If you follow my blog you know that I’m battling Trich but I’m believing and confessing by faith that I am healed!
I believe with all my heart that God doesn’t want me in this battle and that there is something that I am not appropriating on my end by faith because God has already provided the healing.
I don’t have Trich because I’m a good or bad person.
God didn’t give me Trich because it’s a blessing or some lesson in it He wants me to learn…
Crap lies like that are bondage if you’ll take the bait!
Jesus doesn’t have to come back and die for this, I’m healed. 1 Pet 2:24
So Where Is It, Lesley? Where’s Your Healing?
Totally valid Question.
I believe with all my heart it’s there but..…it’s in the spirit realm.
Knowing that there is more to life than just what is in my physical senses has served me really well.
Finding out that in my spirit, I am as Christ is right now has brought about radical change in my life. Rom 8:11
It’s why I cling to the Word of God so much, there’s truth in there that can only be picked up by your spirit – if you come at it with this legalistic approach of what do I have to do, you’re going to miss all the blessings that God has already provided for you.
I know this because for YEARS I was approaching God from this standpoint of, “what do I have to do for you?”
It wasn’t until I seriously wanted to kill myself at one point in my life that I finally discovered that it isn’t about me!
My whole Christian walk WAS confusion and a complete roller coaster of emotions towards God for years because I was coming at the bible all wrong.
Here I was self-focused instead Christ-focused, I was looking to what I had to do and not what He had done for me already.
I’m a new creation in Christ, the old has passed, the new has come… 2 Cor 5:17
In my spirit right now I do not have Trichotillomania.
Because as He is, so am I. Rom 8:11
Jesus does not have Trichotillomania and He doesn’t need to die on the cross again to get rid of it for me.
The spiritual realm is more real than the physical realm because the spiritual realm is eternal. 2 Cor 4:18
The Spirit of God brought forth the physical realm Gen 1:2
…and God by grace has already provided my healing because of what Jesus did on the cross. Isaiah 53:5
It takes the pressure off me trying to get something….
I am not trying to get what I already have, I’m learning to appropriate what God has already placed inside me.
Jesus already provided my healing, so I’m going to acknowledge that with every breath I have.
I am the one that needs to submit somewhere in my life to God (Jam 4:27) so that the resurrection life that has been placed inside of me will manifest.
What’s really cool about all of this is that shortly after I had made my confession of faith statement, I met someone online in a Facebook group who overcame Trichotillomania by faith!
It was such a confirmation to me that God was telling me I too can overcome Trichotillomania by faith.
We started talking privately where she shared her story more in depth with me.
It was actually that encounter with her that led me to start my own group on Facebook, one with a more faith-filled twist to it.
A few days ago, Mai Mai was kind enough to post her experience of overcoming Trichotillomania.
BUT what I found to be even more soul quenching was how she handled tragedy after overcoming Trich…
Right now there are a lot of groups on Facebook for Trichotillomania but I had yet to find one that was centered around the Word of God.
Maybe because there are not a lot of us? but then again, maybe there are?
I do try to hang out in these other groups but it can depressing because the slightest mention of God and they pounce on you!
I felt called one day after meeting Mai Mai that another kind of group needed to be started.
There needed to be a group for Christians who are battling Trichotillomania but by faith are believing God for their healing!
I might be battling Trich but it’s battle that I already have won in my Spirit.
I refuse to just sit back, feel bad for myself and waste my life away thinking I’m defeated in this area.
I get that Trich sucks.
But I also get that God is awesome and by His grace He has already made a way if I will walk it by faith.
So, no sulking or feeling bad for myself because in Christ, I can handle it.
I’m more than a conqueror. Rom 8:37
I’m working on a special Trichotillomania Therapy Journal that I know is going to help me recognize my pulling patterns.
I’ve also purchased two Keen bracelets since writing this post.