I’ve gotten some “flack” from Christian leaders about the work I do surrounding trauma, specifically in the past lives of women and some men I work with. Why not let sleeping dogs lie? Why not just renew our minds and get on with life? Let the past stay in the past. Do not call to mind the former things they say.
Of course, I agree on all points. The trouble with trauma though it provides a continuous source of poison into the minds and hearts of its victims. The Latin word for trauma is “wound.” Wounds from the past cause our minds to be forever looking at the claw marks of the enemy instead of the Word of God.
Wounds keep us paralyzed and unable to believe the Truth. Renewing our minds becomes so self-defeating that women give up and give in. They drown in a sea of depression, anger, shame and inability to rise above to victory like “other women, other Christians.”
Our culture has heaped upon women an amazing amount of trauma. It is the trauma…the sexual abuse, the broken homes, the lack of nurturing and care from families of origin that keeps women from understanding their position of elevation in the Kingdom. Trauma is causing us trouble in the Body of Christ folks. We need to face the facts and move forward to cleaning out the muck. Christ came to bring Truth and to Set us Free. Trauma brings lies and bondage.
It is time for the Body of Christ to move from Bondage to Truth. The clock is ticking. When will we stop burying our heads in the sand and start facing the Truth. The Truth of our situation and the Truth of the answers.