Do you want to develop the mindset of an overcomer?

It’s hard to look in the mirror and not recognize the person staring back. I’ve been there more times than I would like to admit. In the hustle and rush of life, sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. We give our best so freely to others and then take whatever, if anything, is left for ourselves. We suffer if the combination of what’s left and what we need is out of alignment for too many days. 

For me, it didn’t happen all at once. It was little things that added up over time. I ate unhealthy food, stayed up later than I should have, didn’t work out, didn’t pray or read my Bible, smoked too many cigarettes, worried continuously, and tried to carry all my hardships alone without talking things over with God. 

Then, one day, completely unexpected, everything came crashing down on me. All the bad decisions I made each day piled on each other until I felt buried under the weight of it all. 

My swollen body was in terrible pain, and I could barely walk. A rash covered a large part of my body, and I struggled to think. Every day, simple chores were hard for me. I had to get up hours earlier each morning so I could take supplements, use ice, and stretch before going to work. I cried to and from work most days. And for almost a year, I couldn’t work at all. 

It was one of the darkest times of my life. I couldn’t get any relief from the pain. So I stayed in bed most days. 

The longer I stayed in the bed, trying to escape the pain, the worse it all became. Until I was so deep in the hole of depression that I couldn’t see a way out. I lived with the mindset that something terrible was always about to happen. 

I was afraid to drive, scared to be alone, afraid to go places by myself, and so incredibly terrified of what was happening to me. I had panic attacks daily. I made a prison by trying to create a perfect comfort zone for myself. 

My mindset was so weak, and I felt very fragile. I couldn’t deal with anything challenging. When things became difficult, I had excruciating pain and just went to bed. 

I lived in constant physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional pain. Looking back at that period of my life both breaks my heart at what I endured and makes me so incredibly GRATEFUL for what God blessed me to overcome.

I know the dangers of whispering words like “I don’t care,” I can’t,” and “I’m not able.” I know how important it is to be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strong. I know the key is following God and meeting with Him each day.

I NEVER want to be in that shape again. I got there by not taking care of myself, not following God, and believing the lies of the enemy. So now I have daily things that are non-negotiable for me. 

  1. Read my Bible 
  2. Journal with God and get my instructions for the day
  3. Exercise
  4. Pray
  5. Following God

If I do these things daily, my life feels much better. God gave me what I need to live an inspired life, and now my life feels peaceful. 

Would you like to work with me? I can teach you how I developed the mindset of an overcomer and exactly how I do these things. Sweet friends, you don’t have to stay in places of pain. It’s possible to overcome our hardships and create the mindset of an overcomer. 

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