Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 NIV
April is #SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and for thirty days I will share the lies I believed and the truth that I discovered in my healing from childhood sexual abuse. To start at the beginning and read the first post click here —> 30 Days of Truth – I am a Masterpiece
Truth #2: I AM A GIFT, A GREAT REWARD.
The Lie: I am a burden, a mistake.
In my second counseling session, I admitted that I believed I was a burden to others and that I had felt that way since I was a little girl. I don’t recall anyone ever telling me that I was a burden or a mistake, and yet that lie loudly penetrated my heart to the core.
The enemy is crafty and if he can’t get us to believe the lie, he will most certainly attempt to make us doubt the truth. As a child, I heard the enemy whisper in the darkness “Did God really say Jesus loves all the little children? They are all a gift from the Lord?”
I sang the church songs and I memorized the Bible verses, but as I stood all alone in the horror of childhood sexual abuse those words started to lose their power in my life. I started to believe, “Jesus loves the little children, but not me” and “Children are a gift from the Lord, but not me.”
What else would a child think?
Do you feel like a burden, a mistake? What lies and whispers from the enemy made you doubt the truth for yourself? The truth is you are a gift. You are a great reward. Jesus loves the little children, especially you.
Peel back the lies and those layers of shame and discover the great gift and reward you were created to be! Don’t believe the lie that you are a burden, or a mistake. I am a gift. You are a gift.