Because there were battles in our past that we didn’t know how to fight, and no one was there to step in and fight for us, the losses both small and great have had a cumulative effect. But we don’t go back in our stories to stay there stuck in some moment of our personal history. We go back in order to see it, understand what happened, exchange it and receive healing for brokenness and then move forward. It’s critical to find out because most men are stuck; they carry the past into the present as pieces of a wounded and unsettled heart.
Paul Young wrote in his book The Shack,
“Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly . . . and if [it is] left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place.”
An excerpt from The Heart of a Warrior.