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  • Writer's pictureNicole Wade

Overcome Imposter Syndrome; You have a Higher Purpose to Fulfill

Someone once said, "life is what you make it". If you've lived for a while, you may know that there is truth to this statement. God has granted us control over the choices we make in life. We may understand that we have free will, yet we may not understand how deeply this free will and even, free-dom expands. I think that often we place self imposed restrictions on our ability to express ourselves because of our incorrect interpretation of faith-based principles. While we should live with principle, we have to understand the mandate on each of us to express our life missions and help others in theirs, is equally important. When we fully get this is the expectation of our Creator, we will loosen the grips of imposture syndrome. When w

e understand that our daily labor is only a vehicle by which we are enabled to interact with others and add value to them through our own divine gifts, we show up to work with a more positive outlook. Even at a job that we feel isn't fullfilling our purpose, we learn to project our purpose in the space we are given. When we understand that expressing ourselves to the fullest is not being "extra", "too much", "over the top", we take the limitations off of ourselves to please others. Instead, when we express our authentic selves with wisdom, measure, and sobriety, we are bringing an element to our environment that can only we can bring. When we allow ourselves to truly practice who we are, and not just imagine it, we give imposture syndrome a huge sock in the nose. And, finally a sure fire way to overcome imposture syndrome is with the understanding that we are not to come to work, or to life to please others, but to work as we are working for the Lord. With this mindset, we know that we can be free to be ourselves! We are to be ourselves and perfom the service that we alone can render to be of assistance, of leadership, of service to others. We are obligated to share ourselves- our true selves!

So no more worrying about who we are or are not pleasing, if we are qualified to be in this or that position. More of thanking Creator God for placing us there and asking Him to help us perform to our best abilities. More to taking chances and betting on ourselves and our gut intuitions. More listening to the voice within that when consulted with, will for sure let us know when to hold and when to fold. For the soul that is purely searching God's best for themself, coming to their daily life with confidence that their purpose matters and can only be achieved through expressing it, imposture syndrome has no power! Go forward in faith and not second guessing!

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