Y’ALL! It’s the final week of our series on detoxing your mindset of negativity!
Since this week is our last installation of this series, I thought I would share some personal testimonies with you!
Let’s take this in chronological order, shall we?!
So we’ll start with day one. How did I feel about this whole negativity fast? Well honestly, it was way harder than I thought it was going be. I didn’t realize how negative my words were. I sat down and journaled with God, asking him what he had for me in this month of learning to speak positivity over myself. As I wrote, Jesus began to speak to my heart and tell me who He thinks I am. Because I’m a human who can be proud at times, when I read back all the truth Jesus spoke to me, I confidently said, “Yes, I know all those things. What about something I don’t know?” Jesus so kindly answer me and said, “No, you don’t know. You may know it in your head, but it’s not reality in your heart. I want this to become your reality, your identity.” So I began speaking truth over myself every day. And you know what? At the end of the first week, I already felt more like a child of God! I felt more at home with Jesus. I felt more like who He said I was!
When two weeks had gone by, I felt like a totally new person! I was learning to recognize when I was tempted to say something negative about myself and change it! I was learning what “being transformed by the renewing of your mind” looked like. I learned to go into my room and read truth over myself every time I was temped to get upset or be mad at myself or other people. That was a game changer for me! I realized that reading scripture and truth over myself could (and would!) change my mood almost instantly!
Here’s my favorite part of the whole challenge! Before committing to speaking life over my body, mind, and emotions, I was very uncomfortable in my own skin. I didn’t like the way I looked and I was mad at myself for not feeling comfortable in my own clothes. I worked out six days a week and ate really healthy the majority of the time but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I just wasn’t happy with where I was or how I looked. I was angry that I had been working so hard for so long and wasn’t seeing any results. When I asked God to speak His truth into my heart, something He seemed to repeat over and over were the simple words, “You are beautiful! You are perfect! I made you perfect.” After a month of declaring this every single day, I began to believe it! Not only did I believe it, I felt it! One day, I randomly got on a scale and was utterly astonished at what I saw. I almost didn’t believe it! I had lost five pounds in a month! The results I had worked so hard for came simply with readjusting my thoughts! I was absolutely amazed and overwhelmingly thankful!
As a testament to how changed my mindset was, I did a photoshoot with this gorgeous little sundress! I bought this two ears ago on sale at Target for like $7. But I was so uncomfortable with myself that I never wore it. I always felt “too bloated” to wear it. I put it on several times, but always decided against it. I was so unhappy with where my identity was placed that I would never wear it around, mush less wear it for a photoshoot! However the confidence I’ve gained through this beautiful process is incredible! I put this dress on for my shoot and felt so beautiful! I felt like a queen! See what some God perspective and an identity placed in Jesus will do?! Crazy things!
After two months of speaking life, love, and truth over myself, I can truly say that my mind is being renewed! It’s definitely a process, but I’m learning! I love it! I feel more comfortable with my body and my identity than I ever have before! I’m a completely different person than I was two months ago!
As I go into month three, my heart is so excited and expectant for what Jesus is going to do inside me! One of my favorite prayers to pray is something that is very simple, but it has been the origin of many breakthroughs. It goes like this:
“Jesus, I want what you want. Come rearrange my heart so it looks like yours.”
And every time, He reveals something so beautiful to me!
Well friends, our series is officially over (insert tears). I love you all so dearly! I truly pray and believe that these tools, if implemented, will make a huge difference in your life! I pray for all my readers daily–that your hearts may be continually loved and fully after God! Please please please comment or email me with your questions and God stories! I adore helping and championing you!
Every single one of you is GOLDEN! YOU were made in the image of God! YOU are loved, valued, and worthy! YOU are a child of God! YOU are fully accepted for who you are! YOU are beautiful!
Speak truth, life, and love over yourselves every day!
A million and five blessing to you all!