My Declaration of Independence


In honor of Independence Day (with just a few minutes left to celebrate) I was inspired to declare independence from a few strongholds in my life. I will use this moment in time re-evaluate my place in life and make necessary adjustments. As some of you may know, this week has been a tumultuous one for me. With the passing of my father, I am slowly learning to appreciate life and it's lessons a bit more. So without further adieu....

I DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM...

Anxiety... I will not let fear take over my life. God has many blessings in store for me. I shall embark on the journey to obtain the blessings that are rightfully mine with the full armor of my Savior. As 2 Timothy 1:7 states, God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. I am declaring myself LOOSED from my anxiety. Amen!

I DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM...

An unhealthy lifestyle... I was inspired by my dear cousin to watch what I am ingesting lately. Though this may seem silly to some, I am coming to realize how important it is to monitor what I am fueling my temple with. I want to remain a healthy individual for the duration of my children's lives, so I must learn to take better care of my body. After all, it's gotta carry me throughout my mortal journey, right?

I DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM...

Unhealthy relationships... Some people I've crossed paths with in life have been lifelines. Some have been livesavers. Many have taught me valuable lessons about life and love. For meeting and knowing these individuals I am more than grateful. Knowing wonderful people definitely takes the "sting" out of running across the not-so-great people in life. If you have in any way developed a toxic relationship with me, please know that I am declaring independence from that relationship tonight. No need to further discuss this area. I've learned that everyone does not have my best interest at heart. So I must carry on.

I DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM...

Worry and stress... I seem to worry and stress out about every single thing. But recently as I began to stress, I recalled a scripture my mom used to feed me all the time when I was going through rough times. Matthew 6:25-34 lets me know that if God takes care of the lilies of the field (among other things in nature) he will definitely take care of me. I will try not to worry so much and believe that God has my back!

I DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM...

Idle activities... You know what I mean, right? When our minds and bodies are idle, we give room for all types of evil to enter our environments. Gossip always seems to pop up when individuals can't come up with meaningful conversation among each other. When in the midst of meeting deadlines, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter seem to destroy hours of my time. I'm not saying that I'm deleting my Facebook, I'm just vowing to no longer be a slave to status updates and Farmville :-)

and lastly.... I DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM...

Negativity.... It seems that when I'm on the prowl for happy days and good times, much negativity and many naysayers have appeared nearby. While many people will be happy for your new-found happiness, some will not. Some may even be jealous that you have found peace within yourself, because they have yet to find it for themselves. I am no longer allowing anything or anyone to steal my joy. You can no longer rain on my parade. There will always be someone by my side to pull out an umbrella if need be (think Fonzworth Bentley lol). I urge you all to find a little piece of happiness and inner peace for yourselves...

I plan to replace each of these strongholds with prayer, faith, happiness, healthy relationships, and most of all LOVE. Much love to you all! Have a beautiful week and take the time to declare independence from the strongholds in your life!!! Be blessed!
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