BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
It sounds so simple but our fears and doubts often point to the contrary.
How many fears have persuaded you to stall in pursuing your purpose?
How many doubts have convinced you that you are inadequate?
How long have those negative voices in your head whispered “it’s too late”…“you’re too old”…“you’re too small”…“you’re not pretty enough” …“you’re not good enough”?
The combination of fears, doubts and negative voices create a daunting potion for stagnancy in our lives. But we don’t have to drink it. We don’t have to allow those thoughts of inferiority to linger over our heads. We can conquer our fears and pursue the passions that have been lying dormant in our hearts, and here’s how:
- Know Who You Are: You’ve been formed in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)
- Know Whose You Are: I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)
- Know the Power of Your Creator: Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. (Ephesians 3:20)
- Believe What He Says About You: You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. (Philippians 4:13); God’s plans are to give you a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
- Believe That You Are Someone Worth Believing In: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
It’s easy to imagine what the world would be like without the amazing contributions of others but, imagine what the world would be like if there was no you. You’ve got something rich and valuable inside of you–it’s called a heart and it beats with passion on the inside.
There’s a thing inside of your heart that drives it to daydream wild and crazy ideas that could blow this world away with awe tomorrow. You’ve got a mind that races with a creativity that could revolutionize the field of arts, technology, ministry, business and science.
You have a voice that can literally echo a sound so unique that it can never be duplicated.
You have hands that possess fingerprints unlike anyone else in the world. Inside the grooves of your hands are grooves of greatness that were designed to leave a mark never before seen or experienced.
You have eyes that were created to see and discover a perspective that can only be understood and explained by you.
You’ve got one of God’s best masterpieces…YOU!
The lyrics to one of my favorite songs begins with “I’m a person of destiny!” What a bold declaration to shout and believe! You’re a somebody with a whole lot of something powerful on the inside! You’ve got something this world needs and we’re just waiting on you to use to use it.
I’m not writing these things just because they sound and feel good. Do you know that I say these things out loud regularly? Why? Because, if I don’t, who will? My destiny isn’t in a position to be reliant upon the thoughts, opinions or views of this world nor the people in it. My destiny needs to be in a position of power and positivity. It needs to be in a position to experience the unimaginable so I remind myself that I’m someone worth believing in.
I want my life to be a light for others. I want my life to inspire and encourage others to do and believe things they once thought could not be achieved. I can’t see these desires come to pass if I lack the desire to believe in myself.
What about you?
What do you want for your life?
What do you want to achieve?
Do you believe your dreams are possible?
Do you believe in yourself?
Whether you’re believing for a promotion, a marriage, a home, a new car or an idea for a witty invention, it all starts with believing something good about yourself. It begins with believing that you can achieve those things, because you are a person whose dreams are worth believing in. You are a person worth believing in. Make today the day to believe in yourself!
Today’s Prayer: Hey God, it’s me your favorite son/daughter. Today, I’m turning to you so that you can help me to understand my purpose and the value of what’s inside of me. Help me to see myself the way you see me. Help me to see myself as a person who’s strong, valued and important. Show me how to believe the things you’ve spoken and written over my life long ago. Remind me of who I am in you. Help me to find confidence in myself each day, as long as I shall live. Mold me and transform me anew. I submit my identity into your hands. In the name of Jesus, Amen.