I couldn’t wait any longer.
I did a thing.
I wrote a book.
A dream of minecoming to fruition—8years thinking about it, planning it out in my head.
Finally I got the courage to step out, write it and commit to the process.
Why did it take so long? Fear, doubt, limiting beliefs, not consistent, and no discipline.
Finally 1 week before covid happened I heard It in my spirit it’s time to write no more playing around reyna. If you want this dream you have to go after it afraid. Then the covid stayhome order happened. So I knew it was really time, no more excuses.
So I called a few people (an author friend that is experienced in the writing process @matildabelleproductions , another life coach other than myself @sheis_fulfilled , and accountability partners @graham.becca ) to tell them I need accountability in the writing process.
I wanted to honor myself and commit to my dream. It took work, sacrifice, dedication, and courage!
Every week I talked to them to check in. It kept me faithful to the process. It took 8 months to get to the final steps. Now we are a few weeks from launch date.
So get ready this book is filled with courage, hope, faith and freedom. It is a devotional, love letters from God that will set you free from your hurts, habits and fears. A book that will be life transforming and lead you to the abundant life God has for you!
Stay connected for the launch countdown and pre-order your copy.
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!
“Maybe, I was chosen to forgive? ”@reynamorrisco
Clinging to bitterness causes further wounding.
Some examples of that are uncontrollable anger, hate, digestive issues, body tension, headaches, isolation, on going grief, anxiety and fear. And hurting more people because of your past pain.
Have you ever heard the saying, “ Hurt people, hurt people and healed people, heal people”.
Which one do you prefer to be?
I know I prefer to be healed!
Choosing to forgive is to stop focusing on what others have done to us and focus on what Jesus has already done for us.
Forgiveness is being in the presence of our Heavenly Father.@reynamorrisco
That is His nature. So to forgive is to be more like Him. We find salvation which gives us the confidence in knowing forgiveness is the key to living freedom from our past hurts.
Friend, we must move forward! It’s time to let go of what hinders our growth. To trust God with the pain. To pray for the willingness to forgive. No sin is to great (abuse, addiction, adultry, murder, stealing, lying) for Our Father, He is mighty and He will cleanse our heart from the pain that so easily cripples our spirit and entangles us in the cobb webs of hate and unforgiveness.
Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. Luke 23:34
Heavenly Father, my heart is numb, my spirit is heavy. The hate in my heart is growing. Cleanse my heat and mind Lord. Make it obedient to your word. Give me the willingness to forgive my abusers, those that have hurt me. As well as the willingness to forgive myself for the pain I also caused to others. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins and the sins of others. You are a perfect example of choosing to forgive. Thank you for choosing me to offer the gift of forgiveness to others and myself. May they see your power in your forgiveness. I let go of the burden, I release _____ (person or the pain). I am a new creation free from my past. Ready for the abundant life you have called me to! A redeemed heart I have to give to others. My I walk in my calling to forgive so others can experience you. Jesus Name, Amen!
I don’t know about you but this year has been different. It’s been hard, weird, and lonely. A lot of us find ourselves lonely. We can’t gather like we use to. We can’t hug, and kiss like we would like to. Mom groups are cancelled, bible studies are cancelled, recovery groups are cancelled for some. Self-care looks different and we have to get creative with date nights. We can’t visit our elderly parents and they can’t come over to spend time with their grandchildren. For some of us we need help at home and we feel all the responsibility is on us (so we feel overwhelmed) because we are afraid to have someone come help and bring the virus in our home.
Friend, it’s a weird season for sure. It can be very confusing, frustrating and lonely.
I found this quote which encourages me to ask God,
“God in this season of loneliness what is it that you want me to focus on?”
“What is my purpose in this season of life?”
“What are you doing in me in this season?”
When you know your mission, then you know your season and the purpose God has for you.Unknown
Shift your mind and see this season as a beautiful place. Lonely but never Alone. God is always with us. This is a place and Oppurtunity to figure things out. In the stillness, the quiet place. Rely on God’s grace to carry you through. He is faithful.
Trust that He is the answer to all your worries and concerns. He has a purpose for your life.
He is in the quiet places. Just ask Him. He will meet you right where your at.@reynamorrisco
We are going to get through this season together. Your not alone. I’m here for you. Your doing a great job. Have daily grace for yourself.
Comment below with a 🙏🏽 care emoji or a few word of how this encouraged you today.