Greetings my wonderful readers!
Are you ready for the holiday season? Yes, it is here. What happened to the anticipated 2021? It feels like each month was only 15 days long, this was an accelerated year. Let's make the best of this year and strive to overcome self-sabotaging thinking. 2022 is going to be the best ME ever!
I decided to get up at 7:00am every day in November and do a Facebook live. As an inspiring motivational speaker, I need the practice. What have I been talking about for the last 21days? My topics have all been about loving yourself and making better decisions. Loving myself is something I have struggled with all my life. I know you are thinking.."How could you not like yourself, who does that?" Well if you look at the world we are in today, the majority of people don't like how God created them. Some people spend millions on plastic surgery because they want to look a certain way. They don't like something about their body or face. We are not even going to talk about the gender crisis. That's another blog.
In these Facebook lives, I share real facts and struggles that I have been having or had. A lot of my struggle comes from never having positive affirmations spoken into my life when I was younger.
Can you imagine growing up and about 80% of what you did, was wrong?! One of the things I was bullied for was being smart. The kids would literally tell me that I thought I was smart because I finished my tests before everyone else and that I thought I knew everything. The saying is true, "No one likes a know it all." The truth was, I wasn't a "know it all", I just loved learning and got excited about it. I remember my teacher passed out a test. She placed it facedown on my desk. I turned it over to write my name. This teacher immediately told me to turn that paper back over. She said that's why I always finished before everyone else because I started before everyone else! The class laughed at me. I felt so much shame and embarrassment. I had one teacher who let the class know I was making an "A" on every assignment. One day, I got my first "B". Do you know what he did? He told the class, "Everyone got an A on the test." Everyone were so excited, including me. Then he says, "Only Karron got a B." The class laughed at me.
Even as I write this, tears come to my eyes. Things like that hurt. I am sure you had some hurtful situations in your life. Guess what? You overcame them because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. You are a survivor. Everything that was meant to break you, taught you how to rebuild yourself. You are like the "*Six Million Dollar Man", Lee Majors, who was physically damaged so bad in a accident that they had to use bionic metal parts to fix him. Some situations have mentally and spiritually broken you so bad that only God could fix you. God replaced your broken heart and mind with heavenly bionic parts. God put you back together to be bionic-having extraordinary strength, powers, or capabilities. I came out my childhood with the bionic ability to be compassionate and loyal. What is your bionic ability? Did you come out of a divorce with the bionic ability to want to help other divorced people? Did you come out of an abusive relationship with the bionic ability to help others get out of that situation? You had to be bullied, rejected and mistreated so that you know exactly how to minister to the hurt of someone who is going through what you went through. Jesus pretty much came to earth to have a "flesh" experience so that we would have a Savior who has suffered in the flesh and understands what we deal with. Hebrews 4:15- For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. So even Jesus had to go through the same process. So if you are going through a hard test or God is re-aligning your life, learn everything you can during the process because God is going to use this for you to help others.
This is why I decided to do this 30 days of lives on my Karron Dodd-Ruby Girl page about loving yourself because it is needed. Ladies, love yourself and every dent, mark, bulge, moles, or whatever that makes you unique. Do your own "Thirty days of Overcoming Me", walk through the process of loving yourself. Do videos, you don't have to share them or just journal. Create topics to write about that will help you understand yourself better. In doing these 30 days of Facebook lives, I am releasing pain and learning to stop harmful self-defeating behavior and thoughts. Join me!
Until next time,
Your Favorite Ruby Girl