How to Fix Your Toxic Mindset
Some of you might feel as though your hearts are broken.
For whatever reason, you might feel like you're not enough. You might feel like your life is over, or things will never be the same again. In today's message, I just want to speak into your life. In my own life, I've been in places that made my heart feel broken. I've been in places where I felt like I couldn't go anywhere, and I felt like my whole life was over. I've felt like my life was a storm and peace was impossible to find, but today, I know that those struggles are temporary. Those struggles pass, and you owe it to your future self to let those struggles build both your strength and your appreciation when a better season arrives in your life.
Maybe a relationship ended, and you're feeling broken. You're just wishing things could go back to how they used to be. Maybe you feel sick, or depressed, but let me tell you something:
You are unbreakable.
Realize that truth. You are unbreakable, because broken is a mindset. It's not your identity, or who you are. I don't care what people try to shove down your throat, and I don't care how they treat you—if you can realize who you truly are—a warrior—you will be unstoppable.
Stop letting other people's opinions make you feel like you're a broken person. If you're feeling down because of how you've been treated, you owe it to yourself to treat yourself better, even when that means cutting off the people who don't make you feel like a warrior.
Oftentimes, we look at things from the wrong angle. What I mean by that is, we often mistake blessings for curses, and we forget that joy is dependent on perspective. If you can look at your trials and see them as learning experiences, you will be able to go farther than you could ever imagine. There's a proverb I'd like to share with anyone reading this: "Instead of seeing that the rose bush has thorns, shift your mindset and realize that the thorn bush has roses."
Your mind can either be your power or your prison. A lot of us live an unfulfilled live because we're doing something we're not really passionate about. We're staying in situations that are horrible for our lives, and we know what we need, but we have slowly but surely allowed our minds to become prisons anyway.
It's not easy to free yourself from your own toxic mindset, but it's a necessary step to achieving happiness. Look at the bright side of your life, and I guarantee your struggles will seem much smaller in comparison to your blessings.
It all starts with you.