I believe the biggest battle we face is the mind; I once heard something I’ll never forget.
Someone said “make sure you speak to yourself, tell yourself what you are, where you want to go, and what you’re going to have” They said “ often times if you let the initial thought of the mind dictate how you feel, where you’ll go, and what you’ll be...YOU will ultimately feel defeated.
I thought deeply about what that statement meant to me and I immediately thought of speaking life into yourself, your circumstances, your destiny etc.
So often we can get stuck in our own MINDS and talk OURSELVES out of the treasures of life. We become defeated before the battle starts. We judge ourselves well before anyone else can. We count ourselves out in fear of not ever being considered/good enough.
We have the tendency to be our OWN worst enemy, but with that problem I was given a solution…
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
Consulting with God is so essential when you find yourself thinking so low about whatever it is you’re going through….
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
I say this because I realized that everything I’ve experienced that was perceivably negative had such a huge, positive, life-altering affect that proved God was with me every step of the way.
What felt like hell was heaven, What drained me gave me power, What hurt me gave me healing, What stressed me gave me peace.
Sometimes you can’t see what lies ahead in the storm, but when that storm clears your promise awaits you.
I talk about hurt all the time because it's truly apart of life whether you’re doing it to yourself or receiving it from someone. I personally have let past hurt stop me or get in the way… However I also think it's important to not only talk about forgiving yourself, but forgiving others.
Keeping hurt in mind always makes you conscientious of not only yourself but others. It is so important to me to be kind, uplifting, and heartfelt no matter what.
High-key it can be difficult when people try you, but I digress.
When you come to understand that sometimes what people do or say when it offends or hurts you, it has more to do with them, and when you can let it go and move forward…that's called GRACE.
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12