Watch Yo Mouth! + October Editor’s Notes
The reality of time is becoming more and more vexing. Seriously, how is it October already??? I swear September lasted a good 8 days, but it’s whatever. I wanted to come to you all because it’s time that we get serious about our 2018. That means planning, strategizing, executing and talking the right talk.
Aley (and yes I’m referring to myself in 1st person) has been going through the strangest setbacks this last month, things that could potentially keep me from blogging, posting, and keeping up with my social media regularly but I’ve persevered. It’s the Devil; he knows that ya girl is destined for greatness and he wants to get me down and out so I don’t execute, but we’re not having that. Lately, I’ve been feeling more and more strongly about changing how I talk about things. From my blog to my future career as a writer, to my single season and mental health. It’s so easy to speak what you’re seeing in your life, all the hardships, the obstacles, the cold nights alone, but how much would things change if you began to confess that of which you don’t see now, but hope to in the future?
I’ve been watching my words these last couple of months, and I can honestly say that I’ve felt a shift in my little world.
If I feel like no one’s reading my blog, I’ll say: my blog is being read by new people all across the world.
If I feel down and unworthy of love, I’ll say: I am worthy of love. The love that I seek is also seeking me.
If I can’t regain power over my mind because there were just too many thoughts coming in too fast, I’ll say: “God has not given me the spirit of fear, but power, love, and a sound mind.”
If I feel overwhelmed, anxious, and on the bridge of giving up, I’ll say: “You have peace, peace beyond your own understanding in the name of Jesus.”
The greatest gift we can give ourselves is that of a renewed mind, free of all the cluster, internalized childhood trauma, and self-depreciating thoughts that we play over and over in our head when we’re not even thinking about it.
I swear, if someone told me the things that I say to myself in my head at times, I would tell them to square the heck up. So if that’s my natural reaction if someone else said these things, why wouldn’t I have the same energy towards myself in an effort to combat negative thoughts?Be kind to yourself and your mind.
Treat yourself to the Word of God so that you have it in your spiritual back pocket for times when the Headspace app just isn’t enough.
As we enter into the last 3 months of 2017 (I know, crazy), what are you saying about your current projects and the things you’d like to see come to fruition in the coming year? Are you guarding your ideas with tender love? Are you protecting your plans from people that may try to kill them before they're even born? Are you speaking life and asking God for insight to see these things come to pass?
Plan and strategize, but also make sure that you’re backing that thing up with the right words.
Before you leave: Let me know your plans to change your words about the upcoming year. Are you watching your mouth? Leave a comment letting me know your thoughts! I want to hear!
Peace, peace, peace,