Low self confidence? We need to talk.

Are you struggling with low self-confidence? If so, we need to talk. I can honestly tell you I have been on a personal development journey off and on for the last 15 years on this very subject. Today I am going to share with you one of the MAIN factors in low self-confidence.

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You MUST get right with God, if you don’t, you will have a very hard time moving forward. Why? You cannot move forward when your past is dragging you down. Get on with it, ask God for forgiveness, accept his forgiveness then forgive yourself. If you are still struggling with forgiving yourself, find a qualified counselor/priest/preacher and go talk to them. I know what it’s like to live with shame and regret, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Working through our past mistakes and traumas is a must in our path forward. Do not let your past define your future.

Don’t tell me it’s too late and that I don’t know what you’ve done or been through. I am the biggest sinner I know. I’m not going to compare sins with you like it’s a competition and I am not going to judge you just because your sins are different than mine. For a long time I couldn’t forgive myself, but once I did, “WOW” did my life change. Not necessarily my surroundings, but I changed on the inside. My actions directly affected those around me and in a good way. I had more peace than ever before in my life. This is when I truly started to grow and pursue who God had called me to be. What an amazing feeling. Please don’t let life pass you by because of past regrets. Deal with them and move on. You are an amazing person and God has great plans for your life. Go show off your AWESOME today!!!!!

Dare to be yourself.

I haven’t always been comfortable with who I was. I was certainly not comfortable in my own skin. I would see others and be envious of who they were or what they had. I wanted to keep up with the Jones’ so to say. I wanted to brag about things I had or did. It made me feel like somebody important when others envied me for a change.

Little did I know that being comfortable with myself had anything to do with things. It has to do with looking inside and figuring out why I think the way I do. I had to find what I was lacking as a person. I lived with a lot of insecurities for a long time. I believe it had to do with my childhood and being around kids that belittled others as sport. I always wanted to fit in and would follow the crowd to do so.

I have come a long way, but still struggle with these things at time. I like who I have become and have found that being the real you is much better than pretending to be someone else just to fit in. I love who God has created me to be. I found my true self when I allowed God to teach me to forgive myself and others. I am not perfect, nor will I ever be, but I will try everyday to be the best me that I can. I want to be honest with myself for the first time in my life. I don’t want to live in fear anymore and hide behind what I think others want me to be.

Are you being your true self? Are you living the life you want to live? Decide today to forgive yourself and others, love yourself and others, and be all that God created you to be. You owe yourself that.