You can get a broken heart from many things, failed friendships, relationships, being hurt by words people speak towards you, etc…ministry, etc.
We may try to but…
- Don’t avoid the feelings, go through the pain of healing.
Now it’s very easy to shut down your heart completely so here are ways I’ve found helps me.
a. Watch movies that are emotional or funny or just watch movies you feel led to watch.
b. Go do something fun to alleviate the pain in your heart
c. Talk about it with someone
d. Do things you like.
When we have a broken heart we feel like God is depriving us from what we want, so it’s easy to start having a really skewed mindset of your life. You feel like you’ll never get what you want or the pain is separating you from everything you want in life.
You start thinking with your head and not your heart. You start trying to figure your life out and you think of the best way to avoid any type of pain. You will think of the fastest way to get home and you’ll want to stay home.
And it’s OKAY!
Do what your heart is leading you to do.
I realize there were times I tried to force myself to be outgoing or I’d force myself to do hard things.
However, there were also times that my heart actually wanted to meet new people, go out, follow God but I was afraid of taking risks and chances. I was afraid that if I asked someone to pray for them, they’d snap and yell at me (again). I was afraid that if I continued fundraising, that people would say no or judge me (again). I was afraid that my mother would yell at me if I told her the truth (again).
I’ve seen that when my heart is healing from rejection or judgement, God will somehow send the right people on my path to heal my heart. He will send kind people who respond to my kindness, He’ll send a little surprise to say “hey I’m here”.
I felt my heart shut down when I had to cut some guy out of my life. I knew he wasn’t my future husband and I knew he wasn’t exactly what I wanted anyway, but it still hurt to cut him off. It’s like you are talking to someone and suddenly you can’t relay your heart to that person anymore, you can’t give or receive love from that person. Communication is completely dropped.
Then when I left Taiwan a few months ago, communication completely stopped with my dad too. He basically stopped talking to me. This happened many times in my life. Whenever I’d connect with him emotionally in Taiwan, I’d leave, and then it’s like I suddenly don’t exist anymore.
When people stop talking to you, you feel like your heart is undernourished but I am grateful God sent friends to speak to my heart.
Yesterday I felt like dancing and left the house at midnight.
I met a bunch of people this time. There was a small short guy, he had a baby face and I thought he was so cute. He told me he was bi. I was dancing with him and his friends and suddenly he backed off. He said that he had a boyfriend. I said that I wasn’t trying to hit on him, I just thought he was cute as I repeatedly said to him. I was showing admiration.
But he got scared, he said he felt awkward about it.
Maybe it triggered something in him.
I asked “then can I pretend you’re gay?” and dance with you? Sounds strange right? But he was basically scared that he would start liking me and have a change of affection.
But I was thinking about last night and I thought to myself “why am I attracted to a 23 year old guy who is bi?”
He had the same name as my dad. Weird.
I thought about it. I am often attracted to man who have baby faces, who are younger, and who are not “manly”.
I thought about it. I think it’s because I don’t feel intimidated by them. I feel safer with them and I feel like they won’t try to control me.
Perhaps it’s also because I feel like it won’t last.
Now, perhaps that’s just my state of mind right now. I know younger men aren’t ready to settle and my sub conscious mind still has a fear of settling down, finding my life partner.
It sounds weird but I’m scared to meet a man who actually wants to get married. I’m still scared of a man who knows how to take responsibility and treat me right.
I think maybe because I don’t know if I can handle it. Because I’ve never encountered it, not in my life anyway.
Most of the men I met were irresponsible or thought mostly of themselves. They had a lot of issues, were addicts to something, or had a victim mindset.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to take care of anyone else.
In a strange way I think of bisexuals are non-commitals. They’re scared to commit to anything, that’s not a judgement but maybe a prophetic way of saying I’m not truly ready for marriage. I’m still learning to love me.
I’m still working out what I want in a man and I actually am starting to enjoy being single again.
Do you ever get scared when someone treats you right?
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