Men of Redemption

Restoring a Life of Purity – One Day at a Time

A Writer’s Thoughts On . . . . It’s A Root Issue!

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 15, 2017


Looking at your life as it is today, do you ever think about what you’ve been through in the short, brief time you’ve had on this earth? I mean, all of us living today have a short time lifespan because none of us are living like those before us in Biblical days where they were living 600 years, 969 years and so on. But as we reflect on our lives, do ever recognize, acknowledge and even address to pain, hurts and trauma of our lives either from the past or the present? No matter how successful, how detrimental or even how consistent our live have been or expected to be, there is a time where disappointment, heartache, betrayal, deception and several other emotions come into play where we are affected by them for some reason. I’m no doctor or psychologist, or even claim to be, but through my own experience I have learned and discovered that we as human beings go through an awful lot in our lives with so much happening on all levels. The results of hidden pains, heartaches and disappointments can be easily medicated with addictions and/or just not acknowledging them at all, which will eventually lead to isolation.

When I say medicate I mean you engage in something, a type of behavior, that will covertly hide what you’re going through so that others won’t see your pain, your distresses or even your trauma. Sometimes you find yourself walking down a lonely road, isolated from everyone because you believe no one truly understands what you’re going through. Where is the root of that pain that hurt coming from? Sometimes walking that lonely road you find the answers to those questions but it’s so dangerous without someone being there to help you understand, to bring some clarity. We want to get to root of this and discover where in fact is it coming from. We ask ourselves “Why am I doing what I’m doing?” and if we’re honest with ourselves, it will take us right to the pain, to the hurt or to the trauma because we know we have to deal with it sooner or later. But the struggle continues, and that’s where we want to medicate our pain with behaviors to ease the pain so we won’t have to deal with. Is it the pain, is it the trauma; we know what it is, but because of the fear, the shame and the guilt that resulted, the lies of the enemy, we remain in seclusion out of fear, exposure and embarrassment.

Whether we medicate our pain with drugs, alcohol, sex, food, whatever, the real issue is a deep wound, a pain, some type of trauma that happened in our lives either from our past or right where we are now. The key to this acknowledging the fact is are we ready or prepared to deal with it, and by that I mean talk to someone who specializes in your specific pains or hurts, and get some healing, clarity and understanding about it, find a way to process it by walking it out and not allowing it manifest itself through addictive behaviors. We can’t allow the enemy of our souls to continue to lie to us by telling us it’s our fault, we’re no good because of what we allowed to happen to us. Those are lies from the pits of hell! You are better than that, you are a child of God, His greatest creation, and He loves you so much more that you could ever imagine. Stop walking around hiding your pain, your trauma, your hurts. Sooner or later it’s going to come up again and the results could be devastating. It is hard to overcome, but finding and connecting with someone who specializes in trauma and pain experiences is critical to you achieving the overcoming of discovering the root of your addiction.

Just some encouraging thoughts from a brotha who has overcome this struggle because of my desire to be and remain set free by allowing God’s mercy, His grace and His love to overwhelm me with knowing who I am, and whose I am. Just saying . . . .


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