“I want to stop comparing and celebrating who God made me to be.”
Let’s talk about weaknesses…
We all have them, 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 supports, systems and strategies that help me create work-arounds for my daily challenges with executive dysfunction. These work-arounds allow me to serve my clients, be the best mom and I can be while honoring who I am and what I believe.
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 and accomplish more each day. Our calendar and planners need to be perfect with every minute accounted for. We convince our souls that we just don’t measure up, even knowing the truth that Jesus tells us about who we are…
We say we believe these things, but do we truly let it penetrate deep into our hearts?
But 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 rather 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 this question….
What would it be like to live your life in a way that you’re proud of who you are, the struggles, the weaknesses and the strengths? You celebrate your natural ability to be creative, resourceful and whole?
Before you go… Check out the link below for your copy of my Bible Journaling Digital Workbook For Women With ADHD.
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 was giving me the gift of His comfort so that I could share it with other people through their struggles. Your trials will enable you to do the same.