“I wish I could stop doing this but I just can’t help it.” This is a statement often uttered by people in despair, people who do not believe in their capabilities and those who find comfort in belittling themselves. But is it really fair to make yourself seem so powerless?
In the words of this famous quote, “our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God…”
Believe me we all have the power to change everything that we do not like about ourselves. We really just need to harness it and use our whole energy constructively to make necessary changes. You have power over decisions that you make so why not opt for things that make you a better person? Place a full stop on anything that robs you of your happiness and anything that hampers your progress. Of course it may seem impossible but then nothing beats the power of determination.
If you want to become a better person then you need to stop carrying your baggage around. It’s sad how we let ourselves die beneath the heavy weights of our past failures, our past disappointments and basically everything that happened in the past. One of my favourite verses from the Bible from Mathew 11:28-30 says “Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Also, learn to count your blessings everyday rather than your mishaps. It is so easy to think about the many things we don’t have, but do you ever realise that you have the best things that money cannot buy? You have God, a life, a family and friends so why not wake every morning with a determination to be happy!
More over you don’t need to defend yourself at every opportunity. Always remember that this is your life, a life that God has blessed, therefore you don’t need to report to any individual or seek their approval for you to be happy with yourself. Do what makes you happy and if others are not happy with it, that’s their baby. Don’t let negative people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them all out! Refuse to believe people who tell you that you are not able because remember, you are powerful beyond measure.
So if you really want to become better, you have to choose to believe the best about yourself pursue your dreams and whatever you don’t like, pray and act! It will really be worthless to ask God to change you if you are not making any conscious efforts to change. Once you make it to a better you, stick with the better YOU, even when the old, unhappy and depressed you call, let it go to voicemail.
We can all be better if we try.