Monday, February 15, 2010
How to Slay the Drama Dragon - BE YOURSELF!
"Finding Angela Shelton" - Day Twenty-nine...
Well, I haven't posted anything about the Joy Journey since January 25. Are you ready for Day 29? I know I am!
I was so excited this morning when I read today's task! I've been unknowingly doing the very thing that was assigned for today since the day I posted my mission statement! Today's task: BE YOURSELF!
I have had the biggest whirlwind of an adventure since I last discussed the Joy Journey in my blog. In the last 20 days or so, I have been through the fire - and I have emerged refined and VICTORIOUS! Sparing the details, let's just say that as a Christian woman, I felt like I was "under attack" by the enemy, otherwise known as Satan himself. But one thing held true through every ordeal I was faced with - I remembered that I am BRAVE, COURAGEOUS, and STRONG. Remember those affirmations? Lo and behold, I am pretty darn sure those things have taken hold in my psyche, because I fought my way through every fiery trial and slayed each "dragon of drama" with my trusty sword.
So many survivors have a difficult time when they're told to be themselves... I would have counted myself among them at one time, but thanks to the time and effort that I've devoted to healing, guess what? I know who I am! Do you know how empowering that is?
Do you know who you are? Look at what you've survived already! Here's one thing you are: A SURVIVOR! What's holding you back? Can you let loose and let your true feelings and your true self shine through? Are you able to tap into your inner warrior spirit when you're faced with adversity? I challenge you today to do the very thing you've been dreading... Be yourself! Move through that pain and find the joy!
I'll be back soon with Day 30... that's right - DAY 30! This is it, folks! Can you believe it?