Dear Daughter, Live abundantly free. —Book Launch Nov 1st 2020

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I couldn’t wait any longer. 

It’s time. 

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.

@reynamorrisco ✨

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

Blog at Reynamorris.com (link above✨)

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.

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

Wishing for different circumstances?

Sunny Daze Cafe, Tuscan Arizona

Do not waste your time and energy wishing for different circumstances.

Yes this season is hard, not fair, and can trigger so many emotions.

Instead trust God.

This is no surprise to Him.

If He brought us to this moment He will get us through it.

He promises us to be with us!

If you want He will even hold your hand. So be open to grab it.

When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2

Be confident in who He is and whose you are!

Find your purpose this season!

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.

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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.