It's crazy to realize things we have chosen to believe about ourselves. Sometimes without even realizing it.
“ I never went to college, so I'll never make a lot of money.”
“I never got good grades in high school, so I won't succeed at starting my own business.”
“My dad was overweight, so I know I will be too.”
“My parents got divorced, so my marriage will only last so long.”
“Binging will always be a part of my life, because I can’t get myself to stop. “
It's not always that we say these things out loud. But things in our past or present that we have heard or have been told, We let determine our future.
A scripture that I have heard a million times came alive to me the other day.
Jeremiah 29:11 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.”
This scripture crushes those lies. The Lord has plans to prosper me. (prosper: thrive, do well) He is defining my future. One that won't harm me. One that prospers me.
This blew my mind.
How often do we allow our shortcomings or things that have been said about us to become truths. Then we let them define us. We wear them as a badge of honor.
The biggest thing keeping us from this breakthrough is ourselves.
Let's not accept these lies. Let's not settle for something we were never designed to receive.
How do we break out of this? For me it was my coach asking me hard questions which is what I do for my clients. But read this scripture and ask yourself why you do certain things or react in certain ways? Is it because we are taking a statement or circumstance and allowing it to define us?
You also don't need to believe in scripture to recognize this. Self sabotage is a thing that affects a lot of people.
Let's take what the word of God says as truth, not what someone else's opinion is. (including ourselves)