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.

@reynamorrisco

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!

You are enough!

Nothing is to hard for God. Not the brokenness you feel, the depression, suicidal thoughts, low-self esteem, anxiety, grief, PPD, eating issues, addictions, or anger issues. NOTHING!!!

His strong power is ENOUGH!

I have dealt with all the things I mentioned above in some point in my life. Let me tell you most of them God healed me from. A few I still struggle with. I have wrestled with God asking Him why? That is when He said “Darling, my grace is sufficient!” Love yourself even with your weakeneses, you are enough. I am enough! If it wasn’t for my weaknesses and daily struggles I don’t think I lean on God everyday (sometimes every minute). The relationship I have with Him is beautiful, intimate and powerful because of my weaknesses. I wouldn’t have it any other way. He is my rock, my strength when I am weak.

The shift happened when I accepted my weaknesses. Stepped out of denial, admitted I needed help. That’s when the peace and power was activated in my life. I can live my life at peace knowing I can trust God with my brokenness and my entire life . He created me. He is in control. He is able to do more than I could ever imagine.

He is my Healer!

One day at a time I choose to stand with hope that one day healing will come!

Reyna Morris

For now I enjoy the process. I remain in proximity to the one who Heals. I Lean on Him with full confidence, praise Him, and thank Him for my weaknesses!

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

What you think about yourself matters!

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

What others think about you doesn’t matter. But what you think about yourself matters most.

Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become your future.

If your constantly criticizing yourself. Constantly putting yourself down—Telling yourself your not able, or your not good enough, or fat, or your a bad mom, or a bad wife, or a bad friend.

Then your heart will signal to your mind and start to believe it, then your actions will align with the negativity that’s in your heart. Why? Because everything you do flows from it.

So instead fill your heart and mind with God’s truth about who your are in Him. Renew your mind with positive affirmations.

Important rule in life: You must believe in yourself.

Believe:

I am able to do anything with God’s strength.

I am a great mom!

I am an amazing friend!

I am creative!

I am a light in this world.

I am more than enough!

I have everything I need in life!

I am fit.

I am healthy.

I am strong.

I am loved.

I am brave.

I am Daughter of the King!

Comment below tell me which affirmations stood out most to you. Or a 🙏🏽 if this brighten your day.

XO, Reyna Elizabeth Morris

Am I gracious and compassionate?

The Lord is gracious & compassionate slow to anger and rich in love. Psalm 145:8 NIV

Sometimes people do to us what we do to the Lord. We judge the Lord and call Him things He is not. We believe the lies. Some of us may think God is an angry God. They believe He has punished them. They believe He never blesses them or has anything good for them.

If they had an earthly father that was absent or abusive they believe the same about our Heavenly Father. Our God is loving, He is slow to anger. he is rich in love. He loves you. Adores you. Wants the very best for you.

This is why it’s important to know the truth about our Heavenly Father.

Some people label us and define us by our past and we must know the truth about ourselves and speak against those lies too. For many years I believed I wasn’t worthy of grace and that I wasn’t compassionate because of the mistakes I had made.

But the truth is my past doesn’t define me. It’s my current actions that will define my future. So I must change the narrative and speak truth into my life. If my God say’s He is gracious and compassionate then so am I!

So I will speak with the authority and love that I’ve been given towards myself and others. I want to reflect His character and walk out His promises.

So will you repeat this #affirmations

Repeat it until you believe the truth about yourself and about your Heavenly Father above?!?

Comment below with a ❤️ if your speaking life today?!?

XO, Reyna Elizabeth Morris

Your thoughts become your future.

Your thoughts become your words, you words become your action, your actions become your habits and your habits become your future.

Drewmarkgriffin
Malibu Pier California

I experienced trauma in my life. I learned a behavior it became a bad habit.

What is that bad habit? Negative self-talk.

It appears as low self esteem.

This is not sexy to admit but it’s important to talk about it because not finding your confidence can hinder you from reaching your destiny.

Negative self talk can sound like:

“I can’t finish what I started.”

“I’m not smart enough.”

“I don’t have what it takes.”

“I’m not equipped.

”I’m not attractive enough.”

“I’m not creative enough.”

“I am not worthy-enough .”

“I am not thin enough.”

“I’ll never be successful.”

“I’m not a good mom.”

“I am a mistake.”

“I’m such a mess.”

“My life sucks.”

“Life will always be this way.”

“There right, I’m a failure.”

Friend, when we speak words like these to ourselves we are criticizing God’s masterpiece -YOU!

You are His masterpiece everything He creates is good!

God wants us to speak out of love. He wants us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. So how can we love others well if we are constantly having negative self-talk?

Like the quote above says,

Your thoughts become your words, you words become your action, your actions become your habits and your habits become your future.

Drewmarkgriffin

What kind of future do you want? If your thought life doesn’t line up w/ the future you envision then it’s time. It’s time to speak God’s truth into your life .

Our words are POWERFUL! You are POWERFUL! You have authority—speak life!

You have authority to change your mindset- No more stinking thinking!

Instead say,

I can finish what I start with God’s strength.

I am smart because God created me.

I am equipped with everything I need to fulfill God’s calling.

I am able because God says I am able.

I am beautiful, everything God creates is good and beautiful.

I am God’s masterpiece.

I am fit and healthy!

I am a great mom, my kids love me. I love being their mom!

My past doesn’t define me. I am forgiven and set free because God says I am!

Malibu Pier California

XO, Reyna Elizabeth Morris

I have respect for the past.

San Angelo State Park Texas

I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.

Maya Angelou

Metal buffalo statues behind us
Beautiful view of San Angelo TX State Park

Our trip to California consisted of staying at 4 campgrounds this was our first stop. We got there really literally at 12am and got up the next morning took a walk to explore the campground before we had to head out to our next stop, Phoenix Arizona.

XO, Reyna Elizabeth Morris