Our perception of things is based on our experiences…
Many people are so hurt by the abuses in their lives that they see through the wounds and pain caused by the abuses that they have endured. When someone looks out through the pain of their past, everything is clouded by the pain … which makes sense because that is what they have experienced. Our perception of things is based on our experiences. Some may look at a glass of water as being half empty while others see it as half full. Some may feel that someone coming up behind them is non-threatening, while others will cringe or run or fight, depending on what their experiences were when someone came up behind them. Our reactions are a result of our experiences.
Now, I can only tell you what my experiences have been. I had been a victim of multiple abuses. I can also tell you that my abusers probably had been abused and bullied so they were reacting out of their past experiences as well. I can tell you that though the many abuses are different, they all still lead to brokenness…which is where I was. Totally broken. Crushed. I could not see through the pain or through the tears. Then, things started happening that I thought were coincidences… I was getting little signs of things that I had ignored before. God was revealing His Love to me. My eyes were being opened. I was seeing God’s hand move in my favor. My perception and my vision were being changed… all in God’s timing.
© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2013