We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.
1. Proverbs 31:25
"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."
2. Psalm 46:5
"God is within her, she will not fall."
3. Luke 1:45
"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."
4. Proverbs 31:17
"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."
5. Psalm 28:7
"The Lord is my strength and my shield."
6. Proverbs 11:16
"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."
7. Joshua 1:9
"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
8. Proverbs 31:30
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."
9. 1 Corinthians 15:10
"By the grace of God, I am what I am."
10. Proverbs 31:26
"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."
11. Psalm 139:14
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
12. 1 Peter 3:3-4
"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."
13. Colossians 2:10
"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."
14. 2 Timothy 1:7
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."
15. Jeremiah 29:11
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"
16. Exodus 14:14
"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."
17. Song of Songs 4:7
"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."
Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I understand that. But what I don't understand is why people have to be blatantly rude about it.
So quick background story, I wrote my first article and got tons and tons of great feedback. Unfortunately, there will always be a group of people that will have nothing but negative things to say. It didn't bother me because I wrote my article for a number of different reasons, none of which were to offend people. I wrote my article to help other people who have been through what I have been through. I wrote my article to go a different way from other articles, about the same topic, that I have read. I wrote my article about ME and how I turned a negative into a positive and what I learned from it. I was simply letting my feelings out but some people don't see it that way. My article wasn't written in a negative way, and there was no harm in it.
So of course like I said, people are entitled to their opinion and there isn't anything wrong with that. What is wrong is to make negative and degrading social media posts about me. You can dislike and disagree with what I wrote but to call somebody the b- word and to say that they were "raised by wild animals" is just down right rude. For somebody more than twice my age to say, "I always said she was a crazy b**** raised by feral animals!!! Now it's time to play the game...my way!!!!" is just downright ridiculous and I couldn't help but laugh it off. Like what games are we playing? I'm always down for Uno, heck I'm even down for Connect Four!
In fact, I actually couldn't help but laugh at all the negative comments I was reading. They were so far from the truth it was comical. I was reading that I was breaking family bonds and tearing apart relationships. In reality, I was expressing what I learned to help other people who may have needed it.
While I don't believe in bullying or that karma is coming for me like one of the many negative posts stated, I do believe in forgiving people. I do forgive everyone involved in the social media posts. I've learned to take a negative and turn it into a positive. These degrading posts have only made me a stronger, more confident person.
All in all my response to this hate is that you can say whatever you want to but I'll turn it into a positive and make it help me in the end.