“I want to stop comparing and celebrating who God made me to be.”
Let’s talk about weaknesses…
We all have them, and you can’t escape them! They are intentional… if we were all great at everything, who would we need?
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
As a woman, a mother and a coach with ADHD, I have learned many systems, tools and strategies that help me create workarounds for my daily challenges with executive dysfunction. These workarounds allow me to serve my clients and be the best mom I can be while honouring who I am and living out my core values.
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
So many of the women I work with have so much guilt and shame around the daily accommodations that they have created for themselves. Hiding their systems or To do’s lists away, so others won’t see “what they need to get through the day.”
We compare ourselves to our friends, colleagues and spouses. We tell ourselves we don’t measure up to their success; we need to be faster, more productive, perfect and accomplish more and more each day. Our calendars and planners must be perfect, with every minute accounted for. Somewhere along the way, our productivity got weaved into our worth, value, and who we are! We convince our souls that we just don’t measure up to these world standards! The good news is… we are called to something different!
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
What if this truth penetrated deep into our hearts and minds?
Consider this, what if the way we do it is just fine?… what if our way is the right way for us?… what if our way isn’t wrong? But instead, it’s just right and perfect for us!
God has created us all uniquely, that includes every part of us. You are not broken; you do not need to be fixed.
I leave you today with these reflection questions….
What would it be like to live your life so that you’re proud of who you are, the struggles, the weaknesses and the strengths? Do you do what you need to do without comparing it to how others do it? Do you celebrate your natural ability to be creative, resourceful and whole?
We seldom consider how our current struggles might prepare us for future service, yet God often equips us to serve others as a result of our most painful experiences. Though I was completely unaware of it at the time, through living with my own ADHD and raising children with ADHD, God gave me the gift of His comfort so that I could share it with others through their struggles. Your trials will enable you to do the same.
P.S. Before you go… Get your copy of my Bible Journaling Digital Workbook For Women With ADHD.