The Lies We Tell Ourselves

You’re ugly. You’re useless. You can’t do anything right. These are some of the lies we tell ourselves, while our God-given talents lie hidden within us, dying to be put to good use.

From a young age, we are placed in a classroom. Despite our differences, the same material is taught to all of us to be digested and utilized in our lives. This education is what gives us the opportunity to grow, find our passions and set our goals. It all sounds great, until you start comparing yourself to that one student who excels in everything.

Here’s something school won’t teach you. You’re not going to be good at everything, but you are going to be good at something. Today, I challenge you to find that something. School is much more than a place you go to get good grades. It’s a place you go to find what you’re good at, and how you can use it to make the world a little better, if you let it be.

Whether you’ve failed a thousand times or haven’t gotten all the right opportunities, know that learning neither begins nor ends with formal schooling. Let the world be your classroom! Success doesn’t have to mean a big house or a fancy car (and woe to who it does). Success can be as simple as finding something you’re good at, and doing it.

My message here is simple. Study the books, but don’t let them define you. There is a whole world out there, and there’s a place in it for each and every one of us. Nothing is accidental. God has made you with a greater purpose, and sometimes, it just doesn’t align with what the world expects of us. I dare you, go find that purpose.


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