Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a burning desire to help and save people, often to a fault. When I began dating, I usually found myself attracted to boys who needed saving. My friendships were often with people who were lonely and just needed someone to befriend them. I felt as though I could feel the pain that they were experiencing and I wanted to do everything in my power to take that pain from them.
As I have gotten older, I have learned that God has given me an intense gift of empathy, even though it can be difficult to see as a gift sometimes. I can feel the emotions of everyone around me, as if they were my own. It is often draining to absorb the emotions of those that I interact with throughout each day, but it is something that I am learning to use for good, something to help people.
Yet, as I continue to discover my gift of empathy, I am also learning the importance of boundaries, both with other people and with myself. I am working on being able to identify people’s emotions without letting them become my emotions. I am working on communicating with others when my cup is empty and I have nothing left to give. I am working on using my gift to help others in a balanced manner in order to best glorify God.
Empathy may be heavy, but it is not a curse as it often feels. It is a gift that can be used for good with proper understanding and boundaries.
Highway2Healing is a way that I hope to use my passion to help people feel heard, seen, and healthy. You are not alone in your health battles, let me fight with you! Please reach out via the “Contact Me” page from the menu above ❤
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