Quickest Way to Doubt Yourself

Why is she so pretty? Why is he so ripped? Why are they so smart? Athletic? Outgoing? Talented? Why can’t I be more like them? We’ve all asked ourselves these questions before. Scrolling through social media can be so dangerous if you do not love who you are. It is so easy to compare our appearance, gifts, and talents to everyone else. We always want something that we don’t have.

Judging ourselves against others is the quickest way to self-defeat! God created each of us so different and unique. We each are a mold of his personal creation.

Most Precious Thing

I found this journal entry once and it still reminds me to love myself:
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in Gods thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.
 He not only created our physical traits and features, but also our abilities and passions. God didn’t miss a thing about us. How beautiful is that?

It can also be easy to compare your walk with God to other people. Why are they so spiritual? Why do they hear God so clearly? Why do they receive gifts like praying in tongues? Simple. They aren’t comparing themselves to others.

So here are 3 things that helped me to overcome it all:

Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding, seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.” –Proverbs 3:5-6

ALL of your heart, that is very important. God did not create us to be lukewarm Christians. We need to put all of our trust in Him. This is not easy, but one small leap of faith will bless you immensely.

Faith

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” -Hebrews 11:1

Faith is believing and trusting 100% in God and His abilities. Faith that He will provide, and that He will never fail or forsake us. We need to stop trying to jump over a mountain in one day, and start having faith that God is with us every step of the way, and that two months from now when we look back we will have grown tremendously.

Confidence

We must have confidence that God has a plan.

“If we are trusting God, we have no reason to fear” -Psalm 27:1

Jesus says, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my voice is easy to bear and the burden I give you is light.” -Matthew 11:28

He wants us to put our confidence in Him so that He can work everything for good.

We need to remember that all of our walks are so different. No two are the same. We need to learn to be content with where we are right now.

Morgan Bastien- Second Year Student

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