Why is it so easy to doubt ourselves, and yet so hard to believe in ourselves? Maybe because we forget that we are here on earth, to learn, grow and many times, that can only come through personally challenges and experiences that God designed especially for us! I have studied a lot on this subject, because it is one that I find myself struggling with often. I feel like some times it is always an uphill climb, when it comes to conquering fears and doubts about myself. I love the quote... “ Through self-doubt, we lose our sense of self-worth." That is so true, when doubt and fear become so strong, then it seems to paralyze us and we can't continue to progress or move on.
As I read my scriptures today, I just looked up things that reminded me of my self worth. Things that the Lord wanted written down in the scriptures, to remind us for this very purpose. The trick is ...we have to read them and ponder and pray about them, to get the real effect, I believe! Here are some that I found that reminded me of this topic.... Psalms 8:5, Isaiah 13:12, Matthew 18:11, Luke 9:56, John 3:16. I sure there are many more, but these all reaffirmed to me, the importance and worth of a soul to God. How much more important is it that we understand that about ourselves? I hope we will be able to try and remember that Life is Hard, but it is soooooooooooooo worth it! And so are we!!!
" The greatest achievement was at first for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedling of realities." ~James Allen
Nothing to Fear
There's nothing to fear --- you're as good as the best,
As strong as the mightiest, too.
You can win in every battle or test;
For there's no one just like you.
There's only one you in the world today;
So nobody else, you see,
Can do your work in as fine a way:
You're the only you there'll be !
So face the world, and all life is yours
To conquer and love and live:
And you'll find the happiness that endures
In just the measure you give;
There's nothing too good for you to possess,
Nor heights where you cannot go:
Your power is more than belief or guess ---
It is something you have to know.
There is nothing to fear --- you can and you will.
For you are the invincible you.
Set your foot on the highest hill ---
There's nothing you cannot do.
-- Author Unknown
"All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts" ~ James Allen