Fear. Depression. Anxiety.
Joy. Peace. Faithfulness. Trust.
What kind of thoughts run through your mind on a daily basis? How are you letting your environment and current circumstances impact your day? Are you running from place to place in hopes of measuring up or… are you trusting that there is a unique and beautiful plan for your life?
Throughout my battles with “beauty”, I was in a battlefield all day long. I would constantly hear negativity in my head about how I’d never be thin enough, beautiful enough, or good enough for the life I’d dreamed of. There came a time in my treatment when I realized that I had become my own worst enemy and my character was compromised because of the eating disorder dominating my life. I wasn’t joyful. I never found myself at rest. I questioned everything I once found my confidence in. I didn’t trust that there was a greater plan for me. I saw the fear, depression, and anxiety and wondered if I’d ever find a way out.
Our character has to remain the same no matter what we are currently walking through. Character is who we are… and who we are is our true beauty. However, if we’re being honest, we all know that in today’s world… it’s not easy to have joy, peace, faithfulness, and trust at all times. If you find yourself dealing with fear, depression, or anxiety let’s pick up our stakes and place them in a land of beauty. Let’s make intentional movements toward living the life we were created to enjoy. I promise you that there are better days ahead and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
When the negative thoughts and pressure sets in… be intentional about refocusing to something that brings us peace and is unshakeable. Perhaps it’s the fact that you are unconditionally loved. Maybe it’s that you are a phenomenal mom/wife/friend/sister. Write down this truth! Don’t just think it… write it - say it! By shifting our mind, we are retraining it to focus on what matters most instead of what was meant for our demise.
You are not trapped in your current situation or thoughts. Whatever enemy of the mind you are facing… become your biggest supporter by removing yourself the plague is. Place your thoughts on your true beauty and becoming the best version of yourself!
Redefining Beauty Worldwide,
Miss International 2016