Do you believe you have the power to choose the direction of your life? Or do you believe 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 series of bad decisions that had a major impact on my life. 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.
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, but I had the power of choice. I just didn’t use it. I 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, divorced 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, I needed to accept responsibility for the condition of my life, and start writing a new story. Writing a new story meant I had to make a series of decisions that would completely alter the direction of my life. At the time I was busted and disgusted with my life, BUT I was aware and ready to take the driver seat. 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. Those were things that 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. You have the power to alter your destiny and write a new story. If you grieve the condition of your life always remember you are one decision away from change.
Your future is calling.
Love and Light,