How to stop comparing yourself to others and also develop the confidence to talk to anyone:
I was super insecure growing up. I didn’t hit puberty until way after all the other kids. I was roughly 5ft tall til Junior year of high school. Watching porn was the worst, because I’d compare my prepubescent dick to these massive tripod monsters and developed a debilitating fear about revealing my package if I was ever presented the opportunity, even after I hit puberty. Some shit just stays with you. I was raised vegan and ate different food than my friends. I was also raised Jewish, and in the Southeastern United States where it’s a predominantly Christian denomination, I felt different.
So yeah, I had major comparison issues stemming from my insecurities. Since then, I learned how to overcome them as we create separation in our minds.
How many of you have also had insecurities? How many of you tried to find those insecurities in others to make yourself feel more secure? How many of you didn’t make friends with someone because you were comparing or in competition with someone?
We are the fucking same, y’all. All of us.
Now, here’s the connection and confidence tip: When you see someone, anyone, people you don’t know and even those you do, tell yourself in your mind, “That’s my brother/sister.” Immediately, you think family. Immediately you start accepting rather than judging and comparing.
I guess it gets weird when you find that person attractive. Go with “best friend.” Whatever. The concept is the same.
This takes the pressure off. You’re not thinking about the outcome or about rejection. You’re not judging or comparing. You’re simply accepting and loving, and that vibe is contagious.
Helpful? What are your thoughts?
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Fear Less, Love More.
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I can’t tell you how many times that I have been scared out of my wits but I took that first step. I stepped out “onto the water” and God kept me from sinking.
You have access to more power 💥than you can imagine to accomplish everything God has planned for your future. Life is too short to live in fear. In fear, you have no power or forward momentum.
You can't be stopped if you stay hooked to the power and presence of God. Fear gains you nothing, Faith gets you EVERYTHING!
Have faith and declare you "can't be stopped!" 💪Believe it!
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God's Love Is More Powerful Than Abuse
Abuse means "to misuse, to use improperly, to use up or to injure by maltreatment." The effects of abuse can be devastating and long-lasting. Many people never recover from it.
There are different kinds of abuse: sexual, emotional, verbal, physical. No matter the form, the results are always terrible. It will keep you from functioning properly and prevent you from receiving and experiencing the righteousness, peace, and joy of God's kingdom.
I understand this firsthand because I was abused throughout my childhood. Thankfully, I don't just know the power of abuse, but I know the great power of God's love. Because of the love of God, my past doesn't have to affect my future. ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎
If you've been abused in the past, understand today that God loves you. Nothing can separate you from His love. He has made a way for you to be free from your past and to enter true Kingdom living.
With Jesus, there is hope for newness of life. He knows you have been abused and misused, but ask Him to give you the strength to not let your past affect your future. Ask Him to overwhelm you with His love today so that you can experience His freedom from abuse.
We cannot control everything in our life. We can control how we look at it. I like asking the question What if? It opens us up to creatively looking at situations. It compels us to challenge preconceived notions. What if when the present situation sucks, we stopped stopping there? What if we realized that this moment was an unfinished story?. What if we realized we actually have a choice?
Being dissatisfied does not have to be the end. Being dissatisfied can actually be one of the biggest change agents in our lives.
So here it is. Something sucks right now. You decide. Are you going to be unhappy or are you going to respond with changes that have a positive impact on your life?
Recognize that which sucks, it does. But don’t live there, your story is still unfolding.
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