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!
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.
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
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.
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
“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.”
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!
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!
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
Instead of worrying or getting anxious do you go to prayer?
Did you know God offers us constant peace, fulfillment and an everlasting joy when we seek Him?
We must choose to receive it daily. Which means we must pray daily. Make prayer a priorty.
Prayer is our lifeline.
Without it we experience chaos, confusion, and lack of purpose.
We find fulfillment only in Him, the ONE who created us and sustains the universe.
We go to prayer not for Him to get to know us but for us to know more of Him. To know His character and His will for our life.
If you’re searching for peace, joy, love or purpose in this season I encourage you to seek Him. Pray, meditate on His word and promises. He invites us daily into a personal relationship with Him. That is where we find the fulfillment we’ve been longing for.
For those of us in recovery: We keep our recovery when we spend time daily in prayer and meditation. Learning His will for our life.Then we freely share it with others.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12
•used to tell someone to go ahead with something slowly, and carefully
•used to ask someone not to lose their temper
•lightly or carefully
do something gently
•put the breaks
Allowing God to remove our character defects takes time.
In the mean time we must be easy on ourselves and others.
If not we can experience burn out, discontentment, and want to give up.
I don’t know about you but I tend to be hard on myself. I expect to much on myself. I also expect to much from others. Especially as a mom I often feel exhausted and I get frustrated that I didn’t accomplish much of my goals. Or that I’m not where I want to be. I wear myself out with the worldly pressures. Worrying about my time.
What I must remember is “Easy does it”
✨An “easy does it” pace will accomplish more than a rushed spirit. @reynamorrisco
When we rush we forget who we are and whose we are!
If we submit to every change God wants to do in our life and humbly ask Him to remove our character defects. God can then begin to work in our life. Recovery is a process.
He is a good God and He will help you recover!
While we wait patiently and gracefully. We can aim to be gentle with ourselves and others.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7
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.
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!