You Are Not The Mistake

You Are Not The Mistake

I have a question. Have you been in a breaking season recently? Perhaps you’re in one right now. Amidst all that this year has had to offer, you may be aware that there is something really personal happening in your life. Something that is shaking the foundation of who you believed you were at your core. If you can relate to any of what I just mentioned, please know that it’s not just happening to you. A breaking season is meant to uproot the things that never belonged to you as God replaces them with His truth, His love, and His plan for your life. For many, this means that you lost one or more of your employment positions or opportunities. For others it means that your family or friendships have been turning up recently. Still, for others, everywhere you turn, you can’t seem to catch a break. Whether its been physical, emotional, or psychological, your well-being has been difficult to maintain due to the pressures you’ve been facing.

Can I offer something to you that God took His time to reveal to me? It’s a perspective issue more than it’s an issue of your life’s circumstance. Let me take a step back and share a bit more so we can get a bit more acquainted. My issue is impostor syndrome. I have learned that impostor syndrome (at its core) stems from worry, which is brought on by focusing your attention on the wrong thing(s). Can I submit to you that you have probably been making the same mistake? I’m not here to pass judgment, I promise. As I just mentioned, I have my own issues to work out with God’s help. I simply want to encourage you to take a different stance as you face the giants in your life.

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When Self-Criticism Becomes A Reminder to Choose Positivity

When Self-Criticism Becomes A Reminder to Choose Positivity

Today, I found myself caught in the cycle of self-criticism that often begins with my noticing something about myself that makes me feel embarrassed or ashamed. As I walked through my front door, finishing my commute for the evening, I went straight to pick up my prayer journal to write to God about the matter. In the midst of my writing, I felt led to do something else that had been on my heart for a while. I searched for some blank “thank you” cards that I had and began to write notes to some of the women that I worked with. Each of them have impacted my life in some way and I wanted them to know how grateful I was to have them in my life.

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