Expectations and Insecurities

Posted: June 6, 2014 in Faith, Fitness
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Proverbs 29:25People are capable of doing so much more than they think they can. In fitness and in life we need to set our goals much higher.

I know you have probably heard fitness stories about people pushing their body to the extreme. The truth is your body is capable of doing so much more than you think, but mentally we are not able to push through the pain and suffering.

Well, in life we are capable of doing a lot more than we think we can. We are just not able to get past our own insecurities and the lies we tell ourselves. “I could never do that…” “I am not good at {fill in the blank}” “I am just too shy” “I am not a good reader” etc… It is time we set higher expectations and have more faith in ourselves and in our God. When you see someone else doing a job or doing a task that you don’t believe you could ever be capable of doing…just remember that they weren’t just all of the sudden good at that task or job. It probably took training and practice to get to where they are. At some point they might have been in your shoes telling themselves lies. The hardest part is pushing through those lies and taking the first step towards achieving the very thing you thought impossible.

Do you think Jesus’ disciples ever thought they would be capable of being Jesus’ right hand men? They were just your normal run of the mill people and Jesus chose them to be his disciples. They had faith, they stepped out of their comfort zone, and they learned as they went (it wasn’t easy).

If you don’t put yourselves in situations to learn…how are you ever going to get better? You can’t just sit back and say, for example, “I am too shy to talk to that person.” That is a weak excuse for the fear that they will reject you or think you are weird…your own insecurities are paralyzing you. Maybe you are a shy person and I grew up and sort of still am a shy guy, but what lies behind that is an insecurity. Try to step outside of that comfort zone and talk to people you normally wouldn’t. Take small steps in the process. Face that insecurity head on and see what happens. Most people will probably think you are awesome and hilarious and your confidence will grow from there and stream into other areas of your life. You will slowly be doing things you never thought you could do.

That fear of what you think other people are going to think about you is scary….I know, but it is not true. Raise your goals, raise your standards and set higher expectations for yourself! You were created by the hands of God. He has big plans for you and by not believing in yourself you are not trusting in His work!

Lets get after it!

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Comments
  1. Diana Orders says:

    Inspiring! Thanks for encouraging me and reminding me that God gives me all the strength and confidence I need to do big things!!!

  2. againstiflow says:

    Thank you for reading Diana! You are already doing big things!

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