If you get to live with your friends, that’s life. If you get to live even with your enemies, that’s abundant life.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
The gospel makes it possible to go and visit your Egypt’s, all the places you were either chased out of, or the bad life experiences you’ve been on the run from.
Our feelings can lead us from behind. Not realizing such can cause us to simply be bounced around by our emotions. Thus, we may need to take time and opportunity to address them by acknowledging them and investigating them.
If we’re under them, then we’re found nakedly affected by them, suppressing us. If we believe to be over them, then they’re under us as part of our foundation, shaking us like loose or unstable materials. Where they may need to be is right next to us, not to intimidate us but to serve us testimony and for us not to be ashamed of them under no circumstances so that when we’re telling our stories, it’s not the superficial version, but the unabridged, uncensored version.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of instruction.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Don’t ignore your feelings. It may be good to take time to address them and better understand them so that whenever they arise, we’re not found confused but liberated from the fear of facing them by knowing their true source and root cause.
With God, in Christ, we can go back to Egypt, not to stay, but to visit as Moses reluctantly agreed to and did. The realization of our completeness may depend on it. God can take us to our bad experiences and out of them. The Bible testifies that God took Jesus to the cross and out of the grave.
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12)
Worthy are you who are hurt, to receive healing and deliverance.
So how are you feeling today? Are you feeling numbed, ignored, forgotten, confused, inconsistent, hurt, unfinished, hampered, weak, undecided, hard to please, impossible, distracted, grieving, lost, oppressed, chained, sick, poor, overwhelmed, out of breath, tired, strained, guilty, ashamed, vulnerable, insufficient, like a failure, incomplete, inconclusive, victimized, helpless, misguided, afraid, hopeless, unfocused, shaky, rushed, disengaged, challenged, provoked?
It’s a personal responsibility to seek help with addressing however we’re feeling right now that’s not beneficial to our growth. Christ is the person in us to heal us. In Christ, we’re free to do so. No fear or shame in seeking help for whatever need we may feel having.
Let Christ leads you to your Aaron who will accompany you to your Egypt(s), as God led Moses to Aaron as his younger self for his natural companion on the road to Egypt.
Great post 🙂