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

Always Be A Work in Progress!

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Don’t ever stop striving to better than you were yesterday, no matter how far you think you have fallen off. When I really reflect on the fact that God hasn’t ever left me in some of the situations I KNOWINGLY put MYSELF in, I am constantly reminded of His love & purpose for my life. You don’t have to stay where you’ve been nor should you let anyone guilt trip you into thinking you can’t move forward. You can. Never stop working on the betterment of yourself. Work on becoming the best version of yourself everyday and decide that no one should get in the way of living your best life. ❤

Sometimes we get so bogged down and focused on other people and what they “need” to work on that we neglect the fact that we really need to be working on ourselves. Don’t be that person who thinks they’re completely flawless because I promise you there is always and I mean always room for self-improvement. You’re allowed to be both a masterpiece & work in progress, simultaneously 🙂

Grow a lot. Pray often. Love more.

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Work More on Loving YOU!

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I hope when you’re asked to mention many things that you love.. you mention yourself.

I’ve been big on “self-love” for quite sometime now. Lately, I feel like God has been showing me and putting certain people in my path that lack so much confidence in themselves. As a result of having no confidence, the characteristic of low self-esteem makes itself present. And sometimes people who struggle with low self-esteem are also some of the same ones that struggle horribly with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I mean, there are other things that trigger those kinds of emotions but I know self-esteem plays a big role in it!

My heart goes out to people dealing and struggling with those kinds of issues. It hurts me to see people really feel like they don’t belong here, like they don’t even deserve life at all due to the lack of self love. Some even struggle to love themselves because of things that have happened in the past but I just want to let you know that you don’t have to stay in bondage because of your past. Free yourself from it. Your past does not define where you are going. Your past does not determine who are. You are who GOD says you are!! You are not what the enemy says you are!

I’ve been saying this for the past couple of days so I’ll go ahead and share it in this post: When you learn to establish and develop a loving relationship with yourself, you set the tone for every other relationship in your life. So I figured today I could share a few ways that I personally practice self-love myself! Self-Love has become a daily thing for me. Because I’m constantly practicing it, my confidence and self-esteem stays about where it needs to be for the most part.

  1. Forgive yourself. You are always allowed to start over and show up for yourself in the best way. Work on forgiving yourself for the bigger stuff.
  2. Spend time w/Jesus in prayer.
  3. Look in the mirror everyday and speak positive affirmations to yourself. “I am amazing; I am enough; I am beautiful; I am worthy of love and healing.”
  4. Love the skin you’re in!
  5. Be nice to yourself! You will never speak to anyone else as much as you to speak to yourself in your own head. {.Be Nice.}
  6. Don’t compare yourself or your journey to others.
  7. Celebrate your highs! Celebrate your success and each milestone you reach. If don’t nobody else celebrate you, you make sure you take the time to celebrate yourself!!
  8. Accept that some people won’t like you.
  9. Say “NO” when you need to.
  10. Know your strengths and use them to your advantage!
  11. Practice gratitude.
  12. Allow yourself some down time. Remember to get some rest & relaxation. You can’t pour from an empty cup. 🙂 
  13. Take care of your body. 
  14. Be honest with yourself.
  15. Try to stay surrounded by positive, upbeat and fun people who are at the same time striving to reach their goals like you!

 

There are so many different ways to practice self love and self care but again these are just a few that I personally try to do daily and keep in the back of my mind. Indeed, I know perfectly well all my positive and negative sides and I accept them. Just because I’m practicing self-love everyday doesn’t mean I’m not still working on improving myself. Lord knows I am truly a work in progress! Loving yourself doesn’t mean that you should ever stop working on YOU though. It just helps you to realize that you are the only one with your unique traits, qualities and potentialities. It gives a great sense of confidence. It really does. When you love who you are, you accept who you are.❤

xoxo!

-jessica

15 Ways I’m Trying to Become a Better Person.

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My life is under constant construction. There’s always something to improve. Becoming a better version of myself one day at a time!  I just wanted to share with you guys some of the things I’m personally working on now for myself..

 

  1. Practicing forgiveness daily.
  2. Working on letting go of anger from past hurts that I’m still trying to heal from.
  3. Trying to keep a consistent prayer life.
  4. Committing myself to growth.
  5. Continuously walking away from any and everything that doesn’t give me good vibes.
  6. Loving {.M Y S E L F.} more!
  7. TRYING to keep procrastination to a minimum. (The struggle is real with this one!)
  8. Keeping my peace protected. 
  9. Constantly looking for the good in EVERY situation instead of focusing in on the negative part of it. Yes, I’m very encouraging but sometimes I discouraged too.
  10. Trying to get and stay better organized!
  11.  Working on being more merciful. 
  12. Working on my patience! It gets a workout quite often.🙄
  13. Working on persistence.
  14. Trying to keep in the back of my mind that not everything needs a reaction nor does it always need a response. This is something that I have to remind myself of everyday because people will try to do things and push your buttons out of spite. Sometimes it’s hard but it’s a beautiful thing to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged. The power is always in your reply!
  15. Just trying to be a better human than I was yesterday and the day before that.

 

 

What are you doing to become a better person? Are you doing anything at all? If not, I will tell you this.. Personal Growth is ADDICTIVE. You should spend time doing that. It’ll make you feel better as person and to be honest, I feel like it’s also an act of self-care. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” -Paulo Coelho.💕