“It’s not who you are that holds you back, It’s who you think you’re not.” The truth is, we all struggle with not feeling good enough. Not smart enough, not pretty enough, not funny enough, not skinny enough, not successful enough. There is SO much pressure for us to be perfect all of the time. We constantly compare ourselves to others. Social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are filled with people who, in our eyes have it all together. But to be honest, we all have problems. Nobody is perfect.
I struggle with this a lot. It’s usually when I feel distant to God. When I’m not in the word. I let the lies of the devil creep in and steal my joy and tell me that I am not good enough. He tells me that my dreams are stupid and my story isn’t important. He tries to destroy the perfect plans that Jesus has for me. This is when I have to take a step back and remind myself of who I am in Christ. That I am made worthy through the blood of Jesus. That I don’t need validation from other people to be happy, because Jesus loves me and I am important to him. He started a good work in all of our hearts and he will complete it.
If you find yourself struggling with this too, it is important to stay in the word and pray. Don’t give power to your negative thoughts and love yourself for who you are. Appreciate where you are in life & all of the beautiful things you have already accomplished. It is so easy to get caught up in all of the things we haven’t done yet. We live in a society, where we always focus on what’s next. Be present. Live for today. Be patient with your journey. Have a heart of gratitude for everything that comes into your life. Praise the Lord in the good and the bad. Believe in your gifts. They are from God. He created you to uncover them and give them away for his glory. Don’t keep your gifts locked inside of you. The world needs them. The world can be better because of you. Remember that YOU matter. Your unique story matters.
*keep letting your light shine
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139: 14
“Have no fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31