Deborah Allen ~ Fiercely Living Blog

“Y’all Alright?!” Angella Wynn

Pass the acid test.
Do things on purpose; a situation or event which proves whether something is good or bad, true or false. 
My personal test was when I got the diagnosis of MS (multiple sclerosis). The thoughts, words and the fear that set up camp in my mental was mind-blowing.  This was a horrific event that caused major adjustments in my life and family, being that I am an African American female and didn’t have any clue what MS was and had never heard of it. This was a punch in the stomach that constantly made me want to regurgitate. 
How many of you have faced challenges that knocked your knee caps off and left you in a low state and anxious about life? Let’s get a grip on it! Firstly, I had to learn that I do not have problems but challenges.  “I have a problem.“ We hear this statement all the time.  But do you really? A problem is something difficult to deal with. sheds a little light on the definition. [PROBLEM: any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty.]  Certainly, I experienced challenges, and this is why I choose the word ‘challenge’ over ‘problem.’ The word ‘problem’ is generally revised as a negative. Now, don’t get me wrong I know we have been programmed on this level mentally that lends to a mindset of limitations and gives power to the obstacles in your life.  It opens you up for excuses and giving ownership.  This is not effective.  Multiple Sclerosis is not mine and I’m not taking ownership. 

I’ve walked many hard obstacles. Some paths were smooth and, oh my, others left me scratching my head, trying to figure it out.  Until I came to myself and grabbed hold of the precious promises of God – I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 239:14), God is always mindful of me (Psalm 8:4) and many more. I began to deal with life grown woman style. I cried? Yes. I whined? Yes. I wanted to give up? Yes I did. Listen, God has begun a good work in us and He will perfect it. (Philippians 1:6 ) So, we must take ownership of the promises of God. 

Secondly, start communicating your feelings. Find that trusted ear and let it go. Don’t make the mistakes I did by holding it in because of the shame, fear, discouragement and just “being in my feelings.” Episodes of uncontrollable laughing and/or crying could cause an impact on your social interactions and will cause frustration on every side. Be not discouraged. I know first-hand that when you allow yourself to feel your feelings and not get caught in the feelings of despair and the state of distraught and loss of sense, enthusiasm, drive or courage. This is where you can start living a life full of abundant joy.  Draw the line in the sand and stop the devil from stealing from you. Periodt!

Make sure you are chasing the right things. Do not be afraid of change. Make sure you discipline yourself to take the time to write down your daily ins and outs.  This will help you not to feel as though you’ve lost your connections with life. 

Let me encourage you that you have come too far to quit. You have learned too much to quit and you are too close to quit! Keep walking and take another lap and do not stop until you receive your desired outcome. Think and dream big! Any victory worth having comes with a level of grind and sacrifice.  Lastly, be absolutely clear about who you are and what you want to accomplish and put in the work. This is your girl, Angella, with WINNING TODAY WITH ANGELLA!


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