We hide behind this label as an excuse to not do the heartwork 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 cop out, 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.
[2Co 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 live damaged. You can live whole and in abundance. As women, we have allowed society to label us — by our profession, our body type, our fashion choices, our education, our viability, etc. — but none of those labels ought to stick. You are not “damaged goods” in the eyes of your Creator. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). You are a princess (Psalm 45). It’s time to stop hiding behind “damaged goods”, do the heartwork, and grow into your purpose. Embrace wholehearted living, heal your heart through grace, and show up for life!
Don’t just survive; THRIVE.