Friday, August 1, 2014
Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on self talk and motivation. I can only truly speak for myself and how my own journey has been affected by my self talk.
There was a time when I was younger that I put limits on my abilities through negative self talk or thoughts. In my own head, I would blame others for what they had or what I didn't have going for me. I thought that maybe I did not deserve good things or experiences.
I cannot tell you when or even really why the truth finally clicked for me. But it did.
Here is the truth as I know it to be true...
There are no limitations, only possibilities.
But.. you have to be willing to work hard, believe that you can do it, and trust that you are more than able (Ephesians 3:20.) We need to stop being victims of our own negative self talk, and begin taking real responsibility for our lives.
Whether we want to believe it or not, somewhere, someone out there sees you as a role model. It's true. We all have someone that looks up to us, and we may never even know. But your life, your choices.. they affect someone, not just you.
It's time that we take this seriously. It's time to begin speaking life over ourselves and our families/friends. It's time that we take ownership of our lives and really be intentional with our thoughts and our words, and stop making excuses as to why we cannot.
Today, I encourage you to make a list. A list of all that you are (allow yourself to get over the initial discomfort you may feel in doing this.) Try hard to leave off your roles - like mother, wife, sister, teacher, etc. This list is to get you to stretch outside of your comfort zone. See yourself how God sees you.
Start the list with these words.. I AM, and then fill in the blank. If you are comfortable, post your list as a response to this blog post. I want to cheer you on.
I will get the ball rolling..
I AM... kind, caring, loving, and dedicated.
Your Sole Searching Sister,
Believer, Wife, Mom, sister, daughter, friend, storyteller, wannabe children's book author, runner, listener, cookbook collector, bread-fanatic.