imposter syndrome: “a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.”Merriam Webster
This is what the spirit of rejection does to you. Everything you do—every GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT that came from God, the Father of Lights—is made to feel like it is nothing. It wasn’t that great. It was “aight”. You could have done better. Somebody DEFINITELY can do it better than you-watch this ANOINTED one do it. #preachingtomyselfnow
It starts out coming from out of people’s mouths then lodges itself in your heart. I can remember the very first person who told me I wasn’t good at playing the piano. I was 11. The first adult who told me I wouldn’t ever be anything because my daddy didn’t want me. I was 8. The first teacher who told me I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was. I was 16. The first professor who told me my poems and my writing weren’t that good. I was 20. The first time I was told I wasn’t the “right kind of saved” because I grew up Baptist. I was 34. Our the person who questioned the authenticity of my gift of tongues (age 38) or prophecy (age 40) or discernment (6 months ago) or teaching (not too long ago actually—apparently I’m too deep or too hood depending on the day of the week)🤷🏾♀️.
But see that’s the thing about being baptized in the Holy Ghost. As you submerge your life in Christ, you get REAL good at smiling and saying, “I don’t receive that, but thank you.” #resist #fatheroflies
Your oil costs too much to let people waste it or let it spoil on the shelf. People out here need what God has placed within you. You aren’t fake—in fact, you are EXACTLY what God is looking for in these last days: authentic. (That’s not for those of you still willfully sinning, tho. Getchoself together in Christ😒). God made you with a purpose in mind for HIS good pleasure, my friend. You’re justified AND sanctified AND grafted into the family. No fraud alert here. 💁🏾♀️
You were made for this.