The story is told of a baby elephant that was tied to a pole. There she learned her limitations. She was not strong enough to break the rope and run free.
When the elephant grew up, she remained imprisoned within the radius of the rope to the pole. She did not realize that she now had the strength to break free.
The rope did not keep her trapped. Her belief in the rope did.
False beliefs (or lies) are some of the enemy’s favorite tools. And why not? They offer him an incredible return on investment. One traumatic event or emotional wound can be dealt with and processed. But one deeply embedded lie can inflict decades of damage.
When I was 5 years old, I experienced an incident that left me feeling ashamed and confused. But the most devastating aspect? The lies that followed. “I did something wrong.” “I AM something wrong.” “I am unlovable.”
It has taken a lifetime of hard lessons (as well as group support, counseling, Bible study, and wrestling with God) to let go of those lies and replace them with the truth of who God is, and who He says I am: Loved. Redeemed. His.
In grateful surrender to the One who has given me a new life, I am now privileged to carry this message of hope and freedom half way around the world as I serve with The HUG Project Thailand: preventing, protecting, and restoring child victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking.
I am honored to have you join me for the journey.
Thank you for your love and prayers! And for your generous support which is making this mission possible!
For more information about HUG: http://www.hugproject.org
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1