What issues were you dealing with? Be specific.
I struggled immensely with rejection from my mother being an addict, my father being absent, and being sexually abused. Rejection shaped every decision I’ve made that has lead me to many sinful acts against God.
How where they affecting you?
My personality was shaped out of rejection and fear of not being loved. I became the world renown class clown, making it my mission to always make others happy. It’s not all bad, I have a Master’s in Social Work due to my desire to help people. Helping people was always my attempt to apply worth to my own life rather than finding worth in God’s desire to create me and use me for His glory.
What changes have you seen?
So I’ve noticed that my personality has changed. I don’t feel so obligated to meet everyone’s needs all the time. I’m finding myself feeling less extroverted and more introverted. My thoughts about myself are slowly changing and I’m not speaking so many word curses over myself. I’m recognizing them and changing them.
Traumatic childhood experiences are the entry points of a victim mentality. While we may have been victimized at the time of the trauma, God desires for us to be free. Freedom is available and with diligence and persistence through this deliverance process, you can be made whole. I not wear a cloak of purity that I received symbolically as a symbol that I am healed from my childhood sexual abuse trauma. This was given to me by God to remind me that I am His. The entry points of pain in my life that brought about strongholds have been destroyed and I’m determined to complete the Boot Camp to help others with deliverance and freedom in Christ as I look to God to help make disciples for Him!
– D. M.