What's stopping you?

Have you ever felt that sometimes your life is like a vicious cycle and you keep going around and around? You want it to stop but you just don’t know what to do. Do you feel like every time you take two steps forward then four steps backward? It’s like this:

You’re celebrating. Bam! Something happens? You find yourself having to start over again. You wonder why nothing seems to be working for you in spite of all your efforts.

I totally understand!

That was exactly how it was for me at one point in my life. I absolutely couldn’t figure out how to break the vicious cycle. I would pray and ask God for guidance and all I could hear was my self-defeating negative voice inside my head reminding me I wasn’t good enough to have success.

The voice would say, “You don’t deserve to be debt-free. Who do you think you are with big dreams and desires for your life? You can’t have this or that. You’re not qualified. You’re too old. You don’t have enough education.”

Mind you, all of these voices that I’m hearing are going against what I’ve been taught and what I’ve read in my bible. Here’s what so amazing: I knew better.

Let me tell you, when you’re in the fire and you’re going through that vicious cycle, your self-doubting voice screams louder than life itself. It can be your biggest distraction. It makes you lose sight of your prize.

I’m here to tell you as living proof that you should not quit when that little irritating and defeating voice gets louder and louder. Here’s what to do:

Stay focused.

Say this to yourself, “I’m more than a conqueror, I will not be defeated. I will have what I say. I can’t be denied. I’m a winner and I win everyday.” Yes. It may sound trite and cliché to you. But it works.

Faith comes by hearing. Therefore, you have to keep hearing in your head what you want to happen in your life. If all you can hear is your fears, guess what? You’ll continue to have faith in that which you don’t want to happen to you.

I’m encouraging you today to shut down the saboteur—the little annoying voice that stands in your way. Let me wrap up by saying this to you. You can have peace, happiness, joy, and abundance in your life. But it all starts with putting a leash on the saboteur in your head.

Don’t let it get out of control. Don’t let it stop you! Remember this…

You were created for greatness!