The Positive Notebook: Know yourself, Know your worth. Love yourself, Love YOU first.

Know yourself, know your worth
Love yourself, love YOU First
Knowing yourself is the beginning of it all. Many times in life we base our identity off of what other people want us to be or what they think we should be. Your identity is yours and it belongs to YOU. Don’t let anyone tell you who you are in this life. It’s up to you to know yourself just so you know what you deserve in life. You’re worth more than the limits people try to put on you. Knowing yourself makes a huge difference because it’s you teaching people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.

What is your worth? Is there a price on what you bring to the table? Are you getting from someone what you are putting in to them? Our worth sometimes gets devalued by people because if they see you devaluing yourself, they are going to think it’s acceptable to do the same also. You deserve so much in this life but not knowing your worth can stop you from getting what you deserve.

Love yourself first. It’s not selfish to love yourself first. The love you have for yourself will cause people to respect that. If they don’t respect that, that means that person has no love for themselves. You have to Love yourself First before you love someone else. Loving others becomes easy when you love yourself. You are loved, you are wonderfully made, you have purpose, and God has great plans for you. God sees the value that you have in your life. If you see what God can see, then start walking in that confidence of your value.

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The Positive Notebook: Sometimes God has to break you down to bless you up

Sometimes God has to break you down to bless you up. God doesn’t break you down to keep you broken. He breaks you down to build you up in your strength, faith, and to humble you. God is going to build you up better than before, not leave you broken. 

Sometimes God takes you on a journey you didn’t know you needed to bring you everything you ever wanted. During our broken moments it’s very hard to understand and accept. In my broken moments in life I would have kept a defeated mindset if I didn’t trust and believe the plans that God had for my life. When you feel helpless and alone, it’s easy to believe those negative thoughts. We even may have people that are close to us try to break us down even more by continually putting negativity in our ears and mind. So people only check on you to see if you have failed yet but God will put you back together right in front of those that tried to break you.

In those times waiting on God isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it in the end. So when you’re thinking about giving up and throwing in the towel, God will send the right people in your life to encourage you, uplift you, and speak into your life.

God has great plans for your life and the timing of it is going to be perfect. Don’t give up, you’re closer than you think. Don’t lose faith. A little faith can move big mountains. Be patient but still put in the work. Trust the process.
Things that happen in life are not designed to stop us but to re-position us so we can come in contact for what God really has for us.

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The Positive Notebook: God will carry you.

“No fire can burn me

No battle can turn me

No mountain can stop me

Cause you hold my hand

And I am walking in your victory

Cause your power is within me

No giant can defeat me

Cause you hold my hand”

God will carry you through every season of your life.

Through life we sometimes get to the point where we allow of own strength to carry us through tough moments. Depending on our own strength will only carry us so far to the point where we will begin to quit on ourselves and just give up. I know from experience that everything I tried on my own I failed. Why? Because I depended on my own strength instead of God strength. He told us in his word that his strength is made perfect in our weakness. Some of us have been weak for so long and in order for us to reach our purpose in life, we have to let God take control of our life. He won’t lead you wrong.

When I begin to let God lead and order my steps, things begin to work in my favor. Not for my glory but so he may be glorified. Let God carry you through this season of your life. He will get you to where you need to be. All he ask is that you have the faith. Do you have faith today? Believing and knowing what God has promised you he will fulfill in your life. Your faith is what will activate God in your life. Faith without works is dead. Have faith and apply the action. God wants you to prosper in life. Allow him to carry you.

We all know the story of when Jesus walked on water. Peter also walked on the water to that day. Peter begin to sink because he took his eyes off of Jesus. In response Jesus said “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” God will begin to have you doing the impossible to the point that it may scare you but if you just keep your eyes on him, he makes the impossible possible. Don’t doubt God’s power. God is going to help you in this season, it’s up to you to have the faith.

Do you have faith today?

Don’t take your eyes of the one who makes the impossible possible. He will carry you.

I believe that God will really begin to work in your life when you put your pride aside and get on your knees to pray. You will fail doing things on your own but with God, he makes all things Possible.

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The Positive Notebook: God is about to make your life beautiful again

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

What God has for you is a beautiful thing. Sometimes we can’t help what circumstances we are born in but we can determine where we are going. God never said we would never experience storms, but he did promise to be with us during the storms. Don’t let the storms of life defeat you and take you off focus. God wants you to prosper in life, he has plans for you that only with him you will be able to fulfill. Sometimes we get to the point and thinking since things are going well that’s when we don’t need God but we need God through the good and the bad. don’t focus on the disasters of life. God will give you beauty for ashes. It’s not about how you start in life, it’s about how you finish. Start and finish with God. You have a purpose in life and never let anything or anyone distract you from your purpose. Storms will come but they don’t last and the beauty of a storm is the rainbow at the end. Just keep going and never quit.

I heard a man tell a story about a mother and daughter who were driving in a major storm. All other cars ahead kept pulling over waiting for the storm to stop so they can continue on. The daughter kept asking the mother, “ do you want me to stop?” And the mother said “no keep going” she continued through the storm seeing that more people had pulled over waiting for the storm to stop then finally they got to a point where the storm had stopped and nothing but sunshine. The mother told the daughter to look behind her because the storm was still in effect. The mother told the daughter “ see, if we would have stopped we would still be stuck in the storm but because we kept on going we made it through and got to the sunshine.”

In life if you just keep on going through the storm. Trust God, only with him are we are able to get through the storms in life. We all have a different purpose in life. Don’t stop working on your purpose just because you see other people pull over and stop working on theirs. What God has for you is for YOU!
Yes sometimes disappointments are going to come and we may feel helpless but where God is going to take you in life is something worth to keep striving and fighting for.

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The Positive Notebook: Battles of the mind

You can’t win in life if you’re losing in your mind. It all begins and end with the mind. What you give power to has power over you. What you think you believe has the power to come to pass. The things that are in your mind can and will eventually become actions. You’re either in control or under control. When you fill your mind and surroundings with positivity you will began to have positive actions and positive results.When you fill your mind and surroundings with negativity,you will began to have negative actions and results. Fill your mind with what is positive. Negative thoughts are going to come but you have the power to let it control you or you control it. Stay in control and don’t let things control you. You have the power to overcome anything!

Our mind is where the real battle is. I know it’s easy to tell you “think positive “ but it’s a battle. Who you are connected with, what you put into your mind, and the situations in your life can cause you to think negatively about a lot of things in life. There are a lot of things to be grateful for. Start with that . Start thinking about the good things in life, start surrounding yourself with positivity in life, and go live a positive life. The battle of your mind can be won because you have the power. Stop living in defeat and start putting victory in your mind.

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The Positive Notebook: Her Love

Nothing looks more beautiful on a woman than her love for God and the love she has for herself. Know your worth and show your worth. You don’t have to settle for anything less than. Stay true to yourself and love yourself. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are beautiful and that you have greatness within you. You deserve happiness, you deserve love, you deserve loyalty, you deserve the world. Don’t settle for what is less. Don’t ever stress yourself, you are worth more. Ask God what you really need to search for. When you learn to see your own inner beauty, your own truth, all arguments with others will cease. As long as you know that you’re beautiful, smart, loving, caring, and great, the opinions of others are irrelevant. There are bigger goals in life than being a good woman to a man. Be a good woman to and for yourself. Protect your energy, protect your peace, protect your mind, protect your heart, and protect your life. Don’t give so much energy to things that does not create positive results in your life.

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The Positive Notebook: BAGGAGE

Don’t weigh yourself down with the baggage you don’t have to carry. Many times we surround ourselves with people who just weigh us down. It’s hard to pull people up and easy to pull someone down. We surround ourselves with negative minded people who continue to pull us down, rather than pull us up. If you surround yourself with people who are fearful of being great, you will begin to be fearful. If you surround yourself with people who always doubt themselves, you will begin to doubt yourself. But there are going to be times you will have to standout and be the one that is positive around others, but you don’t have to weigh yourself down by carrying the baggage of others. We all have choices in life. Being positive or negative is a choice. Life is too short to live a life being weighed down by the baggage you don’t have to carry. Continue reading “The Positive Notebook: BAGGAGE”