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SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Article By Empowering Everyday Women Ministries
Write This Down: 10 things you need to get rid of so
you can thrive
Do you want to live the abundant life God has for you? Then break out your journal and write down
the things holding you back that you need to get rid of.

To help you do that, EEW Magazine is getting your list started with 10 things (in no particular order)
that will stop you from being blessed and prosperous.

    #1 Negative thoughts: Get rid of a pessimistic attitude, which is assuming that nothing will
    change or improve. Dismiss doubtful, fear-based and defeatist thoughts, and replace them with
    the word of God.

    #2 Hurt: We all are treated unjustly at some point in our lives, but don’t curse your life by
    bringing old offenses into the present. Whoever has hurt you, let it go. Forgive, so your
    blessings won’t be blocked.

    #3 Failures: Some of the things you were hoping to do and succeed at didn’t work previously.
    You’re not alone! Everyone has at least one failure they can point to. But don’t drag the
    baggage of failure around forever and taint your expectations for better and more positive
    outcomes.

    #4 Drama: Petty workplace wars. Silly church spats. Trouble-making people. Anything or
    anyone that currently and constantly stirs up strife in your life needs to be dropped off. Don’t
    taint hinder your destiny with a bunch of negativity and foolishness. Who has time for it? Not
    you.

    #5 Dead-end romances: If you’re not married, but are involved in a relationship with a person
    who has demonstrated that they aren’t serious about growing and nurturing a healthy
    relationship, it’s time to cut those ties.   If you know in your heart of hearts that this dead-end
    romance has gone as far as it needs to, have the courage to walk away and leave room for
    something better.

    #6 Comparison: So many people are unhappy because they compare their progress to
    others’. But be resolved not to do this. Trust God completely with the seasons of your life.
    Whether it has to do with marriage, children, career advancement, or other goals for your
    future, know that God’s timing is perfect.

    #7 Fear: God will challenge you and stretch you in new ways throughout your life. Don’t be
    afraid to step out in faith and do what He has placed in your heart.  The spirit of fear, timidity
    and intimidation is not from God. Boldly step out with no fear, but all faith.

    #8 Procrastination: Leave every should’ve, could’ve and would’ve behind. Do everything the
    Lord put in your heart. No more putting stuff off. Do it. If there are things you know you need to
    complete, be about it and experience true productivity!

    #9 Self-defeating words: If you have a tendency to speak death over your destiny by saying
    negative things about yourself and your future, stop it. Say only what God says about you. He
    calls you blessed! Declare His promises.

    #10 Time wasters: Assess your life and see what things wasted precious moments regularly
    and then, cut them out. Your time is too valuable to spend it on things and people that add no
    value to you and hold you back from your purpose.

As you take heed to the advice here, prepare yourself for a new season filled with opportunities, good
breaks and plenty of favor.

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