Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.
We all have a past. We did things that when we look back on them now…we’re embarrassed, hurt, maybe even ashamed. Those are our ghosts. They live in the walls of the house we built. At that point those feelings put us in bondage.
It’s very easy to live in the bondage of our past mistakes. They cloud the mind like fog clouds a road so you can’t see it. But that’s it right there…that is what the goal of living in your “ghosts” is. They want to make the future look so hopeless that it makes it not worth it to continue. They want to strip you of your self worth.
Here’s the great news… they don’t have to continue to live there rent free. The memories and the thoughts that we allow to hold our soul hostage has no jurisdiction over the rest of our life. They can be evicted and told not to come back. They can be given a pink slip and be told to leave.
The only way of letting this happen is give into the grace that Jesus gave to all of us. We have to accept that God loved us so much that He sent His son to this earth to die for our sins. (John 3:16)
I won’t lie to you. There will be some foot work that needs to be done. There may be some relationships that you may need to get rid of. There will still be pain but know you won’t have to go though it all alone. You will have a family to stand with you. You won’t have to go though an “extreme home makeover” by yourself at all.