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# If you are afraid of being yourself around your family and friends and even your spouse.
# If you have to pretend to be someone, you are not just to be in their company
# If they complain and criticize everything you do and say.
# If nothing you do or say is ever good enough for them.
# If all they do is put you, down by always comparing you to someone else
# If you have to tiptoe around them, all the time.
# If you're always afraid and fearful around them.
# If their presence evokes nothing but anxiety and anxiousness in you.
# If your opinion does not count, or they shout you down, anytime you want to air your opinion.
# If you have lost your voice and opinions in that relationship.
# If they are using their negative power and influence over you, to the point that you no longer have any sense of self-worth.
# If they mock and ridicule you, every time you open your mouth to say something.
# If they never fail to remind you of your bad past. And how they made you, who you are today.
# If they always use your broken past to threaten you to submission.
# If they never failed to remind you that you can not survive without them.
# That is your cue, to run for your dear life because you are not born to survive but live.
# If they never fail to bring up your miserable past, and how without them, you will be useless.
# If you are being denied the right to be yourself, in that relationship, because they rescued you, yesterday from the pit of poverty or some human mistakes, that is common to all.
# If you are being denied the right to be you, whenever you are around them.
# If you are being forced to do things for them, and with them, against your will.
# If they are always shouting you down, instead of talking to you.
# If by their actions, you always feel inferior and useless to yourself
# If you have completely lost your dignity and your voice, because of your relationship with them
# If they have completely taken your voice, and your self-esteem, away from you.
# If you are being bullied emotionally and mentally because of what you did yesterday.
# If your past failure has become your permanent, and perpetual prison-house, just because they're in your life.
# If your past has become a tool and instruments of emotional and mental torture in the hands of your so-called friends and loved ones
# If you are afraid to speak out, because your partner keeps using your past to blackmail and intimidate you.
# If your answer is yes, to some of this or all of these, then you, my friend, are in an emotional prison-house, and not a relationship
# You, my friend, are in a toxic relationship.
# And for you, my friend Jesus came
(Isaiah 61:1-: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;)
# You my friend have been a pawn in the hands of an emotionally callous and selfish soul. And only Jesus can set you free
# They may have succeeded in stripping you, of your self-worth and human dignity. But Jesus is here to restore you
# You may have lost your individuality, identity and the power to be yourself to them. But it's only for a season
( Remember a voice is any sound with authority and power)
# Yes, they may have rescued you from a terrible situation in past. That does not give them the right, to continue to play the part of jailer instead of a lover in your life.
# That they covered your shame yesterday, does not give them the right to continue to control and shame you in the privacy of your home
# If Someone is using your past to shame you, into thinking that, they are doing you a favour by staying with you, they are your jailer and not your lover.
# If they are using your age, and biological clock thicking as a tool of intimidation
# In their mind, your, emotional jailer, may think that they have successfully broken you down to the point that you now believe that you are truly helpless without them.
# The Devil is a liar. Jesus can fix you. Run to Him now.
# Jesus is not about a building.
# Jesus is not all about events and activities.
# Jesus is not about a pastor or some Church folks.
# Do not let your bad experience in the hands of a few church-going folks deny you the privilege of a wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ, the bondage breaker.
# Run to Jesus now, and not just to a church building. And I promise you, you will not regret it.
# Jesus is the true restorer of the broken breaches, and He will restore you.
# Jesus will heal and restore your broken and battered emotions if you allow Him.
# To you I bring the good news of great joy.
# Easter came so, you my friend can be fixed -
( Psalms 147:3-: He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.)
# The resurrection week, has come to remind you that you don't have to remain in that grave of that toxic and emotional prison called relationship.
# The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead is available for you, today my friend.
# The same spirit will quicken and restore your self-worth and self-esteem if you will allow Him.
# The same power that rolled away the stone covering the grave of Christ.
# That same power is available to bring you out every grave and pit of toxic and poisonous relationship.
# The Grave was busted open to demonstrate to you, and me that not even the deepest toxic grave can hold us captive if we refuse to cooperate with it.
# For death could not hold Him, captive for even in the grave, He dominated.
# So, you too can dominate your circumstances.
# You're a dominator and not a victim. Easter came to remind you of this truth -
# Happy Easter - Means Freedom is possible.
( And It Shall End In Praise)
John Oche Omale.
God Bless