Have you ever felt totally powerless? If so, then you know that it is an awful and debilitating feeling. One of my biggest personal challenges has been my desire to constantly want to please people. I absolutely love to serve people and make them feel happy and loved. But sometimes it is at the expense of standing in my power.
I truly believe that serving others is a calling and gift from God However, many times I have allowed this gift to be exploited and used out of context by my unbalanced desire to be accepted by other people. Recently a friend told me that I could reduce the stress in my life by no longer allowing others to exploit by gift by standing in my own power.
All people deserve our prayer and reasonable help but NO ONE deserves to be given our power. God bestows his favor to whom ever He chooses. Those that value your power will also value your use and protection of that power.
Reflection#3: Self forgiveness is this best path towards self acceptance.
I am oftentimes my worst and harshest critic. Over the years I have internalized that being self critical will automatically lead to self improvement. NOT TRUE! While I think it is important for one to be reflective it is counter productive to become self-critical to the point of self doubt.
Reflection #4: Fully embrace your power for your gifts shall make room for you.
This statement is also rooted in a scripture. It is so true! Most of my most powerful moments have resulted in me operating in my gifts without fear and/or reservation. Of course, your haters will take notice but I am convinced that the more you fly with the eagles the less you will be concerned about the actions of chickens.
Reflection #5: Chickens peck, turkeys strut, birds fly..... but eagles soar.
She said, "Tosha we are eagles. You must seek out the company and support of other eagles." She also went on to say, "If eagles stay on the ground too long and hang out with the chickens there is a possibility they will take on the behavior of chickens. Not only will the eagle no longer soar...but it may forget how to fly."