Last 70 Days of 2013 – Day 12: Believe in yourself, it’s not pride to do so!

Last 70 Days of 2013 – Day 12: Believe in yourself, it’s not pride to do so!

“Men do not believe those who do not believe in themselves” – Love Judah
Yesterday, we discussed that you have to believe God but you cannot believe God until you believe in yourself that you have been given all that you need to succeed both for life and godliness. Someone may say “what is this much ado about believing in yourself?” Well the answer is very simple. If you do not believe in yourself, no one will ever believe in you. It is as simple as that. That is why my encouragement to you on this Day 12 of the#LAST70DAYSOF2013 is for you to believe in yourself.
Believing in one’s self is one of the most difficult thing to do these days, considering the fact that many people grow up in families and environment where all they’ve know or been told about themselves was how bad they are. Many of us are victims of negative words and these became our mold during our formative live.
Many of us have suffered rejection of all sorts that we now have also rejected our self. Call to mind to the stories of men like Moses and Gideon. You will discover that these men could not have been mentioned among the greatest men used by God in history if they didn’t overcome their battle of lack of self-belief. A feeling of rejection is a destroyer of self-worth and subsequently self-belief. As a man thinks of himself, so is he. How do you think of yourself. Do you know that your mentality determines your personality? How do you expect men to believe in you when all they hear proceed from your mouth about yourself is nothing but talking down on yourself?
So the issues of negative words heard while going up and the suffering of rejection by people who we expected to love us the way we are the basic instruments he devil uses to threaten our walk towards destiny. And these are issues that, though they happen physically but they leave mental foot-prints in the subconscious mind of the victim. So when we arrive at the points where believing in our self is needed most, the recorded tape of all that we’ve been told while growing up rewinds itself and from our subconscious mind, it begins to play in our conscious mind. This continues for most people for the rest of the life of the victim and for the lucky ones who got to have a mental flushing, they may be able to arrest the situation and allow God’s word to reprogram their mindset.
For so many others, loss of self-belief results from mistakes made or failed goals and ambitions. Just like when we all started this year, we all had good and great dreams. For so many, these dreams were not achieved and the year is already gone. So they feel unexcited and unenthusiastic about themselves. I believe in myself because I am told by the Psalmist that “I am fearfully and wonderfully made”. The same should be your case. So, that you didn’t hit it hard this year does not mean that is the end of your life. It does not mean you should therefore lose your self-esteem and relegate yourself to pity. Remember, you are not the first or the only one to have come to realise that you could have achieved more this year if you did the right thing and kept your focus. As a matter of fact, if you lose your self-belief now, it will be more disastrous for you in the coming year.
Many of us look up to other people’s opinions and views to believe in themselves. So when no one believes in them, they end up with low self-esteem and it becomes difficult for them to become successful. I know this may sound as if I am trying to be motivational but beyond that, I am also telling you the truth because, when you belief in yourself, you are being like God and also recognising the God-factor in you. It is most difficult to believe in yourself when you have failed and cut short your expectations and those of people who look up to you but you must summon the courage to believe again… So you can lose everything but do not lose two factors in your life – God and yourself. When all the chips are down, it will be all about you.
Believe in yourself when others don’t. Why? You may succeed if nobody else believes in you, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself.
Believe in yourself. Have faith in your God-given abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own power, you cannot be successful or happy. 
So, in 2014, attempt to adopt these few points if you must live in self-belief at the level of God’s potential in your life:
1- Believe what God says about you and make it the final stand for your life.
2- Do not expect the approval of men because they do not have the capacity to see who God has called you to be.
3- Ensure you create self-awareness for yourself based of God’s word.
4- Do not take offence when people do not believe you, only respond with results in your life.
5- Do not allow what people say or think about you to distract you. Focus on where you are going.
6- Go to where you are celebrated and not where you are tolerated.
Prayer: In 2014 that where your human ability has ended, God will take over and fill you with supernatural faith to believe that all you need for life and godliness is already in you, in Jesus Name, Amen.
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