It's the first Monday of 2022 and we could all use a Mantra or two or TEN that will keep us motivated to continue working toward our New Year resolutions.
Let us know which ones speak to you or share your own in the comment section!
You never know who might need to hear exactly what you have to say.
What Makes a Good Mantra?
If the term "mantra" is unfamiliar to you or if you've only heard it associated with hinduism-
let me give you a new definition.
In therapy, a mantra is simply a word or phrase that
is easy to remember and helps you in time of need.
"This too shall pass"
is a commonly used mantra.
A mantra can be any short saying, quote or Bible verse that alleviates anxiety,
provides encouragement, or motivates you to never give up!
Essentially, it's positive self-talk and it's powerful!
We all know our thoughts become our actions and our actions become our habits.
So if we want to rid ourselves of unhelpful habits and instill healthier ones- we must begin with changing the way we think.
It probably comes as no surprise that some of our most favorite mantras at Your Praying Friend are indeed
There is nothing more motivating or inspiring than having God's word memorized for the exact moment we need it.
So let's take a look at some verses that just may help you accomplish your goals in 2022.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
I can do hard things!
Anything worth having is worth fighting for.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
The number one skill in life is the ability to not give up!
No excuses - Just results.
Don't tell God how big your problems are - tell your problems how big your God is!
We hope you enjoyed today's message. Please make sure to tell someone about Your Praying Friend, but most importantly tell everyone about Jesus!
Share your New Year resolutions with us in the comments so we can join you in praying over your future!
Substance Abuse Counselor