comes a time when those feelings and God’s perfect timing collide, releasing the healing that the soul needs to move forward! God Bless you girl! I pray we all can move forward together in this life journey, with Jesus encouraging us all the way!

  3. Wow girl, this was a great post. Do you mind if I repost on my blog? I feel like there are some on my side that could use to hear the healing power of your words. Big hugs as you continue on this journey. 💜

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