Don’t you love when people tell you what to do and have strong opinions over your personal circumstances? Ever talk to someone who indirectly gives their opinion over what you should do in your life? Find yourself leaving the conversation doubting yourself and your plans?
Well in the spirit of sharing opinions, it is my strong opinion that these decisions be made between one and their spouse. And what if you have prayed about said things and God has given you peace over it. Then why is it ok for people to give their input against it?
The better question is, why do YOU allow for these people to influence your decision? Why are we so consumed with what others (parents, family, and friends) will say about us? Why are we so afraid to be judged by others? Why does what one thinks of you matter and make an impact on your life and its decisions?
These questions I ask out loud are questions I ask myself daily. I struggle with this daily. I have been thinking more and more about what I want for my family and where I want to go from here. And I find myself wondering what would my family think? What would my friends think? Who will I disappoint? All these questions are just leading me to doubt myself. To doubt oneself is normal but to really allow it to affect you will hurt you rather than lift you up. Sometimes you have to try something not knowing if it will work or not. Sometimes you have to believe in yourself more that you doubt yourself.
Its easy to blame and point the finger at people for your lack of pulling the trigger but the truth is you are the one to blame for holding yourself back. If you are able to, believe in yourself and take a chance on you.