Shenita Sanders, MA, CPPC
Over the past few months, I have been meditating on my life and the choices I have made. This journey began as a result of an unfortunate encounter with a loved one. We’ve all been there before, they say something mean and for whatever reason, those words pierce like a flaming arrow through the heart. But, I have learned to use these moments as precious opportunities for growth.
Sometimes, miracles are delivered to us in the most unique ways. As a result of my soul searching, I now have a clearer vision for my life’s purpose. I learned that everything about me is a tremendous blessing that God is wanting to use for a glorious purpose. Just imagine for a moment, that even the not so nice parts of me, God still loves me and can use them to be a blessing. Believing that humbles me and makes me feel loved beyond measure. It gives me the power I need to love, forgive, and accept who I am. Also, being accepted just as I am gives me the courage to stop focusing on what I think is wrong with me, and use that energy to focus on what I love about me. Suddenly, I am someone who realizes that considering all the twist and turns my life has dealt me, I did the best I could with what I had at that moment. And this thinking has completely transformed the way I accept, love, and validate myself.
Do you struggle with self acceptance? Future Focused