Do you believe that you have the power to choose the direction of your life? Or do you believe that life just happens to us?
What if I told you tomorrow is based off the decisions we make today? I had a conversation with my daughter a few days ago regarding the power of CHOICE and her God given authority. It was that conversation that inspired this post. It is every parents desire to see their children grow and become productive, respectable and successful young leaders. I desire to change societal norms with my children and future grandchildren. My goal is to raise up children who are self-aware, emotionally healthy, culturally aware, mentally strong and wealthy. I want them to have the ability to navigate life and understand that life doesn’t merely happen to us but is created by us.
As a 17 year old I made a conscious decision to have unprotected sex. That decision led to pregnancy. After my child was born I made another conscious decision to detour from my original education plan and didn’t have the knowledge or understanding of wealth or how to start building it. So, when I found myself in the position of a young, broke, misguided mother and wife I couldn’t point my finger at anyone, but myself. Do you know why? I’ll tell you… Because it was my decisions that gave birth to who I had become.
No I didn’t have the advantage of a two parent household, I didn’t have a supportive loving mother nor family, I bounced in and out of the system between foster placement and family member as well. But I had the power of choice… I just didn’t use it. I just bounced from one bad situation to another in my early adult life as I did in my childhood until finally I had become a young, battered, broken, homeless single mother. When I finally understood the meaning behind “you are the driver of your own life” it was a game changer, but that understanding also demanded change.
I had to accept the fact that I hadn’t been very responsible in my decision making and I needed to accept responsibility for the condition of my life and start writing a new story. Writing a new story meant to had to make a series of decisions that would alter the direction of my life, therefore, altering my destiny. At the time I was busted and disgusted with my life, BUT I was aware and almost ready to take the driver seat of my life. I just had to…
Discover who and what I was which meant I had to discover who and what I wasn’t.
Start retraining the way I thought so I could see life through a new set of lenses.
I needed to start dispelling all of the religious lies I was taught and the word curses/ declarations spoken over my life, that I accepted, which kept me a prisoner all those years.
I had to realize that I was still WORTHY of the life I desired to live despite where I was. You can’t create something you don’t believe you deserve.
Today’s affirmation: “I am the creator of my own destiny”.
Life is amazing if we believe it to be. We have the power to reverse negative declarations and make power decisions daily. If you grieve the condition of your life it’s time to make some life altering decisions. Are you going to be conquered or are you more than a conqueror? We are whatever we believe we are. You must see yourself where you desire to be, set a clear intention to occupy that space and start making decisions to get you there. Get rid of dead faith sis. Create a new strategy and get going.
Your future is calling.
Love and Light,