Here’s some good news for us all.
It’s far easier for us to look at the success of others, comparing ourselves to them, and feel disappointment even disqualification. But the truth is that’s a trap.
Think for a moment what life would be like if we were all trying to be exactly like the person on the latest cover of __________ (insert whatever magazine or website you follow). Things would get dull pretty quickly.
And if that’s not enough, consider this:
o Moses stuttered.
o David’s armor didn’t fit.
o John Mark was rejected by Paul.
o Timothy had ulcers.
o Hosea’s wife was a prostitute.
o Amos’ only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
o Jacob was a liar.
o David had an affair.
o Solomon was too rich.
o Jesus was too poor.
o Abraham was too old.
o David was too young.
o Peter was afraid of death.
o Lazarus was dead.
o John was self-righteous.
o Naomi was a widow.
o Paul was a murderer.
o So was Moses.
o Jonah ran from God.
o Miriam was a gossip.
o Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
o Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
o Elijah was burned out.
o John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
o Martha was a worry-wart.
o Mary was lazy.
o Samson had long hair.
o Noah got drunk.
o Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
o So did Peter, Paul—well, lots of folks did.
So see, you’re in some very good company!
Be encouraged today! Creating the Awesome isn’t about duplicating someone or something else. That’s tiring and played out. It’s about being who you are created to be and letting others experience that beauty!
Do me a favor.
Leave a comment telling me why you feel disqualified or why you feel inadequate and let me share with you some truth about that!
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