All too often I hear people say …” I’m just doing Me”, but what does that mean?
When I hear people say that it makes me wonder. Who hurt you? Who betrayed your confidence, trust, and value??? Yes, being able to stand alone and withstand life’s difficulties may be a sign of resilience, but it also is a sign of unaddressed hurt, unhealed wounds, and unforgiveness. Especially when you don’t want help, won’t accept help, and deny you need help.
How can you grow anything productive out of damaged soil! The soil is your heart & mind.
Luke 6:45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.
You probably wondering what your heart has to do with being held accountable. Well, when comes to your heart, your emotions, and your inner man/woman (your spirit) you must know that YOU and YOU alone play a major part in the healing and restoration of it all. Though you may have good intentions of protecting your heart at all close by” DOING YOU” and not letting anyone get too close. Good intentions have never built or produced intended results without actions. Good intentions also have never solved a problem or brought about resolve without an action step backing it up. Therefore you need to be actively involved in the healing of your heart and mind.
Here is where accountability comes into play. You are held accountable for what you allow to affect you emotionally and mentally (not the people and events that hurt you). Though they may deserve to pay…you can not spend your time and life making others pay you for what has already transpired. God is waiting on you to trust him at his word and hold him accountable to right your wrongs.
(Romans 12:19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.).
You gotta trust God completely. Focus on the GREAT life you have currently and the Future awaiting you that YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR FORGIVENESS on your HEALING JOURNEY!
Peace will have you skipping outside even when there is complete chaos happening in your world. Peace is not a fairytale feeling that you wish for and it magically appears. – “NO SIREE BOB”!!! (Lol) It comes and stays when you put your complete trust in the Almighty Father God. It’s about having that childlike faith. Now if you have ever experienced childhood trauma and abuse then trusting anyone and especially God will not come easy. Yet. I am here to tell you, that it can be done. Start by getting to know God as Father first, and spend time developing your own personal relationship with him. Also if you have not done this already, accept Christ as your Lord and Savior to begin a new way of life- rooted in Love, Freedom, and Healing.
[(2 Corinthians 5:17) KJV”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (new life begins).]
Next up is changing/shifting your focus. When you set your attention on being positive even when things don’t go as planned, you are setting yourself up to receive peace. You see, peace and trusting God means you don’t have to have it all figured it because you know God has it figured out for you. As a matter of fact, he’s already factored in every mishap, misunderstanding, and misdirection that could possibly happen. Do you think you lo0sing your job took him by surprise? Nope! Do you think, he was taken by surprise when your significant other walked out on you? Again, NOPE! Now granted you may feel like if God already knew these things were going to happen then why didn’t he prevent them or warn you so you could forego the pain and heartbreak? Well, in some cases he may have told you it was time for a change, that person wasn’t the one, or it’s time to move on. Even if you didn’t get a “Gut feeling”, God still will make a way for it ALL to work out for good according to his will and purpose for your life.
[Romans 8:28 NLT] 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.]
Just remember a lot of times when things don’t work out or people are removed it is indeed for our good, even if we refuse or can not see it that way because we are too hurt. So, moving forward when you find yourself in a space where your peace is compromised, ask yourself this: Do I trust God?
Make no mistake about it, there is beauty in your pain.………
The pain of being broken, the pain of being repeatedly abused, the pain of being deceived, the pain of being an outcast, tossed aside like trash…And even quite possibly the worse pain of them all; being abandoned, rejected, and/or abused by your father and/or mother which can sting you to your core. Knowing that two individuals came together to make you and neither felt the need nor had the capacity to stick around either physically or mentally to provide for can cause you to be bitter, broken, and angry.
But I’m here to tell you that despite all those things that seem unbearable that may have caused you to be whomever you are at this moment. It’s not ALL bad and there is beauty that will arise from that pain. How do I know you ask? Well hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, let’s see you are reading this blog aren’t you????? That in itself says you are willing and able to seek knowledge and wisdom in order to elevate yourself on some level. That takes something I like to call HOPE!
[Isaiah 61:3 NKJV] 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
I also know firsthand what it’s like to have a very traumatic past and look at me now I’m just as beautiful inside as I am outward. LOL. But for real though, a lot of us spend so much time on our outer appearance that we fail to see we are slowly dying inside. When I made a decision to start the healing process to rid myself of those toxic feelings that trauma can leave, my smile became brighter and more genuine. I laughed more because I had a reason to enjoy living.
Here are a few processes that helped me get through certain levels of trauma and start seeing the beauty in it all through the lens of healing:
First of all acknowledge whatever may have happened as not being your fault, forgive and let live.
STOP reminiscing or reliving the past- move forward in the present moment and start living and going after what you desire and deserve (and trust me YOU DESERVE the BEST).
Though some of your pain may not have been physical (if that’s the case), you still need to heal properly and seek professional help when necessary (NO SHAME in Allowing someone to assist you when needed)
Pause when you need to …enjoy quiet moments alone with yourself, with endless amounts of laughter, love, and crying to cleanse your soul.
And last but not least…………. LOVE YOURSELF and Remember there IS beauty in your pain and that BEAUTY IS YOU!!!!!!
Come here, a little closer, I need to tell you something… closer….okay, now listen…LET IT GO!!!!!!
It’s time to release what was, what could have been, and everything else that is keeping you from entering into a season of overflow and abundance.
You can’t truly be free if you are still caught up in the past. Whether it be a past relationship, past situation, or past hurt.
I was in my devotional time with God, writing in my journal, and felt led by the holy spirit to Forgive, release and let go of all the people that have disappointed me, hurt me, and/or betrayed me. Sometimes when we hold on to these feelings not even realizing it is holding us back. The majority of the time a person may have hurt you, moved on, and maybe not even realize the impact of what they have done or said has on you. Trust me I know, been there done that.
Now, is the time to release them from your heart and mind… Forgive them! It may be a close relative, a best friend, a business partner, a spouse, or a lover. Whoever it is, should not be able to hold so much power over you, your emotions, your thoughts, or your actions.
Don’t you want to make room for what God has in store for you?
Remember: Your life can’t be filled with love, joy peace, and abundance if you are holding on to hurt, unforgivingness and pain.
Here are 3 tips on how to FORGIVE, RELEASE AND LET IT GO. (because it’s Time)
Write out the names of the person and the action
Ask God to help you to forgive them and what’s been done
Wish them well, by speaking the best over their life
Bonus: Make a decision to no longer relive the past, by not bringing it up in conversations, and don’t allow yourself to go back there in your mind 😉
Make sure to join me live @ 12:30pm CST this Tuesday (April 19th) on my YouTube Channel or FB Page, I will be teaching about Forgiveness: Learning how to acknowledge what happened.
How many of us are ready to lose everything to gain so much more????
Let’s not all answer at once.
I will start first, NOT ME!!!
Now, as a believer-a-Christ follower, that is literally what Jesus calls me to do.”[Luke 9:23-24 NLT] 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.”
When I first gave my life to Christ, it was because I was tired of the mental and emotional torment I experienced on a daily basis. Night and Day Terrors, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, anger, restlessness and so much more. As I continue to journey with Christ, I wanted to experience a deeper spiritual relationship encounter because, to be honest, I was bored of just going to church and sitting in the pews and still leaving the same. [I didn’t know it then, but my spirit desired and needed to be closer to Father God]
I must admit at first I sought after the encounters in my own ways: through the eyes of others, believing in the universe, listening to many false teachings, etc. Then I thought, if I got busy doing good and fixing myself, I would feel that closeness in the spirit. So, I tried to stop cursing, drinking, having sex, and showing myself worthy of this great God. Yeah, that lasted only so long, before the tormentors of my soul (my demons, came back in full force) driving me literally to try and commit suicide.
I remember it so clearly: It was my birthday weekend several years ago, I had promised myself I wouldn’t get drunk again. Yet, failed on that promise and woke up the next morning, not remembering how I got home or if I had sex with anyone. I felt horrible, I started to cry uncontrollably because once again I failed! It was about 6 in the morning and my boys were still sleeping. So I go in my truck and planned to drive it into Lake Michigan because I just knew I failed God and I couldn’t keep living like this. I was driving, laser-focused on getting to the lakefront, I didn’t leave a note because I could not explain what I had been feeling.
Then God intervened, literally, I looked up and found myself at my sister’s house, ringing the doorbell. (To this day, I can not explain how I got there, because I all remember is pulling up to her house) Her husband opened the door and let me in because I am still crying uncontrollably, I couldn’t tell him what was wrong, because I had no words. He immediately woke my sister up and she took me into the living and just held me as I cried, She began to pray for me and then I begin to tell her what I had intended to do and how I was tired of trying so hard and failing.
That day marked the turning point in my life, where the spirit of suicide and death was broken off of me. I began the process of giving up the shame and guilt of my hurt and brokenness for God to start the restoration process-making all things new. “[Isaiah 43:19 NLT] 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
The following year I rededicated my life to Christ. I gave God my Yes and allowed him to remove everything and everyone that did belong in my life, that was blocking me from being who God originally created me to be. I dealt with my past and myself by acknowledging that I played a major part in my brokenness. I began my own Journey of Healing, Deliverance, and Wholeness, which has not always been easy, and to be honest some days I be ready to throw in the towel. Yet, every day I wake up glad that God did not give up on me, even when I had given up on myself.
So I want to encourage you to try JESUS for yourself. You do not have to be perfect or have it all figured out. God loves you and there is so much waiting for you if you just believe.
[Romans 10:9-10 NLT] 9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
So this week I discussed and taught online how fear cripples you. As God would have it, the very thing I taught about I had to learn my own powerful lesson. I didn’t realize that anxiety was still an issue for me, but God is all-knowing and his infinite wisdom, knew I still had some things that needed to come up and out. Let me tell you from the beginning: About 16 years ago I got into a really bad car accident where my car was hit by another vehicle and knocked across 3 lanes of traffic on the expressway. By the grace, protection, and mercy of God I walked away from that accident with not a scratch on me, and neither did my 2 oldest children who were 10yrs old and 7yrs old at the time. Although I did sustain any physical injuries, I succumbed to a much greater enemy; the spirit of fear, which came with his brother named anxiety into my life, like a raging storm. I had my first panic attack that same year when I tried to get back in that same vehicle in which I had the accident (once it was repaired) and completely freaked out. I couldn’t breathe, I began crying uncontrollably and hyperventilating. I ended up giving that vehicle away to another family member. A year later I purchased another vehicle and found that I was still anxious when driving on the expressway. The fear of getting into another car accident and dying was so real to me, that most of the time, I opted to take the streets instead of the expressway, no matter how far I had to go. I started making it a habit of calling people on my long rides home, as a way to keep me from going into panic mode by myself. I even began to not travel many places that were too far, if it was raining or even a slight chance of rain. I also started taking shots of “my idea of liquor courage” tequila or vodka before driving to feel less anxious (Thank God I didn’t get into an accident from being intoxicated). I did everything but address the issue, by seeking help and getting therapy to face this fear/anxiety head-on.
Years went by and then it was time to trade my vehicle in for a new one, my family had grown and with 3 boys all in sports, I needed a bigger vehicle to transport them and all their sports equipment. So a truck is what I purchased and ended up only using it for work and the kid’s local activities, making excuses for why I couldn’t take road trips to their games in nearby states. Yes, my fear & anxiety trickled down to my children, to the point that I did not teach any of my boys how to drive, because I was afraid they would die.
Now here I am 44 years old, proclaiming and walking in victory and healing from many traumatic events in my life. I have started a few businesses and I am going around the world coaching, speaking, and writing books, but my old enemy anxiety and fear have reared its ugly head again. What kicked it off is that I got notified of a winter storm warning for the area I live in, which wouldn’t normally bother me, because I work from home. But this time I will be affected because I needed to pick my sister up from the airport and take her to work during the hours of the storm. Well, that sent me into an anxiousness, that caused me to stay in bed the entire day [I was literally crippled by the fear]. I thought about every possible scenario to get out of picking her up, from getting someone else to pick her up or getting her an Uber. I even became angry at her for deciding to go on vacation in the middle of winter (she doesn’t know I felt that way, she will Now though, when she reads this blog). I know everything I’ve done, said and thought were all VERY IRRATIONAL!!!! But fear will have you acting, being, and saying irrational things.
I finally had to confront this spirit of fear head-on and let it know it had no place in my life. [[2Timothy1:7 NLT] 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.] I am at a point in my life where I don’t want NOTHING getting in the way of my complete Healing and Wholeness, I have come too far and have too much to lose to allow the enemy of my soul to take me into a living death by fear. So I did something I never did before I enlisted the help of complete strangers on our morning prayer call (well they were strangers until God put us together – NOW they are my Freedom Community) to pray for me and this anxiety. I told the honest truth and I no longer care how silly or crazy I may look being a 44-year-old woman, dealing with driving anxiety. MY FREEDOM is more important than mine or anyone else’s feeling for that matter!!!
I decided to share this experience on this blog to help anyone else who may be experiencing any form of anxiety or fear that you too can become FREE!! I feel like I need to talk to you and tell you the raw truth because the name of my blog is called Rebel truth for a reason. And so that is my truth but baaaaaabbbbbby let me tell y’all moving forward I’m going to be driving and doing things with NO LIMITATIONS, NO RESTRICTIONS, and NO FEAR. Be on the lookout for pictures from ALL the places I will go and see while I am driving.
Remember Fear and Anxiety are the enemies of living a great life that God has for you and any enemy of God is an enemy of yours! PERIOD AND AMEN!!!
I woke up with my heart full of Joy. The seasons are changing and I love this fall crisp air. I am sitting in my favorite spot in the house, by the living room window, with my journal and my coffee. God has been blessing me and answering prayers. I am in a new season of my life and I must admit I was a little scared at first, but then I started to think about when the leaves change on the trees. Dead leaves fall away then making room for new leaves to blossom in a new season. They are usually vibrant, bold and stay around for a minute. What I really noticed was how the process for the leaves to change color is beautiful at first then they dry up and become eyesores, this process seems to take place quicker than the blossoming.
So, my inspiring brain started to think, what if we prolong our season of change by paying more attention to the ugly parts of the process? I must admit I did, when God started to shift things, removing people, things, and memories I was dependent on I was angry. (Let’s keep it real) I pouted, fussed, and resisted the change. I was tired of being single for so long, while God healed my soul wounds. I wasn’t ready to be a grandma yet, because I had ideas of being “the rich Auntie” that traveled the world. I even told my sons when they were younger, I wasn’t babysitting, yeah NOW I can’t wait to spend time with my grandson and I can still travel the world and be the wealthy grandma. (LOL) I even told myself it didn’t matter where I came from, who my father was or where my extended family lived.
BUT GOD……. Now, I am so excited about the new addition to our family. I am blessed to have a flexible schedule to help the new parents out whenever possible and to spend time with my growing family. I discovered I have an auntie that is still alive at the tender young age of 88. I reconnected with an older cousin this week and plan to meet other cousins. Earlier this year I did a DNA test and learned that I am 50% West African (exciting). I am glad that leaned into God instead of trying to keep my stubborn ways because my season of blossoming is so beautiful!
I want to encourage you to embrace your season of change, IT’S NOT ALL BAD!!!
Remember To Be Bold, Be You and Most Importantly Be Healed- Love, Listiner Inspires
I am changing the narrative of those who have experienced abuse and trauma, from one of Shame, Stigma & Silence to Support and Solutions, from hopelessness and rejection to HEALING and RECOVERY. I create inspirational content that is designed to be used as accountability tools, resources, and solutions in the healing process. moving beyond trauma into a great life. –www.listinerinspires.com
“Isn’t it enough that I have cancer, Now I must talk anxiety out of my head too!!!!!” That is what I yelled aloud, last year when not only did I get diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer during the height of the pandemic, but I also had to go through my treatments alone at the hospital wearing a mask. My anxiety then was at an all-time high, so much so that I ended up going to the ER for a panic attack.
Matthew 6:34 (NLT)
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it’s own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Matthew 6:34 (New Living Translation)
Anxiety has always tried to make a permanent home in my life. For as long as I can remember, I always seemed to live with a sense of being overwhelmed and some type of fear. On the outside, I often appeared extremely shy or withdrawn as a child, but that was really depression and anxiety telling me to keep my mouth shut about my awful life of abuse. (LIES LIES LIES)
You see my anxiety entered into my life from the first moment my mother abused me. I started living in fear of doing something wrong that would cause a physical, emotional, or sexual attack. My mother, unfortunately, had an undiagnosed mental illness. She most definitely lived a double life, everyone else around her thought she was the nicest lady, yet I was scared shitless on most days and twice at night. Going to sleep became of twisted game, waiting to see when she would fall asleep so that I could close my eyes drift off, but not before covering up and putting the covers over my head as a way to protect myself. I HATED THE DARK!!!
I have gone through years of therapy, hospitalizations, medications, and now with living a Faith-Based Life in Christ Jesus, I can say finally say I am fully HEALED from Anxiety and I am HAPPY and WHOLE!
Oftentimes new traumatic experiences can remind you of past memories you have chosen to bury. For me, I realized I didn’t always allow people to get “too close” for fear of being hurt again. So, when cancer came knocking at my door and I needed to enlist the help of close family and friends to help me, it became a challenge to really let people in. So this made me realize that I needed to dig deeper into myself and my relationship with Christ to start truly doing the heart work of healing. From the deeper work, I created a daily routine that keeps me focused on Healing and helps me to let go of Anxiety, Fears, and Worries. Now this daily routine does not take the place of therapy (which I went to weekly), but it helps me to REFRESH my mindset and emotions, which in turn kept anxiety from making matters worse!
The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy making wise the simple
New Living Translation
These are the 4 things I do every day that keep me feeling refreshed daily, find what works for you and BE REFRESHED DAILY:
Spending time with God refreshes your Spiritual Being (Prayer, Journaling, Quiet Reflection, Reading the Bible)
Readingrefreshes you Mental State of Being (Ebook, Physical Book, Article or Audio Book)
Physical Activity refreshes you Body (Taking a Walk, Stretching, Dancing, Bicycling, Working or Playing with the Children or your Significant Other *wink wink*)
Quality Time with Loved Onesrefreshes your Heart (Laughter, hugs and conversations)
“I create inspirational content that are designed to be used as tools, resources, solutions, and accountability to help those who have gone through trauma and abuse start living their Best-Healed Life” – http://www.listinerinspires.com
“Remember To Be Bold, Be You and Most Importantly Be Healed“
It’s been a minute since I shared my “Rebel Truths” with you. I have been working on a few things in my businesses and ministry that I can not wait to share when finalized. If I am to be completely honest, this has been a long time coming, but I had been getting in my own way by not asking or seeking help to build out my visions greater. I don’t know how many of you can relate, but I had a really bad habit of not asking for help even when I really needed it. I had a warped sense of needing to appear strong, even at the cost of losing it! I found myself trying to take on too many projects and “chasing the bag” without getting any of the results I had hoped for. I finally sat myself down and had a genuine come to Jesus moment and yelled…”I NEED HELP”! Let me tell you, God has helped me to restructure my businesses and hire the help I need to build out every entity, so that not only will it be successful but will thrive effortlessly. GLORY TO GOD!!!
Let’s get back to the teaching moment that I want to break down and share with you. Here is what I learned and I want to share it with you, so that you don’t have to learn the hard way as I did.
If you have been following me on any of my social media platforms, you may notice a pattern: I love to break down word definitions to get a better understanding. So let’s go a little deeper to understand what exactly is: “Toxic Independence: The Strong Person Syndrome”. (Disclaimer: This is not an official syndrome, it is more of my Rebel Truth perspective). MAKE SURE TO READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END!
Strong (definition) 1.) having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks 2.) able to perform a specified action well and powerfully.
Similar Words: forceful, severe, strict, drastic, extreme
Independence (definition) the fact or state of being independent
Independent (definition) 1.) free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority 2.)not depending on another for livelihood
Similar Words: self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-reliant, self-standing, self-contained, self-made (Sidebar: NO ONE is self-made, everyone has had some type of help along the way)
Toxic (definition) poisonous, very harmful
When does being strong and independent become toxic?
When the focus becomes ALL about self!!!!
*Don’t be so independent that you lose sight of the need for God’s guidance and the amazing people in your life
*Signs of The Strong Person Syndrome:
Prideful: Not wanting or asking for help when needed
The “I can do it myself” mindset
Thinking & Saying: “I don’t need anyone”
Resentment: “No one has ever been there for me*
Where there is Pride there is usually the spirit of Rejection and Shame.
Shame usually lies deep within, placed there by a traumatic experience that you have not addressed and started healing from.
Ex. Maybe you were abused/bullied/neglected as a child that left you feeling unprotected and scarred
Ex. Perhaps your experiences were with hurtful words (verbal abuse is just as traumatic) hearing things like: You will never make it, Why are you so weird, You are too big/skinny, SHUT-UP,
Ex. Even broken promises by a loved one can leave a lasting negative effect: If you grow in a single-family home, divorce, cheating spouse
ALL of these things leave us feeling rejected, hurt, angry, and sometimes alone.
Then the need to control situations and outcomes kicks into overdrive, which can lead to Anxiety, OCD, Extremely Social, or Super Isolated.
See it’s one thing to be strong and able to endure during tough times, it becomes toxic when you need help and refuse to seek it due to pride, shame, and the need to control everything.
There are times that we ask God to help us, to bless us, send a miracle and/or sign and we miss it, because it may very well come in the form of people!
Don’t miss out on what God is doing in your life because it’s not packaged the way you would like.
God can and will use the very thing that hurt us in the past to help us to heal in our NOW
God will use unlikely people and unusual circumstances to render us dependent on him
You can’t measure everyone’s intentions with that person or people who hurt you before
[Proverb 16:18 CSB] 18 Pride goes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.
STOP BEING PRIDEFUL, ASK-ACCEPT-RECEIVE the help you need!!!
Love You, Listiner
Listiner Inspires, LLC is a lifestyle company that specializes in teaching individuals/families/organizations/ministries that are impacted by trauma and abuse, how to move beyond the trauma and into healing. I am also an Award-Winning Author, Mental Health Advocate, International Speaker, and Healing & Recovery Accountability Expert & Coach and Creative Consultant.
The unfortunate reality is so many individuals are living their life in just that way.
Well, I’m here to tell you to STOP IT!!! Let’s stop the pity party and let’s get to thinking and being positive and productive.
Now, your life is your own, so I can’t tell you how to live it, but I can encourage and inspire you on how to love it a little more each day. The first step is forgiveness….yep Forgive…Forgive your mother for not loving you the way you needed to be loved. Forgive your exes for cheating, forgive your friends and family for not being more supportive, and more importantly forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for believing the lies that you were not good enough and undeserving of love, success, and happiness. Because GUESS WHAT…YOU ARE DESERVING and WORTHY of every GREAT thing in this life.
Changing a broken, unhealthy mindset is not easy, but it’s well worth it. It will require investing in yourself, spending quality time alone with you, to get in tune with who you really are and what you really want out of life. It will mean taking a chance on yourself and your happiness, exploring endless possibilities. It will also take going into your deepest thoughts that only you and God know about and living your dreams out. And last but certainly not least, establishing YOUR OWN personal relationship with Christ Jesus.
You can not expect anyone to appreciate you if you don’t appreciate and value yourself. So don’t count yourself out, don’t give up on your dreams, and turn that passion and hobby into something prosperous and profitable.
When you learn to dance and sing like no one’s watching, laugh like your life depends on it, and take chances like there’s no tomorrow, you will never be disappointed in yourself again. Because you would have started living life on your own terms and taking your happiness into your own hands.
REMEMBER: Happiness is not something you can buy, earn or find online, it’s something that you should seek diligently within yourself.
REMEMBER: Happiness is not something you can buy, earn or find online, it’s something that you should seek diligently within yourself. -Listiner Inspires
Know that ALL things work together for your GREATNESS.
[Romans 8:28 NLT] 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
All it takes is the right frame of mind, persistence, and a well-thought-out action plan. Your perspective is what determines if whatever situation you face is a setback or setup for progression. Know that many are called but few actually step up to take their rightful place on the thrones of Greatness.
[Matthew 22:14 NLT] 14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”So ARE YOU WILLING TO STEP UP AND STEP INTO YOUR GREATNESS!
A lot of times we see the final product of someone’s success, but we rarely get to see the countless hours of sleepless nights, the empty bank accounts, and the many tears of frustration and disappointment when something doesn’t go the way expected. I promise you every individual that is at any level of Success and Greatness has faced these situations before, and at times might still continue to be experiencing them. But I am here to tell you it’s ALL WORTH IT!!!!
Especially if you’ve had a rough start in life, like me, you learn to push past the pain, because going backward should not, cannot, and will not be an option if you are trying to excel on this journey called LIFE. You are the determining factor on how far you go and what you allow to distract you as you move forward on your destined path of AWESOMENESS. Negative situations and people can only affect you negatively for the length of time you give them unnecessary attention. So if a solution can not be gotten from any circumstance that’s crowding your space, time, and mind …then LET IT GO, LET IT BE, and move on. GOD has a way of handling your situations that are not conducive to your amazing journey of greatness, if you are intentional and TRUST THE PROCESS