Don’t stop reading when you see the words “Coming Home.” Just those words can strike a place in every heart, whether for good or bad. Leaving the pigpen place in our lives and going to a better life requires us to take a heart look at how we ended up there. The other side of “Coming Home” is “Leaving Home.” A question to ask ourselves….why did I leave “home”? I told you this would be a challenge!
How did I get here?
1) Why did I leave home? Did I run? I believe God intended us to live in a safe family, loved, and cared for. No love at home, mental and physical abuse can drive us to desperate actions. No matter how hard we try – nothing works, running seems like the only hope.
2) Why did I leave home? A desire for the unknown? We can live in a safe family, loved and cared for, and still be led away. In the secret places of our minds, we might be thinking “my family is too strict, no fun, and they don’t trust me. Everyone has better stuff than me. It’s boring at home – adventure is out there!” Our eyes see, and our ears hear forbidden things. And a desire for the unknown leads us away from home!
Either way, we can end up in a pigpen place…..lonely broken hearts, sick and tired of living in dark places both body and mind. Take a look…..maybe it’s time to go home.
Can we do it?