Life hasn’t been easy growing up in my shoes. My past includes moments living with many difficult challenges such as feeling rejected, frequently striving to be a perfectionist, being a victim of emotional abuse, not knowing where I belong or who I was, not knowing what I really like to do, feeling ashamed that I come from divorced parents and have struggled with many more challenges growing up.
I decided to share a few basic things that have helped me tremendously in my journey, in hopes that you or someone you know who is going through a rough time in their self-worth gets inspired to not stay in that mindset of not feeling good enough and not being able to do things that are part of who you were created to be.
My relationship with Jesus
As someone who loves learning about how the mind works and everything about inner-healing, play therapy and relationships, my favorite book continues to be the Bible, which to me, they represent letters from God. Ever since I decided to follow a relationship with Jesus, my life has changed. He has brought meaning and hope that I’ve never found in any relationship, hobbie or career.
Yes, processing with a professional mental health therapist has helped me no longer let trauma determine my identity and the way I think about myself. I’ve received personal therapy for more than 5 years and wow!!, my self-awareness, healing, confidence and even attachment style grew tremendously. I’ve taken breaks, changed therapists because of moving but always went back to signing up to receiving therapy again.
A good support system is extremely helpful because you learn from others that you are not alone. Besides that, at some point, I learned that feeling connected to people who knew me well and didn’t judge me helped heal me.
Scriptures that Encouraged my Self-worth
“You are altogether beautiful, my love;
there is no flaw in you” (Song of Solomon 4:7).
“God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day”(Psalm 46:5).