The hardest person to believe in

... is yourself.

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Each of my blog posts is written, first, for myself.

I write the lessons I learn on the blog to help myself remember them more.

I also try to articulate my thoughts to help myself gain clarity on how I should act on my thoughts.

That is the magic of writing.

One of the things I struggle with is believing in myself.

It’s easy for me to believe in other people. I do not only tell them that I believe in them when they set out to pursue their hearts’ desires, but I believe in them from my own heart.

But, I just cannot seem to do it when it comes to myself. I have a hard time believing in myself.

Even as I write this, I don’t believe one hundred percent that I will be blogging for the rest of my life, that I can make a career blogging and drawing. I’m hoping and praying for it every day, but there is always shadows of doubt and fear at the back of my mind.

Before going to bed, one of my favorite things to do (or to mindlessly browse the internet on) is reading sports news.

Last night, I read an article about Mike Tyson’s giving a speech to a football team:

To this day, Tyson talks with reverence about his deceased trainer and manager, Cus D'Amato, and how Tyson was never the same as a boxer after D'Amato died.

"I remember thinking at first, 'What is this old, fat white guy going to teach me about fighting?'" Tyson recounted to Saban.

Immediately, Saban jumped in and asked Tyson how D'Amato was able to earn that trust.

"He made me believe I was a somebody when I was a nobody. He made me a somebody," Tyson said.

Sometimes, to believe in yourself, you need someone to believe in you first: a parent, a teacher, a mentor, a spouse, or a friend.

Thank those who believe in you as it makes it easier for you to believe in yourself.

But at times when no one seems to believe in you, know that God believes in you.

But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8

You are somebody to Him even when you think you are nobody.

He believes in you even when you don’t believe in yourself... at least not yet.

Believe.

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