Every morning I wake up, I have a routine that I follow:
- Thank God for waking me – it’s always a blessing
- Of course stretch, who doesn’t
- Make coffee
As I sit here writing, I can smell my coffee being brewed. That has to be one of the most amazing smells in the morning. Well, right until my son decides to put on every last drop of his cologne. LOL
The first sip of coffee instantly puts me in a fantastic mood. Coffee and French Vanilla.
As I am drinking my coffee, I open my morning devotional, Starting Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer. I absolutely love this devotional, it sets the tone for the entire day. I believe your first thoughts of the day will determine how you will spend your day. I spend my first thoughts with my coffee and Jesus.
As I read today’s entry, I can’t help but think how truly blessed I am to have this life. How although things were hard at one point, I did make it and kept going.
I tend to think clearer and I focus on what God has blessed me with, rather than what I don’t have or what I wished I had. I try to leave no room for negativity.
During my morning coffee, I also reflect on what I need to be doing rather than what I have failed to not complete. You see I am a huge planner, I have to have things in order and know what my goals are. I keep those goals posted so that I can continue to focus and remember why I do what I do each day.
Everything isn’t always easy and you have to make time for what you want and work hard for it as well.
My morning coffee is a constant reminder that God allowed me to wake up in the morning, so he has a purpose for me.
You are enough! Tell yourself that daily. Look in the mirror and say that 3 times.
Too often we get lost on what the world wants for us and lose sight of what God wants for us.
We try to find outlets in food, sex, money or even alcohol. Those things are truly only temporary and bring you false hope or give you a moment of satisfaction.
God wants the best for you and he wants you to know him and know how much he loves you.
I dreaded sharing my story for fear of what others thought. I know my life decisions have not been the best, I use to use the excuse of well God will forgive me so why not? Yeah I know, pretty crazy right??
The truth is, your past does not define you as the person you are today. NO decision you have made before this moment matters. You have the choice to change everything you were used to doing. You can say right now, my past is over and I choose to live life with a different outlook.
I have learned a few things along the way of making my mistakes:
- there will never be another you
- you are different; thats perfectly fine
- only you can offer what you have
- you do matter no matter what someone else thinks of you
- time heals only if you decide not to dwell in your past
- WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES
- learn from what you’ve done
- never allow your emotions to cloud your judgement
Tell yourself today that you are no longer the person you were and you will step into today with a positive mind set, focusing on your blessings and giving no attention to the negativity. Tell yourself you are more than enough and can conquer anything with God right there with you.
I encourage everyone to share their story, someone needs to hear it.