Filling Your Day With Truth

Our days are filled to the brim with messages. Messages about the latest toy or what just happened half way across the world. Somethings are positive and uplifting while most are negative or say we are lacking.

This takes a toll on us whether we realize it or not. We start to believe the messages we are being fed by the media or a well intentioned friend. But if we don’t have a base of beliefs to filter what hits us day in and day out, then we will believe whatever someone says to us or whatever we read from a “reliable” source. We have to be careful what we believe because that shapes us and our world. Our world changes based on our perspective more so than our circumstances.

I am in no way saying that I am positive 100% of the time.  I struggle with being positive.  I am actually a positive person for other people in my life and truly believe in them.  But when it comes to me, I see things more “realistically”.  Or the more truthful way to say it is, I can be a negative person.  That’s not a fun thing to put out there.  I don’t like thinking of myself that way, but I do know that is my inclination.  When I think to myself about others, here is something that would cross my mind, “Well of course.  This person can do amazing things.  They are more than capable to take on that challenge”  But when I think about my own capabilities, my thoughts are more like, “Well I’ve never done that before, so I’m not sure I can do this.  Sure others can do it, but that doesn’t apply to me.  I’m different than other people.”  So just in case you thought I was preaching, this message is a reminder to myself as well as to you, that we have the power to change our perspectives and thoughts.  

But how do we go about this?  We don’t just want to blindly be positive about things because it would feel fake.  And if we try and fake it, than it’ll just be a front and on the inside we will still be miserable.  So we need to truly believe what we tell ourselves. 

Recently I have been digging into God’s Word and seeing what he has to say about me. This has been so encouraging in my own life and it has blessed my day knowing what the God of the Universe thinks about me and what he promises to me.

I wanted to share some truths that I have been mulling over and digesting. They don’t all speak to me all the time, but certain ones jump out and give me encouragement.  It depends on what I am going through at that moment or time of day.  I may be bold in saying this, but I would be surprised if it doesn’t have a positive affect on you.

So if I could ask you to take a deep breath and repeat these next truths either out loud or in your mind.  Really focus on the words and the meanings behind them.  Don’t just rush through them.  Take each statement and repeat it in your mind at least once after the initial reading.  Take a moment to pause between them. 

Are you ready?

  1. I am loved by God
    • (repeat)
    • I am loved by God
  2. I am known by God
    • (repeat)
    • I am known by God
  3. I am forgiven
    • (repeat)
    • I am forgiven
  4. I am God’s workmanship
    • (repeat)
    • I am God’s workmanship
  5. I am in God’s plans
    • (repeat)
    • I am in God’s plans
  6. God is working for my good
    • (repeat)
    • God is working for my good
  7. God has a plan to prosper and protect me
    • (repeat)
    • God has a plan to prosper and protect me
  8. God is above men; I do not need to be afraid
    • (repeat)
    • God is above men; I do not need to be afraid
  9. God is for me
    • (repeat)
    • God is for me
  10. God is with me; I am never alone
    • (repeat)
    • God is with me; I am never alone

Now, how do you feel?  Does it feel a little weird talking to yourself?  Yea, I get that.  But come to think of it, I already have thoughts floating up in my head.  Thoughts of not being good enough or not working hard enough or it’s too late for me I’m stuck with what I have.  So why not, fill up your head with encouraging, truthful statements that can pick you up?  All of these are true and I’ve included the scriptural references below so you can double check me and see it for yourself. 

So remember next time doubt comes into your head and starts speaking lies, like you aren’t good enough or you aren’t loved, pull out this list of truths and combat those lies.  We have the power to change our thoughts. We don’t have to think whatever comes into our heads.  Thank The Lord!  We have a choice.  And it’s a big decision.  It can change the course of our life.

I hope this is as encouraging to you as it is for me.  Saying these truths, especially out loud, lifts up my heart and spirit.  I pray it does the same for you! 

Are there any truths that lift you up that I’m not including?  Please leave them in the comments.  I’d love to hear yours!

Truths + Scriptural References

  1. I am loved by God – Eph. 3:18-19 & Rom. 5:8
  2. I am known by God – Ps. 139:4 & 16
  3. I am forgiven – 1 John 1:9
  4. I am God’s workmanship – Eph. 2:10
  5. I am in God’s plans – Jer. 29:11
  6. God is working for my good – Rom. 8:28
  7. God has a plan to prosper and protect me – Jer. 29:11
  8. God is above men; I do not need to be afraid – Heb. 13:6
  9. God is for me – Rom. 8:31
  10. God is with me; I am never alone – Rom. 8:39 & Heb. 13:5

Hello There…

I’m so glad you came to visit!

I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Bridget, what else is there to know?

Ok, ok… I am the creator of Percel’s Strong Life. What does that even mean? It can mean a lot of different things to different people. To me, it means to become stronger in every aspect of life. Notice that I didn’t say “perfect” because let’s face it, no one is perfect. Not even if you stay up all night and try to get all the things done and learn all there is to learn. There is no way to be perfect, but there is a way to be strong. We can always get stronger in an aspect of our life. Which in turn helps us live a better life – a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. I’m all about that!

Now I want to throw out a disclaimer, I don’t know everything. There I said it. Shew… Doesn’t it make you feel better when you just throw out the truth no matter how unflattering it is? I know it does me.

But I am on a journey to become a Stronger Version of Myself. I want to become stronger physically and more capable, stronger spiritually with my relationship with Jesus, and stronger emotionally/mentally as I face obstacles in the everyday world. Being stronger is so attractive to me because I want to grow and change for the better. I don’t want to stay stagnant and start to smell like the stuff in your fridge that you forget you bought and then grimace when you try to remember when you bought it.

Speaking of food, I think I’m a bit hungry. Hold on for a moment while I heat something up… … …

Okay, I’m back. Good news, I didn’t find anything spoiled.

So where were we? Oh right, becoming stronger for the better. Better for Yourself. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?

So how can I help? Am I some expert of some sort? Well, I am a certified human being with 3 decades of life under my belt. Somehow I have manged to stay alive for a little bit. That probably means nothing to you. But more seriously, I am a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, lover of Jesus and his Word, happily married and mother of a toddler. You might say that I train daily. I train my body physically with workouts and walks and stretching. I train in the spiritual life by digging into God’s Word and spending time with Jesus. I train in the mental and emotional realm by having and growing my relationships, be it with my family and friends or with people I come into contact with on a daily basis.

Everyday poses challenges that help to strengthen me. It may not be fun all the time, but it all has a purpose. And I want to help you as well.

So what do you want to strengthen in your life? Maybe it’s a long list or maybe it’s short. You get to decide. I’ll be right here along the way cheering you on, uplifting and encouraging you to be a Stronger You.