(accepting your self when no one else does}

“When you realize your self-worth, beauty, & joy in Christ, you have the fearlessness to step into your destiny & reign.”

Today, insecurity is such a huge challenge in our lives; especially women. We often compare ourselves, determine our self-worth, or even find ways to feel sorry for ourselves. A lot of us are unique in certain ways that make us feel isolated. The list goes on where people get their insecurities, but why can’t we learn to accept them?

Being deaf has always made my life more difficult than others and majority of the people who meet me will truly never understand the daily challenges I face. As you can imagine, I have my own insecurities that I have dealt with because I used to struggle with how society viewed me or how I would be treated at times. You would think that it would get easier when you get into the “workforce” but that was a big no-no. I can’t tell you how many times I have been let go or not given an opportunity based on the simple fact that I am deaf.

I know what you’re thinking, “that’s illegal.” Correct, but that’s why they won’t actually say that.  I have released on a job that I absolutely loved and worked so hard at it then one day, I was fired unexpectedly and they couldn’t even give me a logical reason why.

The truth is, if I make one mistake on the job, a lot of people assume that it was because of my disability. It leads them to thinking I am incapable of fixing my mistakes so they won’t try to help me at all instead they would rather let me go than rationalize the issue. That’s only a quarter of what I have to deal with.

The truth of it is the world tries to treat me like a crippled person, but I refuse to be treated that way. I have learned that it doesn’t matter how much I hate being treated that way or dream of a life with normal hearing; it isn’t who I am. Making the decision to accept my own insecurities & differences has made me stronger as a person and proven many people wrong.

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” -1 Peter 5:8

This verse above is crystal clear in why you may have felt like you can’t conquer your insecurities. Evil loves to prowl on the weak and attack them in their weakest moments.

We have to understand that having “everything” or being like everyone else is just overrated. Where’s the fun in being like everyone else? You have to seek the positive in all aspects of life and learn to love who you are inside and out. You were made the way you are for a reason and you won’t ever learn what the reason is until you tune out the world and your self-hatred thoughts.

You are the light of the world, a town built on a hill cannot be hidden” –Mathew 5:14

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”-Romans 12:2

God allows storms in our life to prepare us or redirect us on another path, but never assume it is for your harm. He always strengthens us during it and later, we are able to comfort someone else during the same storm.

Seek Him and not the world because the world will always be quick to judge you, rooting for you to fail, or quick to leave you out in the cold. God will help you overcome those insecurities where you are able to fully love, grow, believe, and stand strong against the evil that’s all around. All you have to do is start talking because He is there waiting for you to invite Him into your heart.

“Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky” –Philippians 2:15

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