When Your Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

When Your Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life


When Your Thoughts Are Ruining Your life

Daily Reading

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Daily Devotional

So, I have been thinking about when you have those negative thoughts that bombard you.

You know the ones that say-

  • You are not good enough
  • You cannot do anything right
  • You will never be any good
  • You are a fraud
  • You are useless
  • You don’t deserve to have a good life
  • You don’t deserve…………….

And then there are the what-ifs……….

Worry, worry and more worry.

I know them well.

Those are the thoughts of condemnation and shame.

This is not what God thinks about you.

He wants you to be made whole and well.

Yes you might have made mistakes, yes you might have upset someone, yes you are still on the journey.

Yes, you might be regretting things that you have said and done.

What do we do when the thoughts are consuming us?

Pray give them over to God and let Him heal you.

Read His word and see what He says about you.

Let His peace be over your mind today.

Be anxious for nothing.

Read that again.

You will get through this.

I love that we are a work in progress.

Today make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and just breathe. Just breathe.

Tracey Buckley

6 am

6 am

6 am pic

This morning my alarm went of at 6am, at first, I wanted to sleep in, I was so tempted to just turn the alarm of and sleep.

But, I didn’t.

I got up and had a coffee and then got ready for my boxing session.

I love the challenge of increasing my fitness and challenging myself. I love challenging myself with things that I thought that I could not do. There were moments when I looked at what we had to do next and thought to myself- I can’t do that.


When it came to my time to complete a session, I did it.

It is amazing how the mind can impact the body.

Then after my boxing session I had a singing lesson.

Once again, I had to challenge my mindset and listen to my singing teacher.

I love the whole process.

This afternoon was such a winter day, so I worked on some creative projects.

I worked on a course by an amazing friend about- Rest and looked at my goals for the next few weeks.

Then I finished a writing workshop.

I am so looking forward to the next 6 months.

What are you looking forward to?

I would love to hear from you.

Tracey Buckley



She Is......

Today my alarm went of at 6.30pm, I really wanted to turn it of and go back to sleep.

That would have been so lovely. I would have loved that.

My week has been so full and I am always up early.

My alarm during this week is around 5.55am.

So, for today, sleeping in today would have been so lovely.

But no, I didn’t.

I did not ignore my alarm.

I had decided that I would commit to boxing.

I decided that I would get up.

This is what I wanted for Saturday and I really wanted to be at boxing.

I wanted to be at boxing at 8am and yes, I made it.

There is something about getting up and just committing to something.

Yes, it might be hard.

Yes, it be difficult.

What can you commit to that you are wanting to achieve?

Let’s encourage on another.

After my boxing session then I had a sing lesson.

My singing lesson was so encouraging.

Saturdays are for……………..

Tracey Buckley


There Is Still Time

There Is Still Time

There Is Still Time

Lately I have had on my heart these 4 words-


There is still time.

There is still time!

Do you believe this.

I don’t know about you but sometimes I feel that I have missed out on my dreams.

There are times that I feel that I will not achieve the goals and plans that I have set for myself.

There are times that I feel that that maybe I am not good enough.

I even have the thought of just give up.


I tend to procrastinate; I may come up with all the excuses of why not to achieve something.

I am pretty good at this.

Then I come back to – there is still time.

Yes, this is a new month full of new possibilities.

A new month to work on those goals and plans.

Let’s work on this together.

Let’s be accountable to someone.

What are your plans for June?

What do you what to achieve in June?

Let’s encourage one another.

There is still time, do you believe this.


There is still time.

Tracey Buckley


She Prays For…

She Prays For…


Today I have been thinking about praying for others.

I have been thinking about how I can be there for others.

I have been thinking about praying.

I love praying.

I love being there for others.

So, I am asking you how can I help you?

Do you need prayer?

I would love to pray for you.

Let me know what you need.

This is a place where you can just come and be you.

Where you can just rest in who you are.

I want this to be a safe place.

I want this to be a place where you know that you are worthy, valued and loved.

Message me and let me know how I can pray for you.

We all need someone that can just be there for us.

Who is there for you?

What are your prayer points?

Let me know.

I love Matthew 7:7-8

Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds and to the one who knock the door will be opened.

Let us ask, seek and knock.



Tracey Buckley

Let’s Catch Up

Let’s Catch Up


Do you need a catch up?

I would love to hear from you.

There is something about catching up with friends that want to invest in you.

There is something about catching up with friends that see the best in you.

There is something about catching up with friends that can speak into your life.

There is something about catching up with friends that are just there for you.

I don’t know about you, but I value friends that I can catch up with and just be me.

I love that.

Do you have someone that you can just be you?

This is so important.

I would encourage you to find someone that you can catch up with and be you.

I would encourage you to find someone that you can be accountable with.

Maybe for you this could be a mentor, someone that you can encourage you.

In my journey I have such amazing mentors and friends that have encouraged me and have spoken into my life.

I have loved this.

There is something about being in a community.

Who is in your community?

I would love to chat with you, I would love to encourage you.

Please contact me and let’s catch up for a coffee and a chat.

Yes, I would really love this.


Let’s catch up soon.


Tracey Buckley

Today I am Grateful for……

Today I am Grateful for……


There are days that I can get so caught up in what I am not doing and forget about what I have achieved.

Has this happened to you?

We forget to focus on the amazing things that we have done.

We forget to look at the positive things in our lives.

We forget to say to ourselves, well done for today.

We can become so consumed by the negative thoughts that we have.

I have shared before that I work as a primary school Chaplain and I love my job.

I talk to a lot of students who may be focusing on the negatives, who feel that they cannot see a positive in their lives.

I always come back to-

Today I am Grateful for…………………….

I suggest that they have lovely journal that they can write in and a lovely pen.

I suggest to them to write down what they are grateful for today. They can do this just before they go to bed at night.

It can be the little things like-

I have a bed to sleep in

I have friends

I get to go to school and learn

I have a pet.

I need to remind myself as well sometimes that there are so many things that I can be grateful for.

A Challenge-

Buy you a lovely journal

Buy yourself a beautiful pen.

Every night before you go to bed write 5 things that you are grateful for.

Please share what you are grateful for today.

Tracey Buckley