…truly two of the most powerful words in our vocabulary for it is what we place after these words that defines how we see ourselves. I am going to challenge you over the next two weeks, and while it won’t necessarily be easy, I am fairly confident that you will see yourself in a new light over the next fourteen days.
Four years ago, my “I Am” statement looked like this:
I am not good enough, I am not worthy enough, I have set a bad example, I am not 100% honest 100% of the time, I carry shame and guilt, I am not desirable, I am not skinny enough or pretty enough, I am not a good communicator, I am lowly, I am not worthy of God’s mercy, and on and on and on.
Notice the pattern here? It is, quite frankly, pretty messed up. The more negative self-talk we have, the worse it becomes. Often, we hit rock bottom simply because we have talked ourselves into thinking that’s where we deserve to be. Good news though, it absolutely does NOT have to be this way.
If you take away nothing else from the next two weeks, please know this: YOU are good enough and YOU are worthy enough simply because YOU are here on this planet–beautifully and wonderfully made!
We must work on removing the “buts”, the “however”, the “if only I”…from our internal vocabulary (and as much as we can from our external vocabulary). I know I am speaking crazy right now, so I ask that you trust me on this one as it is possible.
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.”~Hafiz
For the next two weeks, I ask that you make note of every negative thought you have about yourself and every time you feel unworthy. Write it down–I am not concerned if it is 1 or 100, just write them down. Then, rewrite them without using “but”, “however”, “not”, “if only”, etc.
Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how it is working for you. Know that you are surrounded by people who care. If you are feeling really brave and want to share with others, comment here or on Facebook page so we can all grow together.
Once we begin removing this negativity, perspective shifts come much more naturally.
Let’s begin the journey!