Today as I was reading the profile of Jeremiah in the bible, I was reminded of the tremendous sacrifice that is required of leaders. It doesn't matter if you are called to be the leader of a multi-million dollar corporation, the leader in your family, or a leader in your community. The reality is we have all been called to lead in some form or fashion.
I think about how many people are overwhelmed or disgusted by their current situation, yet they aren't ready to do something different to get something different.
Most things worth having come at a cost. For some, it may call for a sacrifice of time; for others it may call for a sacrifice of comfort; yet for others, it may cost ending unhealthy relationships or bad habits to get something different.
Today, as you examine your personal situation and the things you want in life, I pose the simple question, what are you willing to give up to go up?
Stop second guessing yourself, wondering if you are smart enough, pretty enough or worthy enough. Our God custom created you and knit you together in your mother's womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (psalm 139:13-14). Created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). I'm going to go ahead and say, it doesn't get much better than that.
I've got news for you darling ... you are already ENOUGH!!! Now believe it and walk in it!
Priceless Principle #5 - You are enough. Believe it!
I's quite common to look at others and begin to admire the qualities, gifts or talents that they possess. Guess what? God created us all unique in design and it is okay to celebrate the uniqueness of others. However, where it gets creepy and uncool is when a person begins to compete and compare themselves to others, and as a result begins to become jealous or judgmental or others. Listen, don't allow yourself to fall into the trap of the enemy. True confidence comes in Christ and in knowing WHO and WHOSE you are. You are the daughter of The King. Once you begin to celebrate the fact that you are GREAT, then there is no room for hate.
Priceless Principle #13: Stop competing and comparing yourself to others. Once you realize you are great, there is no room for hate.