Affirmations to Remember During Some of Your WORST Days!

 

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1. What I’m going through is NOT going to overtake me!

2. God will NEVER put more on me than I can handle.

3. Trouble don’t last always.

4. Better days are ahead.

5. What’s over my head is STILL under God’s Feet!

6. This that I’m going through is making me stronger and more experienced. It might not feel like it right now but after I make it out of this storm, I’ll see that all along God was building me instead of breaking me.

7. Not everything I go through is God punishing me but sometimes it’s for the benefit of others.

8. Somebody somewhere is going to find healing in my wounds!

9. God’s making it work for my good.

10. It can’t rain forever. There IS light at the end of the tunnel.

11. It’ll get better .. no matter what it looks like right now.. it will get better!

12. I’m stronger than I think.

13. Through it all, I’m still standing and smiling and I thank God that I don’t look like what I’ve been through.

14. The Joy of the Lord is my strength!!

15. I am loved.

16. It’s okay for me to cry sometimes .. just as long as I don’t unpack and stay there in the trap of sadness.

17. Strong people have their weak moments too and that’s okay!!

18. It’s OKAY. Everything is gonna be okay, for real !!

19. I would have never known I was unbreakable if this here wasn’t trying to break me. #I’mStrongerThanIThink

20. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

21. No NEGATIVE thought formed against me shall prosper!.

22. This is my “winning season” .. even if God has to carry me through it because I can’t afford to lose again.

23. EVERYTHING attached to me will win !!

24. If God brought me to it, He will bring me through it.

25. God is still good, even on my worst days!

 

Everything that I’ve listed here is a lot of what I tell myself on some of worst days, my worst moments, my days of depression, when I’m stressed or just overwhelmed with pure sadness. As you can see, I encourage myself in God more than anything else. At the end of the day, I KNOW where my help comes from and I also know that it’s not up to other people to keep me encouraged. It’s up to me. Encouragement comes from the inside.

You better learn how to start encouraging yourself, speaking back to your storms, your situations and your circumstances. Self Encouragement is so important and to be honest .. it has helped me get through some mighty rough days!! Remember, it’s not what we say out loud that really determines our lives. It’s what we whisper to ourselves that has the most power. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today!! xoxoxo!!

– J e s s i c a

When You Don’t Feel GOD..

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When you don’t feel God, remember that your walk with him is much more than a few emotional goosebumps. In fact, He’s most verified in your everyday, seemingly little, acts of obedience. He’s glorified in your day to day service, the dedication of your work, the love and honor you show to those around you and the way you live your life as His example – the invisible moments of your life that no one sees. You abiding in God & Him abiding in you is not measured by your emotional response. It’s measured by your application – the fruit of your every day choices, in your attitude, in your dedication to stay on the course.

Sometimes, it seems pointless or hard to keep spending time with God or praying when you don’t “feel” Him but I promise you He’s there. Keep going. Keep pushing. Keep Praying!Β 

A Push to Help You Heal from Heartbreak.πŸ’”

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“What you felt was a hurtful GOODBYE, has now made room for your FOREVER. You can love in the right way that no longer leaves your spirit behind. What came to cause confusion is now requiring you to build your CONFIDENCE. It does get better than this. You now know to embrace what may be deemed as failure as it only ushers in graduation. Because of God, you qualify for real, responsible and unconditional love. No longer will you allow anyone to temporarily occupy that spot as as an MVP in your life. Because when everyone left or treated you in an undeserving way, your MVP stayed close to you. God is loving you through your hurt and pain. So it’s time to let it all go… the tears and the fighting make room for a love that will shine even when the sun no longer lights up the day and the moon no longer lights up the night. Start loving on yourself. Heal from the heartbreak so you can move on into the next chapter of your life.” -Tatiana Jerome

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I felt every word Tatiana said in the passage above and just reading it almost brought tears to my eyes. I’ve experienced a heartbreak like this one that she’s strongly trying to encourage people to heal from. Six years ago, I left the most toxic relationship I’d ever been in. I was in it four years too long. Leaving wasn’t easy.. In fact, it was very hard. I think somehow I had gotten use to and comfortable with all of the mental and physical abuse.. all the lying, cheating and disappointment.. it’s like I’d somehow become numb to it. I just made myself deal with it the best way I could but today I can say that I am so grateful for God answering prayers and giving me the strength and courage to go! Getting pregnant out of wedlock is such a sin to some people but for me it was a blessing and I honestly think my child helped save my life.
I made up in my mind that my baby didn’t deserve to live in an enviroment like the one I was settling for and if I wanted to give him a real chance of having a happy and healthy life, I had to go!! It took a lot of time, self-love, prayer and a great deal of encouragement from certain people in my corner to actually heal from all that I’d gone through in those four years of being with that person. The healing process of it hurt like hell but now I can look back and see how it was all just worth it!
Going through all of that was so hard. I’ll admit, I was scared of being lonely. I scared of raising my child with no father figure in his life. The thought of living the single parent life was a little frightening for me.. even though I watched MY Mom do it for 12 years, I just knew that was not the life I wanted to live!! I had my moments of sadness because I didn’t think no other man would ever want me mostly because I couldn’t bring much to the table at the time. I was pretty hard on myself. My self-esteem took a major hit but man.. I Thank God for G R O W T H !!
Now I can really look back and say, everything that I went through grew me in so many different ways and on so many different levels!! You have no idea how hard I have fought to become the woman I am today. When I say it has taken A LOT of love and pain to get here.. that is what I mean!! And let me tell you something.. God has been faithful !! He has given me EVERYTHING plus some that I prayed and asked Him for during that process of healing and rebuilding myself.
So to everyone who is still struggling through the healing process of the break up – keep telling yourself that things are going to work out even when you don’t know how. Keep loving on you! Keep trusting in the fact that God has it under control and most of all.. believe over everything else that all you have been through is shaping and molding you into the person you are destined to be!! Your positive attitude and optimism will start to change everything that’s happening in your life for the better. There will be a sudden shift because you decided not to give up. Despite the pain, you kept pushing and fighting for better !! Don’t quit because YOU DESERVE BETTER. YOU DESERVE THE BEST.
I know this post is a little lengthy so I’m about to end it. I just wanted to encourage you on today if you’re dealing with this struggle. Remember, self love and self healing is an ongoing process. It’s not something you do for a season and then it’s over. When you establish that healthy and loving relationship with yourself then you set the tone for EVERY other relationship in your life!!
P.S – just in case no one told you today.. I LOVE YOU!! Keep your chin up πŸ™‚ xx!
-jessica

Happy S u n d a y !!

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Hello there and Happy Sunday !! I thought today would be a great day for me to share my favorite scripture with you all !! Romans 8:28 . It’s one of those that I try to keep on the wall of my heart and in the back of my head on a daily basis.Β 

You may be in a tough time, but the enemy always fight you the hardest when he knows God has something great in store for you. So whatever you’re going through or you find yourself up against this coming week just remember that everything you go through serves a purpose.Β Nothing you go through will be wasted. God has reasoning behind literally everything! πŸ™‚Β 

Happy Sunday!!

-Jessica

Don’t be Discouraged; You’re Almost There!!

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“When you go through difficult times, make sure you pass the test. Don’t be stubborn and hardheaded. Recognize that God is refining you, knocking off some of your rough edges. Stand strong and fight the good fight of faith. God has called each of us to be champions; you are destined to win. If you will work with God, and keep a good attitude, then no matter what comes against you, the bible says that all things – not just the good things in life, but all things – work together for your good.” -Joel Osteen

Right now these words are everything to me! It’s like you’re given a test.. not by other people but by God and if you pass it, then you get to progress on to the next level and new blessings in your life. But if you fail it, ohhh if you fail and don’t learn from the situation then you might catch a little bit of break but sooner or later, that same situation will come back for an encore and test you again!Β 

So if you’re kinda like me and know you’re gonna be up against some battles this week, this post is just a reminder that you can handle whatever is thrown at you this week! T.D Jakes said it best, “Faith must always pass the test of discouragement.” and he is absolutely right!! So put your positive pants on and remember that all of your bad days have been written in God’s book. When you go through disappointment, don’t stop on that page. Stay the course. Stay focused. When the enemy cannot destroy then he makes it his job to distract you. Don’t ever forget that !! ❀

-Jessica