One of the things I’m learning as I work through the Soul Detox Bible study #shereadstruth is just how much toxic words can affect your life without you even knowing it. For me, sometimes it’s words that pop in my head that cause me to feel less than.
Maybe less than isn’t the right word…. or phrase.
I think sometimes it’s easy for me to forget all the things I am and not get caught up in the things I’m not.
I’m not a good house cleaner.
I don’t like to fold laundry.
I’m not good at decorating our home because I am still learning what my style is.
I’m not always good at calling my friends back.
I struggle with getting distracted.
But see the thing about these words are that, that’s exactly what they are… words
Toxic thoughts that the enemy uses to keep me from focusing on what He wants for my life.
And that’s not what God wants me to fill my heart and mind with.
He wants me to remember that:
I am His child born to worship and serve him.
I am a wife who loves spending time with my husband encouraging him to peruse all his passions. A wife who has stood by his side since the day he began his own business 7 1/2 years ago and continues to love his enthusiasm for life.
I’m a mom who loves to snuggle with my children.
Who freely gives out hugs and kisses.
Puts bandaids on boo boo’s.
Prays with my children before bed.
Sings songs and dances around like a crazy person just to make them laugh.
I’m also a woman who longs to have a heart after Gods.
Who longs for time with him daily.
And knows that despite my struggles that make me somedays feel less than, that I’m doing the best that I can.
This week I’m working on telling those toxic thoughts to take a hike. You can no longer make me feel like I can’t reach for my goals, that I’m not making the cut today as a mom, that I’m missing the mark. Isn’t it funny how those toxic thoughts work?! They dig up insecurities you didn’t even realize you had.
But I’m determined to let God’s blessings outweigh those thoughts. How about you? Will you take a stand with me agains those toxic thoughts?
Today is the hubby’s birthday and so I’m going to be spending the day hopefully making him feel special and spoiled and most of all loved!
Babe, I love you and I can’t wait to spend this week… and weekend, celebrating YOU!
Thank you for everything you’ve been to me, without you I’m incomplete.
You have been my biggest encourager, and I’m forever grateful that God gave you to me.
Love you so much!
I’m linking up with my lovely friend Lindsey this week.