I don't have a three step process to building healthy esteem, but I can tell you that it is a process. It's going to be different for everyone, but the beginning is the same for us all. We have to want a better life. I'm not talking about a passive thought, but a constant, nagging urge to be free. I think it's imperative that we don't miss the fact that everything in life begins when we make a choice. Christ died to free us from every bondage, yet there is a yoke awaiting our necks at every turn. It's so easy to get tangled up in the world that by the time most of us wake up, we're constricted to the point of suffocation. And that's how some of you feel right now, like you might just suffocate if one more thing is asked of you, if one more thing is taken from you, if one more plan fails you. You feel like a failure, but you have known success. You feel weak, but look at all you're holding on to. You must be pretty strong to do that. You're fighting for your family, fighting for your finances, fighting for your health and fighting for your life. You wrestle against this feeling of suffocation in vain, trying to deny it exists, but you feel like you might spontaneously combust any day now. If you want to be free from that, you have to understand and let go of how you became that way in the first place.
Whatever you're feeling right now, know that you can feel and actually be free. It won't happen overnight, but it can and will happen if you continue to work toward it. For more information or inspiration, visit Officially Lacresha Hayes, or connect with me on Twitter. Also, please subscribe to Blog P3.