Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is extremely sick; Who can understand it fully and know its secret motives? (AMP)
Are you carrying emotional weight(s) you aren’t aware of? Deceiving yourself into thinking your heart is pure? Emotional baggage can tarnish areas in your life because you may not be aware you’re
carrying it until you encounter circumstances that expose it. And while it's likely not your fault that you're carrying emotional baggage, ignoring it can lead to negative consequences.
When healing there are four areas that need restoration…emotional, mental, physical, and relational.
The emotional baggage affects your mental state, which can cause your emotions to fluctuate which
can impact your physical state. Stress shows up in the body (i.e., stomach pain, headaches, elevated
pressure) which can impact the relationships in your life important to you (family, friends, significant
Heartbreak can originate from unmet, unspoken expectations. When you are in denial regarding
what your expectations are; heartbreak is inevitable. At this point, you have a decision to make
when the baggage surfaces. Will you address it and allow the healing to begin, or will you continue to
avoid, deny, and suppress? Whether you realize that's what you’re doing or not, this baggage can
prevent you from moving forward in your personal and professional life. You aren’t alone. Everyone
carry’s emotional baggage (wounds). How you handle it when it arises is important.
SIGNS YOU’RE CARRYING EMOTIONAL WOUNDS
You cry easily over small things.
When you have emotional wounds, it’s for you to be in tears because you always feel the pain within
yourself subconsciously. You will cry over movies or books, and you become emotional when you see
something that touches your heart. When you find yourself crying too much, pay attention to your
inner well-being as it might be a sign that you’re hurting inside.
You lose interest in the things you used to enjoy.
Emotional wounds will make it difficult to concentrate and focus on the things you used to do. You will be demotivated because your negative emotions are most likely more in charge than you realize.
Once you realize that you are no longer enjoying the things you used to, ask yourself why and don’t
get stuck doing anything. The more you do nothing, the more you will feel the pain of your emotional
You get annoyed easily by people’s behaviors.
Having emotional wounds will also make you easily triggered emotionally by people’s behaviors
around you. You will be highly sensitive toward people’s words, intonations, questions, and even their
jokes. The emotional wounds that you’ve had will make you avoid interactions with other people, and
it leads to social withdrawal. Even though having quality time with yourself is important, remember
that being open with other people can also help you reduce the pain of your emotional wounds.
You feel worthless and hopeless.
Having emotional wounds will most likely make you look down on yourself and feel worthless. You will blame yourself and feel stupid for being hurt so much. You will also feel hopeless and broken beyond repair. When you feel like you are at the lowest point of your life, try to reach those people who are close to you. Let yourself be cared for and loved because social support could increase your self-esteem and make you feel better about your circumstances.
You keep replaying the bad memories in your head.
When you can’t forget a painful experience in your past, and it keeps replaying in your head, there’s a
possibility that it has become one of your emotional wounds. Your inability to forget a painful
experience is a sign that you should acknowledge that experience and accept the hurt. Try to identify
and look for the reasons why it made you hurt so much and accept that being hurt because of that
experience is totally okay and normal.
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Ezekiel 36:26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will
remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (AMP)