Girl Wash Your Face Book Review
I recently read the book, “Girl, Wash Your Face…” by Rachel Hollis. Rachel’s book has opened my eyes on so many levels. In a lot of ways though I’ve finished this book a few days ago, I really still am digesting it. Rachel writes with a certain level of authority challenging us to stop believing the lies about who we are so that we can become who we are meant to be. She tells personal stories in her life where she believed a certain lie and how she’s overcome or worked through a given problem.
Through this book I have learned each of us have subscribed to lies that have at one point or another held us back from becoming who we are truly meant to be. Even more so who GOD truly meant us to be. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis was truly an eye opening book. Rachel is such a down to earth, fun loving person and it really shows in her writing. Here is my Girl Wash Your Face Book Review.
Let’s start at the beginning, my takeaway from this book. I really was motivated to evaluate my life on a personal level.
You basically NEED this book if any bit of the above spoke to you. You can find it here (<– affiliate link).
*Wow right! Seriously, she’s not messing around. You’ve GOT to read this book.
Write Your Lies and Recognize Them For What They Are: LIES
If I’m being honest, this is not something I love sharing with others. Insecurity really stinks. This is the first time I’ve done this kind of exercise as suggested in a book. I just couldn’t shake the importance of writing down and evaluating lies that I have personally believed for so long… Goodness can I be mean to myself! I’m sharing with you from a place of humility and realness. I have wrote my list intentionally with truth splattered all over it. While you read this list, take note of lies that you have subscribed to in your own personal life.
Lies I’ve Personally Subscribed to
“I’m too fat.”
“I’m not a good mother.”
“I’m not a good writer.”
“I must filter my speech.”
“I don’t deserve to be happy.”
“I’m not very smart.”
“I’m not worthy of love.”
“I’m not a good wife.”
“I’m not allowed to speak my mind.”
“I deserve to feel disconnected.”
“I’ll start tomorrow…”
“I’m a mess, my kids are a mess, my house is a mess, everything is a mess…”
“I’m not good enough.”
I could go on and on here honestly… and I do not believe that I’m alone in this respect. So my question to you is this, what lies have you personally subscribed to? Grab a piece of paper and a pen and just write down what comes to mind. I started off with a small list of 3 things and was surprised to look up and read back these 13 little (BIG) lies that I have believed for far to long. Consider also lies that others have spoken over your life..
*Keep in mind the definition of a lie according to dictionary.com: “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
You know what stinks so much about lies? How powerful they are. We give lies power when we believe them. When we are so used to being mean to ourselves that we don’t even realize the mistruth(s) that we are speaking over ourselves. “You’re ugly, you’re fat, you’re a bad mommy, you’re not good enough…” Rachel in her book really says it best,
“These lies are dangerous and devastating to ones sense of worth and our ability to function. The most sinister thing about them is that we rarely hear them at all. We rarely hear the lies we’ve created about ourselves because they’ve been playing so loudly in our ears for so long that they’ve become white noise.”
It’s incredibly important to identify the lies that we’ve accepted over our lives. I know it’s a lot to take in but think about it. We have a choice to either believe the lie(s) or learn, grow and push ourselves to be the best version of ourselves. With all the love in the world I say this to both you and myself, “stop with the nonsense.” Take control of the lies and the ridiculous noise you’ve been listening to for far to long and look to the future. The future is full of so many possibilities. Grace upon grace.
I couldn’t recommend Girl, Wash Your Face any more than I do… It’s a fantastic book that makes me want to be a better person all together. Now that I’ve identified my lies it’s my responsibility to take ownership and change the trajectory of my life.
Lies hold us back from our fullest potential.
Lies lose their power when we admit them out loud.