Nothing you ever go through make you worth less than you are. You are always Gold.
In the last post I targeted fear and how it can be a barrier against a person's dreams and aspirations. I also mentioned that the war we are fighting is not even about our situations but that it starts with our minds. If you think right and believe those things you think about yourself, go ahead and declare. Know your words are spirit and life. They are more effective than you may know. Once you have declared don't just wait around, go make your dream a reality. Another thing I remember from the conference is being "Proactive". I remember this because the speaker asked me if I was "Proactive" or "Reactive" and I answered, 'honestly I am a little bit of both'. She said, 'i like your honesty', and went to on to ask another person. The next person said she would say she is proactive because she is a PHD student, she needs to plan her time effectively and because of her Nigerian upbringing she has being trained to be proactive. The speaker then continued and expanded on the meaning of being proactive, what it means to be proactive and it's benefits. It was a very inspirational talk that I pondered deeply on.
Here is my take on this issue of being "proactive". Nobody is 100% "proactive". Everyone has an element of both in them, but we should be more "proactive". The speaker did mention that there are situations beyond our control that occur but we should be proactive and plan ahead of time against those situations. While I agree with that I also believe there are certain matters we can't be proactive about. There are situations (great or small) that will occur at one point in our lives and there's no amount of planning ahead that can prevent them from happening, nor fully prepare us for the after math. In situations like that we become "reactive" as a response to the happenings beyond our control. However one thing we should take from them is a lesson and with that lesson you can be proactive against them in the future.
So don't beat your self down if you aren't "there yet". Keep aspiring and keep working and you WILL get there but just don't be afraid to fail. If you fail try again and again until you get it right. Make sure your reaction produces proaction. Failure shouldn't always be seen negatively no matter how bad it may be, just make sure you learn from the situation and press forward. It can be hard and discouraging. In those times remember THINK - BELIEVE - DECLARE - ACHIEVE. If you see it as that simple, it will become that simple.
Why must things prove difficult at times. Especially when you need them to run smoothly. It's amazing how we let circumstances around us shape us. Most times it yields a negative result, sometimes possitive. One thing I am certain of is that circumstances play a large role in shaping us to become a person full of potential.
I went to a leadership conference the other day and I must say, I was inspired. It felt good to hear the powerful words of the speakers. It was encouraging and enlightening. I felt energized, and full of potential, like the world was my oyster and waiting for my manifestation. Then I left and as I stepped out of the conference door and out of the building I felt a gush of reality hit me as I shook off the shivers down my spine. I was back to square one. AGAIN!
What happened? Self doubt. Thoughts of all the mistakes I had made and times I had wasted came flushing through my memory, I felt like I couldn't (shouldn't) achieve anything. All the words I had heard become little to nothings to me. Besides I am just a simple girl, all words no action. I let the negative words that people had spoken to define me ring over and over again in my head. As my heart swelled up with despair.
I prefer to be at peace with man not to make war. I don't really like going out of my comfort zone let alone stand up for a world changing cause. Just who do I think I am? Yet I smiled sweetly to my friends as we walked and conversed along the pathway, putting up my nicely made up facade a skill I had subconsciously acquired over the years. I had become a master in the arts of pretence.
Then Sunday morning arrived and I was faced with another question, "what are your talents and how are you putting them in to use?" Great another self examining question. Just what I needed at 9am on a Sunday morning. As I stood up in front of the mirror staring, my mind went blank and all the skills and talents I had just counted with my fingers eluded my mind. I repeated the word "erm..." over and over again.
Where am I going with this? If you noticed, there was correlation between yesterday and today.
Fear is the number one dream killer. It is the very thing that keeps people from daring to dream and aspiring to be more that they already are. When I left the conference room yesterday everything I heard was pointless once I let fear settle in my heart. With fear comes discouragement , you can never achieve your dreams if you let fear rule you.
Instead look fear in the eye (if that's possible) and command it to leave. Speak to yourself, declare who you are. In fact you are so much more than you think you are or credit yourself to be. It doesn't matter whatever situation you are in. YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER.
" For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, (5) casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ", 2 Corinthians 10 vs 4-5.
The war is not in the situations around you. It is in your mind. Overcome the barrier of the mind, and know that you have already won.
"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7.
Who do you THINK you are? THINK-BELIEVE-DECLARE-ACHIEVE - Janet T. Awolaja.
Hi. Welcome to this page. This journal (blog) is an insight into my journey through life with God.
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