We are a mixture of our best and worst experiences. Everything that happens in us and with us shape us to be everything that we are today. Don't fight the negative experiences because they are the things that shape you to be who are and who you'll be. So many of us focus on the ingredients that we miss what the ingredients are making. Very few people like boiling water to consume, nor do we make it our custom to eat a raw potatoe, but after the 2 have spent time together, there is a number of great things that can come from the combination. Trust the process!
So I have a confession. I have not marketed myself the the way that I ought to have because I have been self conscious. I have been afraid of what people might say or think of me. i have been self conscious about how I may be received, and all the while I neglected to pay attention to what God was doing. I was watching him do things through me, but I was afraid to tell people because I was self concious, and not God conscious.
It is like I completely forgot what the word says, even though I have pinterest board that literall called "lift Christ, he'll draw all men." Don't be so self conscious that you forget to be conscious of the wondrous things God is doing and trying to do through and for you. Don't be self conscious. Be God Conscious.
We can't stand them, they can't stand us. We all hae them, but what if I told you, you needed them. You would probably look at me as if I were crazy. I'm not crazy, and your haters may be your ticket to eat. How? you ask?
In order for you to be blessed in some situations your haters have to be present, it's just part of the promise. So don't get upset when they test your whits, it is all part of the process. Trust the process.
How many times have you seen an instagram post and thought to your self:
We al are guilty. that is probably why I have slight pinterest addiction. There is a special courage that it takes to be unapolagetically you when no one seem to be like you. It takes an inexplicable level of courage to steop up and step up when you don't know anyone who has done what you vision is showing you. That doesn't mean that you aren't destined for greatness. It means one of two things.
If we're going to be honest I think the odds are you belong to be and your fears are wrapped up in this idea that you belong to A. Get the courage to be You. No one can be a better you than you.
Privacy is sometimes good, but in other ways it helps to be vulnerable with those who mean the most. Doing the tango between discreet, and real can be a challenge, but it's a dance worth doing!
Because, when we hide ourselves we negate the option to be embraced. When you can't be embraced, what are the of people trusting you? Very slim! Allow yourself to be seem, its hard, but its worth it.