A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
We talked about relationships tonight in Bible study and it really got me thinking. Proverbs 15:1 is talking about relationships and in any relationship (Acquaintance, Buddy or Companion) you need to stop before you talk (or interact with technology) and think: “What is this interaction going to do for our relationship?” Truth is though, from grade school all the way up into adulthood, most do not stop and think and a lot of them do not care what it does. It has become a “me” world.
Still emotional scars happen. They typically start at a young age. This isn’t going to be a happy go lucky post but I hope it reaches anyone out there who may need to hear this.
Growing up, I didn’t fit in. I was not cute. I was not funny. I was not an athlete. I wasn’t popular. I wasn’t a cool kid. I was depressed. I was sad. I just wanted to fit in and be loved and accepted. Most of the time though, when I put myself out there, I was rejected.
Rejection is never a fun thing but the older I got the better I was at pretending it didn’t bother me. I was called a lot of things while growing up. Lets be honest: Children can be some of the rudest, meanest, heartless people out there but they have to learn it from some place. I pray that my children are never a part of those mean people.
Rejection can leave scars though. Those emotional scars can cause other issues in life if you never deal with them. When is the right time to start dealing with them? I wish when I was younger I would have dealt with them at that time. Instead I fed my emotions or I stuffed them. I never wanted to talk about them with anyone. I just looked for ways to feel better and I always picked the wrong avenue to do it.
Words hurt, actions hurt, mocking hurts, lack of actions hurt, all of the laughter, and talking behind backs and cruelness leaves a mark, an emotional scar. And now it isn’t just in the school hallways or on notes being passed around, it is online, on Facebook, on phones, in texts, in snapchat, it’s out there for EVERYONE to see, the whole wide world; not just those who go to your school.
I want all of you who are rejected and made fun of to know that there is life out there after all of this. God made you. God loves you. I love you. Do not give up. Do not give in. You are beautiful just the way you are. You are unique. You are amazing. You are worth so much more than you know! Your smile, your kindness, your words have helped someone today!
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
(IF YOU KNOW WHO ACTUALLY SAID THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN GIVE THE PROPER PERSON CREDIT)
If isn’t always easy but I hope you know that you have worth. Process what you hear from others because it is NOT TRUE! Do not let those words form an opinion of yourself because those words are NOT TRUE!
Here are some of the oils I am starting to use to help me process and deal with the long standing emotional scars from my past!
Young Living Acceptance stimulates the mind with oils specifically blended to promote feelings of accepting ourselves and others, regardless of perceived barriers. This blend can also help overcome procrastination and denial.
It can be used for: Acceptance and Self Worth
Young Living SARA is an empowering blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils designed to help soothe deep emotional wounds. It may help individuals release and begin recovery from the traumatic memory of sexual or ritual torment and other forms of physical or emotional abuse.
It can be used for: Emotional Release, Emotional Healing, and Relaxing
Young Living Trauma Life is a calming, grounding blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to help release buried emotional trauma resulting from accidents, neglect, the death of a loved one, assault, or any kind of abuse. Left unchecked, emotionally draining episodes may be at the root of fatigue, anger and restlessness.
It can be used for: Stress Relief, Emotional Release
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