If you grew up with parents who most times threw insults at you for not achieving your goals or leading in your class, it can make you grow up doubting your abilities in life.
People don’t just grow up feeling not good enough; it’s usually as a result of words deposited in the hearts and minds by people of authority like parents, teachers, pastors, relatives and older friends.
When you grow up seeing life as a competition, it may push you to see your colleagues or friends as rivals instead of partners working towards related goals.
If you grew up with so much sense of inadequacies, then let me start by reminding you that you can do all things not by your strength, wisdom, knowledge or connections but through Christ if you believe.
Every time you want to question your ability, always remember this story.
“A Fish, Elephant and Monkey were in a field and they were asked to compete for an award.
The Fish was asked to climb a tree, the Monkey was asked to swim and the Elephant was asked to crawl. If you noticed, they were not asked to function in their place of strengths. A Fish can never climb a tree, that’s the forte of the Monkey. An Elephant cannot crawl, that’s the job of a Snail and the Monkey cannot swim but can hop around jumping in the forest.”
When you don’t function in your place of strengths, you will doubt your ability to rise. In life, become clear about who you are and what you can do.
When you find out your strengths and weakness, you will have a clue of what to feed and what to starve. Feed your strengths always because that’s where you will shine mostly.
You can choose to nurture your weakness which can turn around to become your biggest strengths but at its raw state, never doubt yourself based on that.
When you stay in your place of calling or gifting with diligence and excellence, it makes doors open for you.
So ask yourself today, have you been functioning in your area of strengths or you have been desiring to be like someone else who is doing well in their own lane?
Do you believe in yourself or you need external validation to help you remain strong?
You are good enough. You are enough. You are complete.
Let these words hover around your mind daily and keep you ahead in life.
Remember, through Christ in you, you can achieve anything.
Mofoluwaso Ilevbare is a soulful thought-leader, wife and mother of two. She loves God, family, life coaching and chocolate cake. Her love for writing has made her a 6-time Amazon Best-selling Author, co-authoring six Amazon best-sellers, writing fourteen books of her own. She recently received a Quilly Award in Hollywood from the National Academy of Best Selling Authors for the bestselling book “Cracking The Code To Success” co-authored with Brian Tracy, which was one of her highlights last year.
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