A new phenomenon has taken over popular culture – the selfie!
Selfie: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website (oxforddictionaries.com).
There are many people today who take more pictures of themselves than they do of other people and things. (I’m not hating on you if you’re a chronic selfie snapper; it’s all good!) But that’s not what I want to talk about. While I’m not one to snap a ton of self-portraits, I do believe there are some things that only you can do for you.
Nobody can tell you what you’re worth; only you can do that! And I hope you know just how valuable you are. You were custom designed by God. You are 1 of 1. There is no other person on Earth exactly like you, and there never will be! There are special things that you were created to do, and you already possess everything you need to do them. If you know these truths, you will act accordingly. You will live with purpose. You will move with focus. And you will not allow people to define, degrade, or devalue you!
Boundaries are more important now than they have ever been; and only you can set them! In a world where everything is available and accessible, we must know that everything that is good to us is not good for us. There are some places you don’t need to go if you want live out your potential. There are some things you don’t need to eat if you want to enjoy the benefits of health and vitality. There are some things that you don’t need to do if you want to walk in the fullness of God’s blessings for you. Resolve to build spiritual, mental, financial, and nutritional fences in your life that can protect you from you.
The most important voice in the world is your voice; and only you can use it! What you say to yourself (you know that voice inside your head) will determine how far you can go, how much you can accomplish, and how your life will play out. In fact, a few recorded affirmations would be a far better use of your smartphone than a selfie. So please do me a huge favor. Go to a quiet place, turn on your voice recorder, and speak to yourself in the present tense.
For example, here is how my daily affirmations begin:
“You are a leader. You are a winner. You are a child of the King. Through Christ you can do all things. You are a champion. You are more than a conqueror. You expect excellence. You expect success. You expect things to go your way. You expect victory. You are persistent. You are relentless. You are focused. You are driven…”
Save the recording, and listen to yourself everyday. You would be shocked at how much of a difference it can make. I’m speaking from personal experience!
Self-Worth, Self-Control, and Self-Talk are three of the best selfies you could ever take.
Remember, you were designed to win. But you have to decide to win!
Love and blessings!