Chapter 2: Overcoming Abuse
“God wants you to be delivered from what you have done and from what has been done to you – Both are equally important to Him.” ― Joyce Meyer
Have you been abused? Abuse can take many forms: sexually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and maybe even spiritually.
I want to let you know that the shame, guilt, pain, confusion, bitterness, or hurt you have felt because of your abuse is understandable. In this chapter we’re going to talk about how do you overcome it. How do you get over the mean things your dad said to you? How do you get over the fact that a trusted family member or friend violated you sexually as a child? How do you overcome your mother not caring for you as a child due to illness?
The pain is real and deep. But there is hope.
Maybe this is the first time you’ve really sat down to even process what happened to you. This is a sacred moment. What happened was an attack on your life, your calling, and your destiny.
Your abuse was not just about you, but about the many others you would affect. Your spouse, your children, your friends, your ministry, your business, your organization, your place of influence could all have been altered if the enemy could have destroyed you with that abuse. You will be free from it and empowered to get moving toward your future.
How To Overcome Abuse
- Acknowledge that you were really abused
- Share with a trusted family member or friend
- Forgive and stop blaming yourself
- Forgive the abuser
- Affirm who God really is