Today, I had a thought, so I posted it. The thought was, “Believe in YOU the way you believe in them.” I posted it, not just to get others thinking, but for myself. You see, I’m a supporter. I am REALLY GOOD at supporting people (I’ve got references). I’m good at sharing their posts, praying for them, being there for them, and at their events, and even volunteering to do stuff. I mean I am an amazing supporter (if I do say so myself).
I’m also a pretty good encourager. And I enjoy it! I enjoy helping others see the potential that they possess. It does my heart good to encourage others to walk in their God ordained purpose. Sometimes people need that boost…that vote of confidence…from someone they trust or even someone they don’t know. Have you ever had someone you don’t know, walk up to you and begin telling you that they could see the potential in you??? It’s kinda amazing. And it’s a feeling that I love others to feel…that someone believes in them.
But…..what about me??? What about you??? I need you to know that this post has NOTHING to do with others supporting me. I have a amazing support system….my core….that tells me when I need to step it up and do what I’m called to do, allows me to share ideas and fears, and tells me that I ABSOLUTELY CAN. This post is about me believing in me. This is me telling you that I had to learn to believe in ALECIA
It wasn’t until I began to blog regularly that I “remembered” just what I am to do. I am to encourage, but through my own life and not just through someone else’s. Sharing my experiences and the way God speaks to me is so refreshing to me. Each time I post a blog and share, it further reminds me of what I am to do. I have only recently learned to BELIEVE IN ME! When I began to believe in myself, I began to notice opportunities arise that wouldn’t have come along before. One lesson that I have learned first hand is that others notice your confidence. People can see the joy and confidence that I have in what I do and that makes a difference.
Also, this post has NOTHING to do with the need for others to support you. Nope…it doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong, the support of others is important and needed, but it won’t get you where you need to go. Someone else’s happy train can only take you so far. And you must understand that when you don’t believe in yourself, you are also NOT fully believing in the power and purpose that God placed within you. If you are gifted to do
We have got to learn to BELIEVE. “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” (Mark 9:23, NLT) I’m sure you’ve heard,
So, when that opportunity presents itself (one that you KNOW God ordained), when you feel led to start that venture, write that book, or even share that word or blog post, DO IT!!! I can believe in you, heck….your ENTIRE family and circle can believe in you, but if YOU don’t believe in you, it won’t work. Know that you got this…BELIEVE that you got this and that God makes no mistakes and He did, indeed, choose you. You weren’t the second runner up or the plan B, but you were His first choice to fulfill this particular plan. “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
As you enter into the new week, believe in ALL THAT POWER AND PURPOSE that is in you.