We have begun tearing down walls in our house. It’s incredible how different it looks. It takes a sledgehammer to disassemble what seems to be a perfectly good wall, debris gets scattered, and the dust settles on everything. Light beams from every window that is now exposed. I love being able to see the outside. My third-grade teacher called me a daydreamer because she always caught me peering out the window; she hit the nail on the head! Some want windows covered, so they feel secure, but not me!
The walls you put up to protect your feelings are only imprisoning you. We’ve all experienced hurt, so we develop shields to prevent such things from happening again. It’s understandable, but as we grow in Christ, some of those barriers will crumble and can become useful in helping build the confidence of others who might be experiencing the same type of pain. Tear down those walls and share your freedom in Jesus with someone who might need a bit of sunshine. It’s a great way to bring light and joy into the life of someone struggling.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13