Things will never change. 
This is too hard for me. 
I could never get out of debt. 
Something bad is going to happen.  
Nothing good ever happens to me. 
Something is wrong with me. 
I never have enough money. 
I’ll never meet someone good. 
I’m never getting married. 
I can’t afford to go to that school. 
I’m not qualified for that job. 
I’m never going to be able to start my business. 
No one likes me. 
I don’t have what it takes. 
I will probably fail if I start. 
Everyone is progressing instead of me. 
I could never be rich. 
I never get any good breaks. 
This is going to take forever to change. 
I’m not good enough. 
God is mad at me. 
My prayers never get answered. 

The other day I heard the most disturbing recording of a familiar voice that we’ve all listened to at one time or another. There was nothing disturbing about the voice itself but what was dark and eerie was what the voice was repeating over and over again. What made matters worse was that as the recording played, there was dead silence in the room because everyone knew they knew this voice all too well. 

The voice shoots out thoughts like the ones I have listed above. Any of those sound familiar to you? They do to me! 

These thoughts can come disguised as your own but they are not!

Like my girl Joyce Meyer says, “Have you ever stopped to think about what you’re thinking about?” 

I was so disturbed by the recording I heard but I was more upset at myself because I had entertained so many of those thoughts for far too long! 

If you let these thoughts convince you that they are true then this is exactly what you will experience in your life. So here is my question to you – 

Who told you that any of those disturbing thoughts that you are listening to is true? 
Who told you that you could never be rich? 
Who told you that you’re going to be in debt your entire life? 
Who told you that things will never change? 
Who told you that you don’t have what it takes? 
Who told you that you are not qualified for the job? 
Who told you that no one likes you? 
Who told you that you can’t afford to go to that school? 
Who told you that you are never going to get married? 

You know who told you this – a LIAR and you are falling for the bait girl! 

If you had a “friend” who constantly lied to you, would you believe any word that came out of her mouth? So why do you keep believing the lies that taunt you from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. 

Being discouraged or intimidated by your problems has to stop with a bold decision filled with courage! You’ve got to get to that point where you are fed up and decide that fear, doubt and negative thinking will no longer have power over you. 

You have an opposing force that seeks to control your thinking so that he can control your attitude, decision making, words, actions, character and destiny. 

Ain’t nobody got time for that! 

You have the power, yes power inside of you to start believing the truth instead of the lies that have been on replay in your mind for decades. 

God will do what you can’t but He will not do what He has empowered you to do. Remember what I said last week that God wants to be like a proud parent who knows that His child has a relentless faith in Him. God will help you through the process of getting rid of stinkin’ thinking because He has promised to never fail you or abandon you. But do you believe that? 

Do you understand God’s power that is working on your behalf?!?! Yep, the same God who is not limited to space, time, money or matter!!! 

Are you listening to lies over and over again? Who told you that lie? Your hidden beliefs could be the very reason that you are experiencing the lack, loneliness or failure. 

So this is my challenge to you to start the change. 

  1. Determine one negative, fear based thought you’ve been struggling with and think of a replacement, positive thought.
  2. Write down that new thought and think on that thought every time the negative thought comes up.  
  3. Speak that new thought out loud every time the negative thought comes up. 

You may know that I subscribe to a Christian faith and I believe that the word of God (the Bible) is filled with power to tear down anything that opposes me. So I speak out Scriptures that are speaking directly to the negative or fearful thought that I’m dealing with. If you are a believer, I suggest doing this by getting a list of at least 5 Scriptures to meditate and speak on. 

If you and I don’t share the same spiritual beliefs, I still suggest that you find a list of new statements that you can speak out loud every time those nagging old thoughts come back around. 

And you know I got more for you, I actually have a TWO courses (How to Have Unwavering Faith to Defeat Your Giants + How to Master Your Thought Life) that will help you win this battle in your mind that you have immediate access to when you enroll in Embrace Her Legacy University. These are only 2 of the 6 courses available which are all video presentations that you can watch and take notes on at your own pace! 

Who told you that you can’t have the best life ever? 

It’s a lie! 


Maria I. Melendez
Founder & CEO
Embrace Her Legacy