STOLEN is a mini series that explores how we can reclaim our identity in Christ. All of the posts in this series speak specifically to survivors of abuse and discuss a lot of the feelings that we sweep under the rug. The truth is that a lot of us feel like something was stolen from us. Whatever that something is, let’s talk about it.
Coming to the realization that God knows best can either come easy to you or with hardship–for me it came down hard. When I was a lukewarm Christian, I was stuck in the habit of thinking that I had to know everything and plan out every event in my life by a certain age, date or time. I had to be in control of everything in my life and thank God afterwards, if at all. This stubbornness and controlling behavior took root within me and led to me relying on my own works to puff up my ego and either make God an after thought or not a thought at all.