I’ve been MIA this week because I’ve been feeling exhausted, burned out, out of sorts. Whenever I feel this way I want to give up on my endeavors. I ask myself why even bother trying to build something when I don’t see results. Being a mom of two, a wife, working part time remotely and building my side businesses it and dealing with covid can be a lot. I often have to discern who needs my time and energy. This week I needed time to myself, time to unplug and shower myself with lots of grace. Can I remind you, It’s okay not to have it all together. It’s okay not to have your house in order all the time. It’s okay to take a break. To not post on social or scroll. It’s okay to take time to recharge. You don’t have to explain to anyone. Only you know what your body needs. I needed some quiet time. A hot bath. To dry brush. To light a candle. To listen to Carrie Underwood’s new Christmas album. To make me a gingerbread tea. To read my bible. To write in my journal. To stop striving. And most importantly To rest in His abiding presence. He renews my spirits, sparks the light within me.
Thankful for my husband @chrisryandesign He loves me with scars and all! He has always seen the potential in me even when I didn’t see it in myself. We both are creatives.We both are orderly. We both love God.We both value community. We both believe in leaving a legacy of faith. We both want our children to focus on what really matters.We both focus on keeping our peace.We both want to love well. The world can be very noisy, very confusing, very misleading, but one thing is constant in our life.His name is Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His love is unfailing. We both love to go out to the country to experience the presence of God. To realign ourselves, and remind ourselves what’s important in this life. Family, loving well, and leading well. An intentional life. With God in the center of it all!
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
“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!