For friends of faith...Community is the norm. We go to churches, and small groups. We all pitch in and share our lives and life!
Anybody struggle with self-doubt? I venture to guess most ALL of us do at one point or another ON A DAILY BASIS. At Yes! Groups I watch the struggle often. I can see it in the silence. We're afraid. We are NOT sure...and we linger in the silence and shadows. We'll wait til we have at least 20lbs off and are still coming to the group before we venture to risk and say anything...right?
Well, you were made for purpose.
You were made for LIVING not hiding! You were made to carry the King of Kings around, be a light, and shine! What about that all you light-bearers?
Self-doubt comes upon us...often in the tiniest of voices (your own voice)... Mel Robbins of the #5SecondRule" states that "It only takes 5 seconds for self-doubt to stop you"....
We THINK that our obesity has disqualified us from the land of success. Not only that, we can't hide it. But as we walk out of it...As we reclaim our life, health and future...We have to TAKE ALL OF US WITH US! We cannot just get the outside rolling, and back in smaller clothing. We have to get ourselves all together and moving....We have to step over the self-doubt...And begin to take the risks of showing up and being not only seen BUT HEARD....
A community will be wonderful for the Self-Doubters! It is usually small and less intimidating to step up and step out. There will always been people who encourage you to step and then there are those who will be so touched by what you have shared...that you will see YOUR VOICE AND LIFE HAVE VALUE and IMPACT.
You see YOU CARRY HOPE AND HELP AND LIFE. You carry LIGHT, light-bearers. You!
Self-doubt will take you flat out...and it comes from with in yourself....Nobody will know you didn't say anything but you WILL. Nobody will know that idea because you never shared it, BUT YOU WILL..Nobody will be TOUCHED by your story because you kept it to yourself...Because you doubt yourself.
I suggest Yes Groups! To give you a place that's full of faith and life, will support your steps and give you a place to speak from. It's a platform that's been carefully constructed by the Spirit of God, whose trying to get you back on your feet with weight loss and LIVING a life that contributes to the community....There is amazing power within each of us...Stop talking yourself out of the shine!