Do You Battle? The websters dictionary defines battle as the: “drawn-out conflict between adversaries, or against powerful forces”. When I read the definition, the words literally stood up on the page…that’s it!! My Battle is “A drawn-out conflict between adversaries”… When I was pondering on this statement, a scene from one of my favorite movies, Remember the Titans, came to mind. While at training camp, Coach Boone, has an early morning wake up call for the boys on his high school football team. He takes them on a 3 hour run through the woods and through the rough terrain of Southern Pennsylvania. They stop, just before dawn, when the fog is rolling over the hillside, they find themselves standing at Gettysburg. Coach Boone proceeds to speak to the boys and explains a valuable lesson, here is what he said…
“Anybody know what this place is? This is Gettysburg. This is where they fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin’ the same fight that we’re still fightin’ amongst ourselves today. This green field right here was painted red, bubblin’ with the blood of young boys, smoke and hot lead pourin’ right through their bodies. Listen to their souls, men: ‘I killed my brother with malice in my heart. Hatred destroyed my family.’ You listen. And you take a lesson from the dead. If we don’t come together, right now, on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed — just like they were.
As a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse I relate to this statement: “If we don’t come together, right now, on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed“. In the past, when I chose to live as a Victim, there were so many negative forces pulling at my freedom. I had to literally fight against the unseen powerful forces of the enemy in order to survive. The forces of depression, the forces of low self-esteem, the forces of negative self-talk, the forces of destructive behaviors. At this time in my life, I am no longer believing the lies of the enemy..This is an all out WAR on childhood sexual abuse. To RECLAIM my life, toTELL my story and HELP others.
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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11