This month, I am sharing summaries of some of the chapters within The Purpose In My Pain: A 28 Day Devotional Written by Women of Purpose. Today’s highlight is of a chapter written by one of the co-authors, Dr. Tasha Wilson.
Tasha’s chapter is among the shortest and yet one of the most powerful in terms of truly showing how a few words spoken in the right way to the right person can pack more healing within them than paragraphs to the wrong person. If you have been affected by grief but not allowed yourself to truly heal, what she shared will speak to your heart and spirit in ways that may require many tissues and a few trips to the library and a therapist because you will be ready to do the work. (The good news is that Dr. Tasha coaches millennial women on how to rise from a place of pain to a posture of promise. Reach out if you are in that category and she can guide you toward the promise land!)
In four pages, Tasha reminds you that true freedom comes with an expectation to give your permission to fully grieve and fully heal. No shortcuts. No timelines. Just you and God doing the work required to work through the muck to get to the miracles and message.
In her devotion, Tasha succinctly reminds us that when we give ourselves freely to God’s plan for our lives, even the tragic things become testimonies of his grace, protection, love, and provision. It doesn’t make sense and yet it makes perfect sense.
When you answer the questions that Tasha proposes, you find yourself entering into the healing process. You will know whether you’re willing and ready to begin healing or still fighting God about seeing the bigger picture of what you’re going through. It’s okay if you’re at the latter stage. Just as it’s okay to take decades to grieve and heal, it’s okay to take your time being ready. When you are, Dr. Tasha awaits you.
To purchase the paperback from Tasha, visit her website today. The book is high quality, and the paper feels great on your hands!! Additionally, each chapter ends with questions and room to answer them. It’s meant to be written in, highlighted, and used daily!
Head on over to TheEssentialCreative.com to see the fireside chats with the authors highlighted this month over here. The chats give you a glimpse into the bigger stories of their lives. And they are just fun and filled with nuggets for you that will empower you to live free and use your voice as you were designed to use it. The chats will typically be posted about three to four days after theses posts.