The day i didn’t need to hear, “I told you so” by Travis Waits

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Travis Waits

“You know this is just a consequence of your sinful choices” was the statement I received after expressing my honesty with the struggle of rebuilding a life for my family and I. I have heard this statement before.

Early on in my process, counselors or recovery mentors would use this phrase to highlight some aspect of “denial” they felt I was in. Insinuating that I was in some way not taking personal responsibility for my actions. [Side note… when you repent, admit wrong, make amends, and seek forgiveness, all without running from your consequences you’re not shanking personal responsibility, nor in denial. You’re actually walking wholehearted in your integrity and rebuilding trust in yourself].

Without empathy attached to this phrase, (“it’s just a consequence of your sinful actions…”), it really just sounds like an I told you so.” Which is the exact statement I heard early…

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