1 year sobriety!

Today is a big day for me!

1 year sobriety✨

This means a lot to me because 1 yr ago I didn’t know what my future would look like without alcohol.

When I gave it up completely, my mind & body went into panic. How would I survive without wine for the rest of my life?

I learned that I was so dependent on alcohol. I relied on it to cope with stress. I didn’t know how to cope with stress in healthy ways like exercising, prayer, yoga, running, meditating, reading a book, taking baths or talking to someone I could trust about my anxious thoughts, fears or concerns.

I didn’t know how to have fun at social events without a glass of wine in my hand. I thought I was more fun if I drank.

I worried about people not liking me anymore if I didn’t drink. I looked up at billboards & commercials they bombarded me with ads how alcohol was so fun . But they don’t talk about how alcohol ruins families and causes many deaths in the U.S.

People ask me “Reyna, I didn’t know you had a problem with alcohol, why did you stop drinking?” The truth is I stopped drinking bc alcohol ruined my life in so many ways. I was sick & tired of it controlling my life.

People around me drank to much and acted out in ways that were not safe and kind.

I saw loved ones in pain due to their loved ones drinking excessively.

I grew up hurt bc of it & started repeating the behavior & hurt people too bc I too abused alcohol.

I hurt my mind & body for putting alcohol in my system for so many years. Have you ever looked at the brain of someone that doesn’t drink and someone that does? It’s crazy! God has blessed me with this body to fulfill His plan here on Earth. I must treated it right & nourish it well. My body thanks me for letting go of those toxins. It also thanked me for getting my life healthy in so many ways. I now have boundaries for myself, what I will allow and not allow in my life.

Alcohol is no longer allowed to control me. It has no place in my mind, body or soul.

This is 1 of my biggest accomplishments. It’s a one day at a time process.

I celebrate myself today! It was not easy but so worth it!

Own your healing.

Own your healing.

Stop blaming others for why you are the way you are. Yes they may have been the cause of your pain but they are not the cause why your stuck in it , depressed, unfulfilled, angry, bitter, or anxious. You are responsible for your emotions and your reactions.

Stop blaming others for your depression, your anxiety, your anger, or your tension. You have a choice to release the burdens daily. You have a choice to stop letting them treat you like a doormat.

Take responsibility, own your healing.

It’s your life not theirs.

It’s your freedom not theirs.

It’s your healing that births purpose.

Take heart own your story.

Your on your way to freedom. Keep digging out the weeds that no longer serve you.

Your abundant life is sprouting! See God is doing a new thing!!

It’s your healing that will set you free.

It’s your healing that God will use to set others free.

Rise beautiful.

Surrender your pain to the only one that truly heals- Jesus!

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 NIV

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Hurt people Hurt people, Healed people Heal people.

Which one are you?

In all honesty I have been both at some point in my life.

Today I am thankful because I continue to work on my healing. I have forgiven myself for the hurt I have caused others. Now I’m working on healing the hurt that was caused to me by others.

You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there!

Jeremiah 6:14

Hurt people walk in denial not wanting to face their hurt, addiction, or trauma.

Hurt people think time will heal all wounds. So they stay stuck in the grief, and allow it to isolate them.

Hurt people become defensive, self -protective and lash out at others.

Hurt people inflict their hurt and pain on other people.

Hurt people envy others that are living an abundant life.

Hurt people suffer deeply within themselves & their suffering spills over.

Hurt people don’t need punishment they need help.

Hurt people need the same grace and forgiveness that was extended to you.

Hurt people need boundaries set in order for them not to continue hurting you.

Hurt people have a choice to admit there faults so that they won’t continue to pass on the pain pattern that is passed on- generations after generations.

Now let’s talk about healed people.

Healed people, heal people.

Healed people admit their hurts, hang-ups and habits .

Healed people turn their pain over to God daily.

Healed people walk in grace.

Healed people stop trying to control people and circumstances.

Healed people make amends.

Healed people aim to be better than yesterday.

Healed people make time for prayer, self inventory and meditation.

Healed people set boundaries in order to guard their heart.

Healed people walk in freedom knowing whose they are.

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Healed people no longer wear a mask of denial.

Healed people don’t surpress their feelings they face them & rise.

Healed people stop accusing others for their pain.

Healed people take responsibility for their mistakes.

Healed people trust again.

Healed people recognize hurt people.

Healed people ask for help by someone they trust, a sponsor or accountability partner.

Healed people take responsibility for their own healing.

Healed people get healed and then go and help others.

I didn’t love myself.

For so many years I didn’t love myself. Why, because I didn’t feel worthy of being loved. 

I had made many mistakes in my past which led to low self-worth. I often felt shame, guilt, depressed and a lot of self hate. 

Being an adopted child (being put up for adoption) was the root of my pain. It created pain in my heart. Growing up I was exposed to alcohol and anger. This added to the feeling of unworthiness. I always felt like something was wrong with me. 

I got really good at not feeling the hurt I felt inside. So I surpressed it all. The anger manefisted and turned into self-hate. Hating and resenting my story. 

In 2012 I finally realized I was worthy. I was in need of a Savior- Jesus!

I am Daughter of the King! I am a gem, brave, creative, and I have a lot to offer to this world. 

Reyna Morris

Living insecure with low self-worth defeats the purpose of why God created me. He created me to live an abundant life. He created me to shine and not hide. He created me on purpose for a purpose! To forgive and to receive forgiveness. He created me to love and be loved. To love myself even in my brokenness. 

I know now in Him I am not missing, lacking or broken. I am complete in Him. 

And today I love myself more than yesterday. It’s a daily process.

If no one has told you today. You are enough, forgiven and you are so Loved my darling! Yes we’ve made mistakes, and possibly hurt some people along the way but God has forgiven us and Nothing can separate us from the love of God. None of our sin is greater than His love. 

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

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Set free but still bounded?

God breaks the things that bind us daily.

Live abundantly free!

“Many of us are struggling with mental, emotional and spiritual shackles. These shackles weighed us down to the point of exhaustion. We feel tormented, restless, and tempted to hopelessness.”

Lecrea

It’s a choice to live in freedom. It’s a daily surrender. A choice not to pick up our past sin.

I’ve had my days when I want to go back to drinking alcohol again. I try and justify how I just want to do some wine tasting or I just want to go to a beer garden. I am the only one that knows what alcohol and anger did to my spirit. Even though you may say but Reyna, it’s just wine and beer, the truth is my life is better without it, my mind, body and spirit thank me that I am no longer bounded by the spirit of addiction and anger. I am set free! ✨ In 15 days I celebrate 1year free from alcohol. As I come to my 1yr mark I’ve been having temptations to drink again. Isn’t that funny how that happens?!? What I’ve worked hard for the enemy wants me to throw it away. Not today, Satan!

Did you know you could be set free but still bounded?

That was me for many years. I believed in God. I was serving the Lord with all my heart but I was still a slave to alcohol, lust, anger, sugar and over spending.

God wants us to live an abundant life. What is the one thing he is asking you to let go of? Live Abundantly free!

“Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John‬ ‭8:34-36‬ ‭NIV‬‬

If you gave up something or are celebrating a sobriety date pls comment below I love to pray 🙏🏽 for you!