The hard work of caring for my friendships had come full circle; they were now caring for me. It wasn’t something I was expecting, but it was a natural result of working so hard to invest in these relationships over the years.
I totally understand why affirmations weren’t working or even making it worse for some people. I struggled with the same feeling. So, one day I figured out what the secret was to making affirmations work for me.
Stop doing things that don’t interest you or being with people who don’t make you happy. Take chances, eliminate negativity, and surround yourself with those who lift you up. Don’t limit yourself because you never know just how talented you are till you try.
Here are 11 declarations rooted in scripture to speak over your New Year.
When we feel the need to make someone else wrong, that means that we are trying to prove something about ourselves.
The other side is a beautiful place to be, and I want to tell all women in abusive relationships to hold on. Hold on to your God, your faith, and your hope. Let go of your fear, the abuser’s lies, and your doubts. You can do more than you think, and God will help you with the rest.
How many times have you crawled to the end of the week with hardly any strength left? Or snapped at everyone and wondered why you’re so on-edge? Or realized that it had been forever since you’d had a good, long laugh with a friend? Too often we neglect ourselves because “I just need to get this done.” We make everything on our To Do lists a priority, while forgetting that we ourselves are a priority too.
This is far from inspirational. In my current state of mind, I can’t throw around optimism or end with some quote saying God is going to lead me through this. This is my brokenness.
Even though it’s been 4 years since the last time it occurred, I still deal with the repercussions on a daily basis—at work, outside my house, in almost every relationship I have, and at night—especially at night.
The modeling industry is extremely competitive and I didn’t feel as confident in it as I did when competing at Miss USA. I forgot how to be in a strong mental space in environments of comparison and competition.