I am what I think…
I am what I think … and that is what I transmit!
Have you been through a situation where you’ve lost something, or that you weren’t entrusted with a certain responsibility because people didn’t have enough confidence in you?
Could it be that somehow you lack credibility in your words or actions?!
Recently, because I’ve no longer driven for a few months, I didn’t show enough confidence to do so. For several reasons, among them being in a different country, not knowing the streets, etc., but the truth is that when my husband asked me, he didn’t see any assurance in me because of the way I reacted. Obviously he took the lead, and I was somewhat frustrated by my reaction…
I learned my lesson!
In other times, I didn’t even blink; I accepted with confidence the “challenge” and made prevail what I actually knew.
Because I decided to have confidence in myself, that also didn’t let others doubt me.
Obviously it’s a simple example, day to day, but that can identify who we are in front of any kind of challenge or when we are outside our comfort zone.
And do you know what conclusion I withdrew?
If I’m not confident in my interior; if I’m unsure of what I want to do or have no goals, that will be instantly transmitted to those around me. If I do not reveal confidence in my own abilities, can I expect others to do so in relation to me?
That is why sometimes questions arise:
“Why doesn’t my husband trust me in the management of the household finances?”
“Why do my kids only respect their father, and my voice does not have an echo?”
“Could it be that I have no conditions to be promoted? Why is it that another colleague always takes the place that I want? ”
But instead, you should use the intelligent faith and ask:
“What image have I transmitted to the people around me?”
“Even professing a ‘faith’, could it be that I have been a trustworthy, positive, firm, challenging, person?! Or in front of the challenges I retreat, hesitate, I don’t use my faith?!”
“Do I really prove that I believe through my actions?”
My friend, only you can answer these questions…
” Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12.1)
If you don’t transmit confidence to your children or family, or even credibility in your words, they will not follow you. Or if they do, they will only do it for obedience, but just for a while…
And the same applies to your work, your boss, colleague or friends. The way you react— the fruit of your thoughts, will influence the way on how you will be treated, seen, and even followed…. Because it is through what we transmit: Doubt, fear, insecurity or FAITH, that the answers in our life will be defined and also how we will influence others in a positive or negative way.
Or do you think that being a mother who doesn’t set the example, it helps to tell your daughter what she should or shouldn’t do? Or do you think that screaming day and night, as a way to express yourself, it will help to tell your kids not to do something amid a disagreement?! They don’t follow words, but examples. They will grow up thinking that this is normal, until they learn otherwise!
I am what I think … and that is what I will transmit—inevitably. Therefore do not arrange “scapegoats” for your alleged failures. See inside yourself, analyze, consider and evaluate who you have been before God, and in what way have you made use of your faith, for all that we “harvest” is after all a result of what we nurture inside.
Next week we will continue this topic…
However, we will be happy to read your comments and in sharing your experiences.
God bless all. In faith!
9th August 2016 at 22:10
the way I present my self its the way people will see me
31st July 2016 at 10:26
this is so true you are what you think about yourself.personally i have been having this problem for a long time and i realised just recently that way i present my self is how people will take me and iam working on it.