Day 1 of 21

#HealThySelf Challenge – Day 1

ADMIT YOU WERE WOUNDED

It has been said that the first step to full recovery is admitting that you have a problem.  This sentiment is not only true in overcoming addiction, but also in overcoming traumas, physical ailments, emotional turmoil and spiritual hurt.  To reach a state of your Self being Healthy in totality is to literally admit that you have been wounded.  This challenge is designed to make you aware of where you need healing, to provide the truth about practical steps toward actual healing, and to hold you accountable through these action steps and prayers each day.

Step One: ADMIT IT!

This step may be harder than folks realize.  It is at this step that you simply address that a problem(s) exists and you want a solution.  The reason this may be difficult for some is that they may KNOW that something is wrong because they are angry, hurt, disconnected, numb, depressed, etc., but they don’t FEEL like anything has happened to them.  Or, you have already “gotten over” that situation long ago… Or, your wounds were self-inflicted – meaning it was all your own fault.  DOESN’T MATTER!  The bottom line is that YOU HAVE BEEN WOUNDED AND NEED HEALING!  All of the other details can be dealt with later.

Look at it this way… when a person has been injured – no matter what situation caused them to be hurt – they go to the hospital to receive healing.  Once it is recognized that there is a problem, they are ADMITTED to the hospital for treatment.  Usually, all the details are not figured out and sometimes the actual issue is not yet unveiled right away, but in order to receive help the patient had to admit there is an issue in order to be admitted to receive a solution.  Am I making sense?

So, on the first day’s journey to #HealThySelf, your CHALLENGE is to:

– Acknowledge ANY HURT, PAIN, PERSON that has hindered you from total freedom in this life today.  Simply admit it to yourself.  No need to write any letters or confront anyone, just admit that you have been wounded. That’s it… oh, and be specific!

#HealThySelf Prayer for the Wounded

God, I recognize that You have not given me this life to stay in pain and misery.  Your Word says that I am to have life and have it more abundantly.  Help me.  I am hurt from (fill in the blank) and need real healing from this.  You are a big God and today I am taking a big step by simply letting You know that I trust You to make me whole, for real.  I love You and help me keep the faith that there is life beyond my pain. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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