Friday, October 3, 2014

New: 31 Days of Healing in Him (a five minute friday)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
2 Corinthians 5:17

I am a work in progress. Within me stirs the promise of new. The possibility of stepping out of who I was and into who I am meant to be.

But could His words also be a picture of what healing looks like?

I am a conglomeration of my past and my present. And I grapple with the intermingling of the two.

Old and new hash it out in some sort of strange dance. And if I'm "in Christ" then He is walking this through with me.

I already am a new creation. The old is gone. But somewhere in the dance is me, fighting. Not knowing how to let go.

Not knowing how to be new.

This is God opening my eyes to who I am today. To the lies I tell myself, to the bully living inside of me.

This is God revealing the "things that get in the way" (Brene' Brown) and me lifting each one into my trembling hands and offering them up to God.

I hold some tight fisted and by grace He gently pulls each finger back until they tumble out of open hands.

I picture Him gathering them from around my feet and discarding them for me.

Maybe the old will never feel gone. But it will not inform my new anymore. It will not hold me back from being a more whole version of me.

Healing leads me to be the new creation I already am.



This is Day 3 post in my 31 days of Healing in Him series. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith #write31Days

I am also linking up with the Five Minute Friday community over HERE. Today's words was: New


3 comments:

Michele Farrand said...

awesome heartfelt words Christy!

Karrilee Aggett said...

Beautiful, friend! I loved this: "I already am a new creation. The old is gone. But somewhere in the dance is me, fighting. Not knowing how to let go.
Not knowing how to be new."

It's such a journey, isn't it? But He is a trusted companion Who knows the way!

Powerful series you are writing, Christy! I pray many find freedom and healing! As they gather here to read your words, may they find His heart!

Christy Willard said...

Thank you, sweet Michele! You are always so encouraging to me!

Karrilee - It is a journey and we are all on one, we can be sure of that. Thankful for His presence and the friends he's provided along the way who are a constant source of support. Thank you, friend!

Christy

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