We hide behind this label as an excuse to not do the heart work needed to move toward wholeness and move forward in life. We come out of a situation that caused emotional or mental pain, and use “damaged goods” as an excuse, a copout, for being stuck. we use it as an excuse to disengage, disconnect, and isolate ourselves. But the reality is that we are all damaged goods, wounded by life and not always healing from all the hurt and heartache. The Bible offers hope to those who feel like they are damaged beyond redemption.
[2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
You don’t have to lived damaged. You can life whole and in abundance. As women, we are bombarded by society’s insistence on labeling us, whether it be based on our profession, our supposed body type, our fashion choices, our level of education, or our perceived viability. But none of those labels have to stick. You are not “damaged goods” in the eyes of your Creator. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139). You are royalty (Psalm 45). It’s time to stop hiding behind “damaged goods”, do the heart work, and grow into your purpose. Embrace wholehearted living, heal your heart through grace, and show up for life.
Don’t just survive; THRIVE.