Healed People, Help People
Hey PWEN people,
I was at work this morning when the Holy Spirit dropped an important message into my spirit. We all know or at least most of us have heard that “hurt people, hurt people” but the Holy Spirit said that it’s imperative to note that “healed people, help people.”
When we allow ourselves to heal past the hurt of our triggers and traumas, we have the propensity to help others in need. That is, other people who either are or have gone through the things that we have healed from.
I thought that nugget from the Holy Spirit was so special because it was a reminder of how much power is in our testimony. As the word of God says we are “saved by the blood of the lamb and by the words of our testimony.” When we allow ourselves to move past our insecurities and share what we’ve overcome, there’s no limit to the amount of good we can do in someone else’s life.
I spoke to a woman the other day, who had been working out for some time and was discouraged about her progress. She didn’t voice it out loud but it was clear in her facial expression and attitude that she was ready to call it quits. I then spoke to her about my own weight loss journey and how patience and consistency were the two main practices that helped to turn things around.
She was so encouraged by what I said that it inspired her to continue along her own journey. Getting to a place of healing past your hurt isn’t an easy thing to do but it is worthwhile. When you’re healed from something, it no longer has power or control over you.
When you’re healed from something, it can no longer get in the way of your potential. You can grow and flourish without any drawbacks. When you’re healed from something, you can pass on your tools to people who need to use them. Your healing now becomes the foundation of help for someone else’s suffering.
Tell your story! Give your testimony! Someone is in need of saving and God anointed your voice with the antidote! We are blessed to be a blessing to others and it is by lifting our voices and speaking our truth that we begin that path of blessing.
I know first hand how releasing our testimony frees us and I don’t want anyone left behind. When I wrote my first book “In The Beginning” and spoke about my alcoholism, promiscuity, and porn addiction, I was embarrassed. I didn’t want to air myself out like that.
The Holy Spirit then reminded me that I’m not that person anymore and that sharing about the things I did wrong would free others who are having a hard time admitting the truth. Even a year after releasing this book, people still tell me how my telling my truth and healing from it, helped them with theirs. Til’ next time, adieu.