Everyday I see these amazing ‘girl-boss’ type women making a huge impact on the world, and then instantly start comparing my life to theirs. It’s happened while watching my friends succeed, as well as women I follow on social media. Not gonna lie, it takes days to recover. Although I am definitely that girl that who celebrates the accomplishment of others, I still find it difficult not to want my life to be further ahead than it is right now. Somewhere along the way, the impact I wanted to make on the world got drowned by my own insecurity and doubt.
Anybody with me?
Perhaps you can completely relate. It may not be insecurity that's taken root, but it could be complacency or fear that crowds your heart and mind. As women we have the ability to create, to nurture, and change the lives of those around us (along with many other things). Why are we so consumed with whether or not we are ready? We wait years for a door to open, or for an opportunity to appear on our doorstep. What are YOU waiting for?
My friend Paulina is one of those women who gets out there and doesn’t let anything get in her way. By the time she was in her mid twenties she had already graduated with a master degree in nursing, and had started a non profit mentoring young women in Liberia. She is a world changer that girl. It makes me wonder, what sets a women like Paulina apart from the rest of us who truly desire to make an impact on the world?
Perhaps it is what we think about our lives, whether we have been able to move on from our past and embrace what God has for our future. It all comes down to what we believe. Today I want to share with you three questions that I believe will help you determine whether or not you are ready to make an impact on the world.
1) What do you believe about yourself?
The thoughts that we believe about 'WHO' we are will have a direct impact on our future. Both good and bad. We need to change our thoughts, and then start changing the words we speak over ourselves and our situation. This is not always easy, so ask a friend to help you. Stay accountable to speak truth about yourself.
2) What do you believe about others?
The thoughts we have towards others will determine how we can move in our purpose. Start by asking yourself ‘HOW’ you can elevate those around you. If we start to seek opportunity to equip others to fulfill their purpose, we will start to fulfill our destiny. It’s not all about us.
3) What do you believe about God?
It won’t matter what you believe about yourself or others if you don’t know 'WHAT' you believe about God. What does He want with your life? I love this verse found in Proverbs 19:21 - ‘You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purposes will prevail.’ God has a plan for you, but you have to be in agreement with the promises He speaks over you.
Making a bigger impact always starts right in our own backyard. It’s the quiet moments of reflection, and the realization that God has gifted you do so much more that you could ever imagine. Let’s make a pact to stop wishing and waiting. Let's stop looking at what everyone else is doing, and start to see ourselves as God has created us. To believe that we can make an impact, and to trust God that His purpose prevails.
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