When we let God in, he brings wellness that kills what's false and allows the true us to finally live free, and live to the full!
Living Well involves release from fear and an end to hiding. It allows the freedom of expression as God intended it. As getting well is gradually worked out in us, we shed the false "us" that we've created, the "me" we have adapted in an attempt to be what we think others want us to be, and what will finally win us the love and acceptance we long for. As suppression and selective expression end, we're free to be us, to fearlessly live our story, to be vulnerable, and to boldly live well!
The newness allows us to connect emotionally with others, more strongly the longer we live well. It allows us to (re)orient our focus away from ourselves and toward others at healthy levels, even at the vulnerable level that are an essential part of loving relationships. And all while not losing ourselves in the process. We finally become trustworthy and known for a reliability and integrity that both allows others to respect us and the God we model to them.
To LIVE WELL we will need help to see the false us along with the masks and spin and medication and everything that has buried the real us and made life so heavy and hard to bear. The only one that knows who the real us is and has the power to unbury us from the tomb of wounding is God. Only he can give us a new life—as if he caused us to be reborn—and transform us from the shell of a person we were and release the true us that he created to be a good gift to others.