Most of us want to live a successful life, make a difference and leave a mark on the world. One of the biggest battles we fight on a daily basis is in the mind.
I encourage you to create reminders at home, work and even in your car of truth words, Scripture, uplifting quotes and more. There is power in whole and good words.
I created a quick tag and let words just surface. It’s important to speak encouraging truth to others but also just as important to speak truth to ourselves. It’s okay to spur yourself on. Tell yourself things like, “You are strong and brave and can do hard things, Cheryl.” “You are strong and brave and can do hard things, (insert your name).”
I want to encourage you, don’t believe everything you tell yourself. Take your thoughts captive and don’t take them verbatim. Sometimes lies pop into our heads. Kick them out as soon as possible. The power of our mind is strong and our thoughts shape who we become, what we believe and how we live.
I just want to leave you with a couple of my favorite verses and even if you aren’t of the same faith as I, I think you’ll find them practical and encouraging . . .
God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5
Warmest creative wishes,Cheryl