2nd Step – Take the necessary measures to change.
Now you are aware and recognize your situation, it is time for a change. Only you can initiate this change, and no one else. What do you like about yourself? What do YOU need to change to get your mind right? Do you need self help, motivation, or counseling? Usually a change of this magnitude will take some time. I can tell you on my journey, it took me 14 years to change my mindset from the beaten down, abused remarks that I endured for seven years. You deserve happiness, and you are worthy! Because someone else is broken does not mean you allow them to invade your head and make you feel the same. That is their problem. You are a child of the king! You can DO it! You are built to last! If you do not realize you are child of the King read John 3:16 in the bible, and experience the love that has already been demonstrated for you to have life and have it more abundantly.
Change your situation – GET OUT! There is life after an abusive situation. You are an over-comer! God did not create us to be treated like we are nothing. We are valuable, and we have value to add to this world in order to make a difference. We are made in God’s likeness, and we have love to give to our family, and to share with the hopeless! There is HOPE!
Lastly, if necessary change your location. This is important if you experience great fear, and need to escape from the situation you are in to survive. This also requires planning in order to remain safe, in order for your children to remain safe. The law will help you if needed. Make them aware of what is going on, and they will help you.
What is your desire? Where do you want to go? Are you currently heading in that direction? If not, what are you going to do about it? Do not wait take action today!
Help is out there for you in counseling, EPA at work, reach out to your church if you have one, there are blogs online to help, motivation videos on YouTube, a friend, or a co-worker. The person that helped me through my situation and how to escape was Mary. Imagine that! She came to my rescue. Who know’s where I would be today, if she had not of stepped out and recognized I needed help. We also need to help the helpless, and love the hopeless. We can help a person through a situation, encourage and support them on their journey as they reach for a better way of life, and help hoist them up out of the dark pit of abuse, and neglect. Be the light at the end of the tunnel for someone today.