I used to spend too much of my life wrapped up in what people thought I could and could not do. I've let people's judgments cloud the confidence in my abilities to do anything that involved chasing my dreams. I sold myself short, I let others' insecurities eat away at my positive attitude, and I struggled with thinking I had purpose. It was an awful experience...
With faith and prayer, I've been practicing on not worrying so much about what people think, calming those negative voices in my head and have started asking myself this simple question,
"What do YOU feel like the Lord wants for your life?"
I eventually answered my own question myself realizing that if I just keep working hard and trusting God's guidance, then he will lead the way to success. Simply applying the #LetGoLetGod practice was all it took, the basic steps in having a relationship with God.
I'll be honest with you guys, I struggle with this. I have my days where I can spiritually put my hands in the air and give everything to God. Then there are days where I hold on tightly to my worries and anxieties, never losing a grip. The idea of letting someone else control your life and not knowing the outcome is absolutely nerve-wrecking. But then I really think about what I'm doing. I'm doubting the Lord, the Father who always has my back, who always provides. The Great Almighty who worked to defeat death and the devil. I shouldn't worrrry bout a thangggg!!!!
I reminded myself of that and then let the weight of my worries soar away.
My confidence is strong, but still wavers here and there because I am human. If the negativity creeps in, I occasionally give myself pep talks filled with love instead of cutting words of doubt and hate. I trust that no matter the journey, I can because HE can.
I can reach my goals. I can be successful. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Who cares what other people say? I'm not here to impress them, I'm here to impress the Lord and make an impression on this world FOR HIM.
If you're in the same boat, I want to encourage you today. Don't let anyone tell you or make you feel like you can't do something amazing with your life. Although you may not be able to control people's actions and emotions towards you, you can, however, control what to do with any negative input about your life.
Here's a great tip: Take that negative trash and throw it out.
At the end of the day, if you have a good mindset and trust God's provision for your life, you can reach success.
Now repeat after me: YOU CAN, YOU CAN, YOU CAN!