In the canvas of our lives, the divine thread of purpose is woven with the assurance found in Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." This scripture serves as a compass, guiding us through the realms of self-discovery, reflection, and the pursuit of God's unique design for our lives.
As a self-love coach for woman, I intimately understand the transformative power embedded in these words. The recognition that God has intentional plans for our lives serves as a foundational truth, a rock upon which we can build our understanding of self, purpose, and direction.
The journey toward self-love and empowerment often involves shedding layers of conditioning that may have hindered our growth. Personally raised in the Catholic faith, I navigated a path where obedience seemed paramount, and the fear of divine retribution was a constant presence. It was a landscape where the concept of God wanting us to win, to flourish, was overshadowed by a belief system that hid His unconditional love.
For a considerable time, these misconceptions became stumbling blocks, creating a space within me that made me feel crippled and unworthy. It wasn't until a revelation a few years ago that this narrative shifted. I discovered that God's love isn't tethered to perfection; it's boundless and unconditional. This revelation marked a profound turning point toward understanding that God desires a relationship filled with love, not one rooted in fear. I don’t know about you but I would constantly avoid Him because I was ashamed and felt like it was impossible to live up to His standards.
The ongoing journey of unlearning unhealthy thoughts and habits has become a healing canvas. I have been able to reveal the underlying truths behind my reactions and emotions, that assists me in letting go and developing my confidence. This journey isn't a linear progression, and I won't claim to be fully healed, but I can boldly state that I am not the person I used to be. I stand proudly in a space where what once seemed like dead ends now reveal themselves as constant opportunities for growth and transformation.
In the realm of self-love coaching, the journey often intertwines with the practice of journaling. Journaling becomes a sacred space where one can dig into the layers of conditioning, confront limiting beliefs, and embark on a path of healing. To enhance your experience, consider exploring these prompts in a dedicated journal—visit our online shop for beautifully crafted journals to accompany you on your journey of self-discovery and grace. I encourage you to begin your journey using the following five journal prompts tailored for starting over:
What is God’s Plan for You?
Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God has plans for our welfare and a future filled with hope. Take some time to reflect on what you believe God's plans are for your life. What things have been tugging at your heart? How does this knowledge shape your perspective on starting over?
You are Worthy!
Share a moment from your past where you felt unworthy or hindered by limiting beliefs. How has your journey of unlearning these beliefs been so far? What steps are you taking to rewrite your life and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead?
Count Your Blessings!
Discuss a personal experience that helped you realize God's unconditional love. How has this understanding transformed your relationship with God? In what ways has it influenced your journey of healing and starting over?
Healing Through Prayer
Explore the role of prayer as a tool for healing in your life. How has prayer helped you to be still and uncover underlying truths about your reactions and emotions? Share specific moments when prayer became a source of clarity and self-discovery.
You are exactly where you need to be to start over
Reflect on the concept of giving yourself grace in the journey of starting over. How does the acknowledgment that you are doing your best impact your daily life? Share a recent experience where giving yourself grace led to growth and improvement. How do you approach each new day as an opportunity to be better?