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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