Have you heard of this phrase, the “Impostor Syndrome?” What does this mean exactly?
How Do You Define An Impostor Syndrome?
Impostor syndrome is defined as an individual who doubts their accomplishments or talents and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.
Simply put, you have a tendency to second guess yourself.
How to Overcome This Syndrome?
1. Believe in God’s Calling on your life.
“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”– Romans 11:29
Each one of us is born with a gift that only we possess. The moment we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, our gifts have become profound.
Every gift and calling of God cannot be revoked. No matter who tells you that you are not capable or good enough.
How will you know God’s will for your life?
When God had called me to write my first book and start an online business, doubt and fear started to creep in. I struggled for a long time to acquiesce to God’s calling in my life. When you experience peace of heart and mind that’s when you will determine you are obeying God’s calling and purpose for your life.
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2. Have Faith In God and In Yourself
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.-Hebrews 12:2
Whatever God has started in your life, He promised us that He will help us finish our ministry and fulfill His calling in our lives. He did not leave us as orphans because we have a helper, the Holy Spirit to whom has been given to each one of us the moment we became a born again.
How do you define faith?
Faith is the substance of the things we hope for, the evidence of things unseen. - Hebrews 11:1.
You don’t need someone else’s validation to obey God because people don’t know the extent of your life and the purpose of your creation.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, but the curse is the man who trusts in a man.Jeremiah 5
Watch out for the naysayers!
Don’t be surprised when there are people in your own life who will try to discourage your calling. Your faith will be tested. Either you obey God’s calling or let other people destroy God’s will for your life.
3. What Are Your Motives?
I am not sure if you have doubted your talents and your calling or is it just a part of being creative that we question and doubt ourselves. But I have realized that if we can answer these questions then, you and I are on the right track.
Questions to Ask?
- Is what you doing out of good works?
- Who benefits the work that you have decided to do? What your motive behind?
- Is your job from a place of honesty and not using other people to only use your own selfish gain and twisted agenda?
- Does your work brings glory to God or will you be ashamed when He comes back and judge you according to your work? Remember that we can build in this world based on a strong foundation with solid rock or from sinking sand?
Integrity is what will set you apart from others if you know in your heart you have a pure motive by helping others.Glennavelle