“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”
Think about the power that statement holds. Think about how many times per day, per hour, even per minute we doubt ourselves and the decisions we make. It can be the biggest decisions or the smallest, most insignificant ones, it doesn’t matter, we are constantly criticizing ourselves. We do it almost out of habit at this point.
I believe in the power of instinct, of those gut feelings that guide our decision making. It’s one of those indescribable feelings where you just know something is right, even if you can’t rationalize it, and you don’t need to. Go with your gut, that feeling and those instincts are there for a reason. it’s a built in mechanism nobody can explain but trust the power it has and stand firm in your faith. Every decision is made based on some belief that you hold, and whether or not someone else believes the same thing doesn’t matter. This is called staying true to yourself.
Have you ever made a decision, big or small, and felt really good about it and really excited, and then someone says, “why did you do that?” in that judgmental, concerned, and condescending tone? That moment right there is a test of your character, and of how strong you stand in your faith. And I’m not talking about what you say to that person in response, but what you say to yourself. Only you have the power to make yourself feel inadequate. If you doubt yourself every time another person questions your decisions, you’re not being true to yourself. If something you do makes you really happy and excited, brings you joy and passion, and makes you feel good about yourself then you’re going to want to stand firm in that, and not care what anyone else thinks about it. Be unwavering in your faith. This is what makes you a desirable person, not crumbling under the pressure from others to do what they think you should do.
Just a friendly reminder today to stay true to who you are, and you’ll find very quickly that the people who respect and love you for that will stick around.
Do you, and be awesome at it. And that’s really all there is to it.