If we are going to make a change, we have to start with ourselves. Remember, we can’t change anyone, we can only change our reaction to situations. That’s why it is so important to look at ourselves in the mirror. What do you see? Regardless of how you might be feeling at the moment, whether you are still in your pajama’s, your hair is a mess, you have circles under your eyes, or maybe you just got back from the gym and you’re all sweaty and feel disgusting, we have to look deeper within ourselves. We have to remember that we are a child of God and He gave each and every one of us life. He gave us the desire and ability to live a life full of abundance. He wants the very best for each of us and it’s up to us to follow his lead.
It is up to us to start believing that we are worth it! It might feel silly to go stand in the mirror and say to yourself, “I am a beautiful person”, “I am strong”, “I am determined and successful”, “I have a lot to be proud of”, or “I am in control of my life”. I could go on and on, but if we don’t change our attitude and remove the negative thinking, with only positive affirmations, we will just talk ourselves into feeling insecure, unloved, unsuccessful, unworthy, and weak. Do you remember a time when you woke up and just didn’t feel like going to work? You laid there and said to yourself, “I don’t feel good”, “I’m tired.”, “I just don’t want to do anything.”, “I really think I’m coming down with something.”? Sure enough, if you lay their long enough talking yourself into it, you will start to feel those things and you will just roll back over and go back to sleep. Instead, change your mindset. Ask God for the strength to get you out of bed because you know he has plans for you and any day with God is a good day!
Granted there are some days that God just wants us to lay in bed because we have overdone it lately and our bodies need the rest, or we need quiet time to reflect on ourselves. I can’t tell you how many times God has laid me up because he knew I needed a break. At first, I feel like I was just thrown a curve ball, but then I realize, it was God’s Will. He knew I was overworked, worn out, and just needed time to rejuvenate my body and soul. I couldn’t be more grateful for those opportunities. You see even in our darkest hours, there is a light of positiveness. We just need to look deep enough and learn to see through the clouds because behind every cloud there is a ray of sunshine!
The next time you are feeling down on yourself, or you don’t want to get out of bed and you are just trying to convince yourself to give into those negative feelings, that’s when you have to force your mindset to positive thinking. Dig deeper into the strength that God gave you. Take the high road. Instead start convincing yourself that you feel great, remember those affirmations: you are strong; you are determined; you are successful; you are loved; you are worthy!