This post is not going to be long at all… Just sharing a random thought and that is that ‘you absolutely have something to offer’. It may be difficult to offer right now or you may be super overwhelmed by your current season and not feel like you have the capacity to offer anyone anything but I just need you to remember that truly you do have something to offer.
This is difficult to believe when we don’t see others needing us or expecting much from us, well expecting anything of value anyways. That is hard… The opposite may be true for you where many people are expecting so much of you (and they mean well) but you literally have nothing to offer or you feel you have nothing of value to offer, what happened with me during my rock bottom days people would say they saw so much in me and that I had so much to offer. I genuinely thought they were deluded and were lying to me to make me feel better about my current season ( I know wild lol but it was so true). I now look back and compare it to where I am today I am in such a better place and I am learning what I am able to offer every day. I offer non judgemental love, I offer testimonial of my past and different methods that aided my recovery, I offer joy, I offer hope, I offer help, I offer a voice for those who were misunderstood, manipulated and abused, I offer friendship. I am discovering more as I go! So please don’t give up hope. You have breath thus there is still hope.
Hear this, you have so much to offer. You are just on a journey of discovering what those things are or rediscovering :-).
Articulating what is on the inside of us can be difficult , because thoughts like “who needs this, no one will listen, that other person would be better off doing or saying this than me, am I even qualified to speak on this? What if I fail?”. I have been there, I feel like I am still fighting my way through! Praise Jesus I am making progress and you absolutely can too.
What’s the next step you can take? the first one I would suggest is just saying out loud to your self what’s below. I just did it and it was quite powerful. We need to hear ourselves sometimes! Well I would say everyday.
“I have something to offer, I have something to offer this world and before I leave this world the world must hear it, experience it and know it. I have something great to offer this world and it is going to serve those that hear, experience and know it. I will not be silenced and my gifting will not be quenched.”
I said this post would not be a long one so I will stop here. I hope it has encouraged you to keep going and wanting to do better. You are so amazing, even if you do not feel it right now.
What is it that you know you have to offer the world that you personally think is insignificant or you are fearful to share? I want to hear from you. I offer you my ear and I offer you my heart, I also offer my hand. I want to help.
I love you. You are loved.