Not today Satan, not today!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

"It is not what you are that holds you back,
It is what YOU
think you are not."


I preach about confidence and loving who you are all the time. I too have times when I let the adversary tell me that I'm not enough. I'm not cute enough. I'm not doing enough. I'm not a good mom. I'm not making enough. I looked myself in the mirror the other day, and you know what I did? I started picking at things that I didn't like. Ugh, my hair, my face looks like I'm going through puberty again. My abs don't look like they used too. My skin is all stretched out. On top of that, my kids have been extra difficult this week and I have felt super defeated. 
Why do we pick ourselves apart? Why do we spend our thoughts and emotions on what we don't like and wish we could change about ourselves? Or why do we compare our worsts with other peoples best! Why do we let Satan dictate our happiness? I literally said out loud "Satan, not today". Here's the thing, we do not need to justify him being in our heads. I remembered this during that very moment, Satan is smiling while I was crying. This only happens because I allow him to. I also remembered the power of prayer. That I can tell him, "Bye Satan, not today" and he will be gone. Whenever the adversary tries to bring you down, force yourself to say prayer. Give him a big fat BYYYYYYYYE 
Among the things we don’t have or can’t do, one thing you do have that you can’t trade for anything is a knowledge that Heavenly Father is yours and loves, listens, and helps us regardless of our ‘flaws’ or shortcomings. That is what matters most.



Be kind to yourself. Be proud of yourself. Because you are good enough. You are pretty enough. You are strong enough. You are worth it. You do deserve the best. You do deserve to be happy always. Do not hold yourself back any longer because you are freaking amazing. Strive everyday to be a little better, to be the best you. Believe in yourself.

xo

20 comments:

  1. Love this post! WE should be our number one cheerleaders!

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  2. You're amazing, thanks for this post today girl!

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  3. Absolutely love this post. Keep them coming!

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I appreciate the support and the love ❤️

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  4. This is one of my most frequent battles. Too often, it is so hard to not tear myself down. But it doesn't accomplish anything, and that's why I keep fighting. Thanks for sharing this reminder. We are enough, you and me and every one. ♡♡♡

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    1. The struggle is real ugh!!! You are amazing ❤️

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  5. Fati how come you are the absolute best?! I really needed to read this today. Prayer is SO POWERFUL and it's sometimes so easy to forget to talk with our Heavenly Father when we feel defeated. Also you're the cutest both inside and out. I ADORE you <33333333

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    1. Oh my gosh, I love you so much!!!! Thank you so much❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Great post! I have felt like this the last few days as I have started school. Walking around campus and seeing all of the pretty and intelligent people around me it was easy to feel discouraged and critical of myself, but through prayer and telling myself that I am all of those things too I was able to feel better.

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    1. Aww that makes me so happy!! You are enough and God loves you!

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  7. You are enough. That's my jam! :)

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  8. I am guilty of tearing myself down...a whole lot. Ever since I became a mom. NOT TODAY! I AM ENOUGH

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    1. It's so easy to do!!! I just adore you Bubba❤️

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  9. I am guilty of tearing myself down...a whole lot. Ever since I became a mom. NOT TODAY! I AM ENOUGH

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  10. Oh I love this! I think I need "Not Today Satan" printed in my office to remind me. Such beautiful photos. I love that first dress!

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    1. Hahah you totally should!! Also thank you so much❤️

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  11. Yes! Girl! Yes! "Not Today Satan" is definitely my mantra!

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