Yay, it’s the weekend! Happy Friday loves!
I hope your day has been amazing so far. This week has been great. I learned a lot at the tech conference I went to this week and I’m excited to be curious and keep learning, returning to my old self. Today the message I received from God was to release limiting thought patterns, beliefs, and attitudes. But God started this on Tuesday with the coaching call I had.
During the call, as I mentioned on Tuesday, God reminded me that I needed to return to my former practice of policing my thoughts. The coach told me to stop myself in the middle of those thoughts and ask myself why. Then today, during one of the sessions I was attending, the presenter said that there are two mindsets, a growth mindset, and a fixed mindset. Those with a fixed mindset are more likely to say "I can’t do that" or are afraid to even try. I recognized how I allowed fearful thoughts to prevent me from even trying in some situations. But today, I got the message loud and clear. It was as if God was saying, "Marquita, it is time to really allow me to renew your mind, uprooting the lies once and for all."
One area I have been plagued with negative thinking is in dating. All the mistakes I made in my selection of the men I dated and was sexually involved with in the past made me want to give up completely on dating and perhaps marriage. I have told my prayer partner many times that although it would be difficult, I would settle for being alone until my son was 18. Even typing it makes me recognize my lack of faith. To me, it is easier to not risk being found because of my fear of being hurt or worse, endangering my son, in some way. But I know that is not God’s plan or desire for me.
As even further confirmation, today I was in a session just paying attention. I sat down with my co-workers in the available empty seats. I sat next to a guy and paid no attention otherwise. Until I stretched my arm up to crack my elbow (y’all my joints are out here popping on a regular) and he laughed. Then I cracked my knuckles and he cracked his. I thought it was a coincidence because I don’t know this man but less than an hour later, he added me on LinkedIn. I don’t know when he saw my name tag to add me, but somehow he found me. I have been working on renewing my mind, including thoughts about dating and marriage, for the last several months. I daily affirm Romans 12:2 — that my mind is renewed daily. I affirm my femininity, that I love myself and my body, that I am healed and whole, and other things, including attracting Godly men and my desires for marriage. Let’s just say in the last couple days I’ve gotten friend requests from men out of the woodwork. I believe aside from this being God’s timing, that my submission to Him and seeking Him for a renewed mind in every area of my life, including dating and marriage, brought this about and will continue to bring about changes in the areas where I am standing in faith for His move.
I am BEYOND ready to release limiting beliefs, thoughts and thought patterns, and attitudes to get to everything I’m supposed to have and do.
Day 3: I release the lies. I release every limitation I have put on myself, on others, and on God. I release the fixed mindsets that I am not good enough, that I am damaged because of things that happened to me in the past, that I can’t. I release the belief that something is wrong with me. I release any ideas of being a victim. I release the belief that my future relationships will be like the last. I release the feelings of fear of losing my job. I release the belief that I am inadequate in any way. I release the belief that I need to control things or know the outcome of every aspect of my life and my son’s life. I release the belief that I must know every step before moving forward in faith. I release the belief of thinking I know best. I release my fate and future to God.
Affirmation: I have a Growth mindset. I am the child of a limitless God. I am a woman of surrender and I surrender to God’s will and plan for my life. I am a victor. I learn from my lessons. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. God always provides for me and I trust God. God’s wisdom is infinite so I rest in it and seek God for wisdom in all situations. God orders my steps and makes them sure. My past is my past and I learn from it.
Prayer: Lord God, I thank You for today. Thank You for the lessons I have learned so far in this first week of release. I thank You for illuminating all the limiting beliefs that have delayed me from receiving the blessings You have for me. I release every single belief that is contrary to the truth of God’s word and my identity in Christ. I walk in truth — that I am loved and worthy of love. I stand in faith and know that God loves me. I walk in love, give love, and receive love. I receive all of the blessings that God has stored up for me and no promise God has made me will be forfeited. In Jesus’ name, Amen.