Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Well… it’s Monday and let me tell you I took an “L” during class today. Have you ever been asked a question and gave an obvious wrong answer but before you can stop yourself from talking- your mistaken speech has already left your mouth? This happened to me in Civil Procedure today I could feel the stares of judgement on my back…like, I was so embarrassed. One of the first thoughts that can to my mind was, “Girl! Everyone must think you’re so stupid now!” “Like, you’re soooo stupid! Why did you say that???” Shame and embarrassment began to settle on me. We can’t change the perception of others, but we can change how we perceive ourselves…
As I sat in my seat, eyes adverted to the floor, the Lord asked me a question:
“Which opinion is more important to you: mine or theirs?”
I could feel His presence meet me in that classroom and He began to share his thoughts about me to me. “I think you’re smart, I think you’re beautiful. I think you’re capable of more than you’ve ever imagined. I think you’re going to make a great attorney! I believe in you.” His words lifted the shame and his peace began to settle my soul. There’s this scripture that says, “Those that place their hope in Me will not be put to shame.” (Isaiah 49:23) There is no shame in Him, and his opinion supersedes the opinions of others.
Well…I don’t know what you’ve been embarrassed about or what defeating thoughts you’ve entertained about yourself- but I challenge you to see yourself, the way God sees you! I challenge you to think highly of yourself because your Creator thinks highly of you. His love consumes all of the fear, doubt, and shame that comes to overwhelm us. He believes in us, so let us believe in ourselves!
Until next time,