Hurt people hurt people. Period.
There’s no way around it. We all deal with insecurities and things in our past that we wish we could erase. Until we COMPLETELY deal with those “hidden things and feelings” and fully heal, we remain hurt and broken.
Some people are visual learners, so I’ll explain it like this- Imagine you have a bucket of water with tiny holes in it. You fill it with water. Yes, the bucket is still able to do its job of carrying water, yet it is never full. Water is still seeping out through the cracks. We are the bucket. Life circumstances, hurt, anger, disappointment, lack of trust, unforgiveness, what they said about you, what they did back in the day, the way they made you feel inadequate, what you did to yourself, etc. symbolizes the tiny holes in the bucket. We are still able to function and carry on as if everything is fine, yet we’re still lacking and we’re not whole.
The feeling of hurt after a while becomes normal. It becomes a part of you. You start to function in hurt masked as other things like anger, bitterness, and spitefulness.
The only way that you can begin to fill those holes again is by dealing with what hurt you once and for all. It could be as simple as making a phone call or as intense as going to speak with a counselor. Whatever helps. Today I’m challenging you, as well as myself, to begin to fill those holes of hurt to became whole once again and break the cycle of hurt altogether.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other [and yourself], just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32