#9 Keeping quiet Kept me Hurt

I have gathered that this generation is a bit oxymoronic in a few different aspects. What baffles me the most is that most people of this generation are the private, “I don’t want people all in my business” type yet they post their every waking moment on some social media site. Does that make sense? Not to me.

There are thousands of young men and women who are self proclaimed “private” people. They neglect to share intricate details, hurts and even desires. There is so much bottled up confusion, anger and resentment there is no wonder there are so many people walking around with chips on their shoulders.

I too was that private person who did not want anyone in my business. I was ashamed of some of the things I was quiet about.  I did not want to be judge. There were things I did not want to share simply because I knew it was not right for me and if I shared that with someone they were bound to tell me the truth. Who wants to hear the truth?

28 showed me that as long as I was quiet, private and closed off, I would remain confused, bitter and bound to those very things I was ashamed to speak of. I’ve learned that a piece of my freedom comes from being transparent. Prior to learning this lesson, I would repress my hurt, anger and confusion. I thought I would be judged. I thought no one would care to listen and I thought no one would care to actually help get me out of it. Boy was I wrong.

The very moment I begin to speak of the things I was once reluctant to share I literally felt the weight lift off of my shoulders. It was like I had stepped into another world and I loved what I saw. Things became brighter. I was no longer afraid to speak my mind; no longer afraid to testify to the delivering power of God. The bible talks overcoming by the word of our testimonies and 28 made my testimony ever so clear; I could not keep quiet about it.

I would not trade this feeling for anything. Freedom feels great. There is nothing like being liberated. But had I not opened my mouth, I would have still been hurt. Open your mouth, share your testimony and become liberated all at once.

Thanks 28!