Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us IDENTITY.
Today I am no longer who I thought I was. I used to put all sorts of labels on myself. And I used to believe the labels that others put on me. NO MORE! It was kind of funny, when the ‘light bulb’ went off for me. I used to be depressed. I used to take medicine and not get out of bed. And all day I would talk about how depressed I was to whoever would listen. The more I talked about it the worse I felt. And then, in my eyes – I BECAME depression. Talk about a downer! LOL! Things only started to change for me when I kept my mouth shut and stopped repeating the negative words over myself. I had to stop beating myself up with my words – especially when I looked in the mirror. And I had to start speaking positive words over myself – whether I liked it or not, whether I felt it or not.
Then, I had to learn the truth. Who does God say I am? Because obviously, I had no idea. I gave my power away and let others define me – what a mistake. No wonder I was an easy target for an Abuser. He could tell me whatever he wanted to and I would believe it. And seriously, after hearing those words day in and day out for years – you get brainwashed into thinking they are true. I won’t repeat those words – even here, but I am sure you have your own “words” that were spoken over you that were harmful.
I can testify that those words can be broken off – and turned into dust. But you have to speak to your own mountain to get it to move. Your body responds to your voice. I encourage you to speak the WORD over your life – and watch and see what happens! If you need those positive words – print this out and put it on your mirror:
Today I let God define me, and what He says replaces the ‘labels’ that used to confine me.
We had another daily prompt like this one – here is what ‘Diana’ means:
DIANA – means….