You know that saying "peeling back the layers" or "like peeling an onion". To some people when they hear the first maybe they think it is a bad thing, maybe you even think of exposing something you have tried to keep undercover and not allow anyone to see or the second one; maybe you think of something that hurts, or makes you cry? Maybe it would even make you look imperfect.
Well the other day I saw this tree and marvelled at how beautiful it looked. It was far from perfect, but it was perfectly beautiful. It had so many layers and colours showing. It even had some bumps and some other bits where the next layer was starting to be exposed. I got to wondering if this tree had not shed its layers, it could never have grown bigger, it could never have had the reach that it had, because it would never have been able to break the skin of its smaller self and in fact it may not have even broken the skin of the original seed open, if it was afraid to show what was inside to come out.
I wonder if sometimes we hold stuff inside that needs to in fact be let out. What if that very thing you are holding in side, if it was dealt with and healed, so there was no-longer a wound but just a scar. And what if that scar, that mark of you having gone through some stuff and having come out the other side was the answer to someone else's prayer? What if your victory scar, was someone else's miracle?
Layers, they can be painful at times to expose, but I challenge you to allow yourself to expose what is underneath in a safe and healthy environment. I'm not suggesting you take a huge layer off all at once, but instead prayerfully and carefully allow a layer at a time to be exposed. Take time to see the layers for what they are. Beautifully imperfect. You are indeed a masterpiece and so it's time you saw yourself as one.
Don't look at the layers as something to be scared of, or to shrink back from, but instead as something that can indeed been an adventure of growth.
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Indi Leigh is a qualified and registered Christian Counsellor, with a passion to see people realise there is HOPE, that everyone is special, unique and important.