If you’re anything like me you’re first thoughts when you read that headline or heard that song are, “hell yeah!” quickly trailed by thoughts of guilt for taking that time to focus on yourself or singing that song All. Day. Long. It’s like the tapes in your head are just stuck on repeat, “If I just do ___, I’ll be more attractive.” Or “If I just work harder, they’ll think ____.” Or “What’s the point in working hard, you’re just going to fail anyway.”

Ladies, I’m here to tell you, it’s high time we wage war on these tapes! These are lies from the hot, putrid pits of hades. Would you ever talk to another human being like that, ever?

The truth is, you were created in the image of the Almighty, living God, Creator of the universe. You were formed from the dust of the earth. HE came and intimately breathed the breath of life into your lungs. HE personally knit you together in your mother’s womb. YOU were FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made. No one can be more you than you. No one can offer that husband or those children anything that you can. You are uniquely you. So, QUIT TRYING TO BE SOMEONE YOU’RE NOT.

Oh yeah, as an FYI… this blog is probably more for me than it is for you. This is not some expert who has these concepts so ingrained she couldn’t possibly understand. I am a real woman, a Christian woman, battling the world and the flesh DAILY. This is a place where we’re going to talk about personal tapes, self-discovery, self-worth, nutrition, and exercise.

So, let’s put on our big girl bloomers and WAGE WAR! After all, we’re worth it.