As I sit here contemplating what/how to say things in my book about abuse…. I remember what my dear friend said to me all those years ago (over 30).
She said that with GOD all things are possible. She said that everything I say or do is my choice. (I was 15 and she was told I was a troublemaker.) I remember thinking my choice huh? Then why cant I leave home?
I may not have had choices as a child, a teenager; but I do now. I can choose my attitude, my next step, my life. I can!
You can too. Life isnt meant to be cruel. The Bible even says in 1 Cor. 13: 4-7 that LOVE is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
It took me a long time to remember that GOD loves me no matter what. HE loves you too. We have choices. HE is allowing us to choose HIS love or not.
I personally would rather follow his path of love than to go back to the abuse i lived, suffered through, survived. I dont want to go back.
Do you? Are you in a relationship that isnt HIS kind of love? You have a choice. What will you choose to do?
If you have children, do you want them hurt? Do you want them to hurt others? What are you teaching your children if you stay in that kind of relationship?
Think about it.