TIED TO THE WHIPPING POST OF SELF NEGATIVITY

Women have a tendency to fall into a deadly trap of self- mortification. What I mean by this is, every time we entertain a negative thought about ourselves we multiply those thoughts until we’ve convinced ourselves it is true. Every time we speak aloud negatively about ourselves we convince others it is true. This horrible habit, can quickly, become an addiction. We can become obsessed with negative self-talk and unfortunately I see this a lot in young girls. We must be careful of what we think and say or we will become emotionally handicapped; chained to the whipping post.

tiedA whipping post that we tie ourselves to unnecessarily and we do not realize how destructive it is to our spiritual growth, happiness, and to our daughters. This experiment below will show you exactly what I mean.

Speaking as a woman, I can tell you that I am guilty of this, more times than I care to admit, and when I hear my daughter speak like this I want to scream!!! This is NOT God’s plan for us.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

Here is what the Vatican has to say about elective plastic surgery to change your image.

How about we, as women, make a pact to counter each negative thing we hear one of us say about ourselves with a positive rebuttal, then pray with that person to be untied from the whipping post? I’m in, how about you?

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