All my life I believed that if I worked hard enough, if I hustled long enough, if I just believed in myself more that I could accomplish anything.
Do you hear what’s wrong with that statement? Did you catch the “I” that was repeated over and over?
That’s why I was lost in the world, because I focused on that one letter for far too long.
“She believed she could, so she did”
This is a popular quote that is shared over and over. I’ve even shared it on social media in the past. I’m sure with a caption that most likely stated: You can do it. Just push harder, work smarter, and believe that you can!
I just cringed and shook my head.
There isn’t anything wrong with believing in yourself or pushing towards your goals. And if you’ve read or shared that quote too, it’s all good. That’s what the world has fed us all our lives. The mantras of do more, be more, do you, no matter what.
Believing in yourself isn’t the issue, it’s the belief in thinking YOU are the one in control of the doing. The issue is the self-centered affirmations and the belief around yourself becoming some ultra human in goal accomplishing. It’s idolizing your strength above His own.
All I’m saying is that the focus of your tasks, goals, alignment should not be set on the foundation of the SHE in that quote, but on what’s inside the she. And that’s the HE.
“She believed He could, so she did.”
That sounds more accurate.
She believed that the God IN her was what she needed to focus on. She believed that with having Him on her side, she could do what He planned for her.
She believed that if she kept her eyes fixed on Him, that He would do immeasurably more than she could imagine.
She trusted that He would complete His promises to her.
She knew that if she needed strength or endurance in His plans for her, that He would provide it.
My “I” focus has now shifted into the belief that He can. I believe He will. I believe that if I take my eyes off of myself, and place them on Who is inside of me, that I will actually do it. And that “it” isn’t my own plans but the ones that He has given me. The plans that He has placed on my heart.
So, here I am just in awe of the He in me, yet again. For opening my eyes a little bit more to Himself, not myself.
I know that believing in myself alone will never get me anywhere.
Lord, I believe in You. I trust You. I want nothing more than to obey the nudges and the path You want me to be on. I believe that with You, I can believe in myself because You’ve given me that grace and encouragement. Amen.
So ladies, believe in the He more than the she. Because you can’t have she without Him, anyway.