“What are you going to do with what you’re going through?” – Beth Moore
“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” – Psalm 143:8
Speak, blog, write, twitter, snap…do something.
This song got me through many a hard moments in my life. This verse grounds me. Thankful.
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” – John 21:25
If we were to list everything we did well, would we believe it? Do we doubt ourselves too much? Why is it if we do something well so hard for us to believe it in ourselves? In others? Doubt.
There should be thousands of stories of Christ in Bible, and we should believe all of them. We have to convince others to believe the ones that are there, let alone the ones that aren’t.
How many things do you feel you have to convince yourself to believe on a daily basis. Is that really true, especially in today’s media environment? So many things can be manufactured by individuals that look real – are the real? Do things have to be held in your hands to be real?
Just my thoughts for today…believing in many things…sight unseen.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
I work with a group that participates in a leadership group with the community. On Friday, we toured one of our local cities, and I had the privilege of getting to know one lady a little bit more.
We all self doubt. You all know that I do on a daily basis. We had a couple of conversations on Friday that confirmed that even in the leadership group, she self doubted. She felt as though she couldn’t, or shouldn’t lead. She has even gone to her supervisors and asked what she needed to do to improve her leadership skills and they told her to self evaluate.
She is so encouraging, works 3 (three!) jobs, and has a family of 6 (yes, six!!). She is constantly posting on Facebook encouraging, and motivating things, yet she feels like she shouldn’t be part of the program.
So, again, I felt as though I needed to talk about self affirmations. What we say out loud to ourselves is huge! HUGE! We believe what we say to others…if it is always negative, it will be negative. Watch what you say to others. Be sure to be encouraging, especially to yourself.
I know that if I step out of my comfort zone, as safe and secure as it may be, I’ll grow as a person and learn more things. One of my professors is not only having me add people in my potential career field that I don’t know on LinkedIn, but also message them. And ask them to get coffee and chit-chat. Basically, “network”. I LOVE talking to people, but not when there’s pressure. This person may get me a job? What am I going to talk about?? What if I talk too much about myself or make too much eye contact and they think I’m weird??
This exercise is going to help, I know it is. I need to get over my somewhat irrational fear of thinking that I’m bothering someone when I don’t even really want to ask about potential jobs (note: it would be cool and I am accepting offers post-grad), but honestly I just want the information about what they do and how they got there. But they have no clue who I am or why I would care, so I’m going to have to make the first move.
Wish me luck, and feel free to give me some networking tips, or times you stepped out of your comfort zone for the better!
(Note from Mom: she can so do this!)
“You are deeply loved this day. This is the day the Lord has made.” – Beth Moore
Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise you. -Psalm 63:3