I have been in the stage of my journey, were I have been questioning a lot. "Am I able to do this? Look at those other people crushing it, what am I doing? Will this work out?" and so on and so on. The thing with being an encourager is that people presume that you have it all together. That you know how to rise above every circumstance. That you have a fix for every situation. That you are there to shoulder others and that we have mastered your own, 'deepest and darkest.' The fact is, I need the words that come through me as much as those you who are reading these pages. I struggle and have struggled. And I am glad for it. Because then I know how others feel. And our experiences make us powerful. It allows us to remind others of the capabilities inside them. I know who I am. I have spent decades developing that knowledge. I know what I am called to do and nothing will stop me living that dream. However it doesn't mean I don't struggle. It doesn't mean I
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Have you ever thought that? There you are - in a situation you don't quite know if you are equipped to handle - wondering if you will make a mess of your life. I have been there too! There is a lot of pressure to know it all. I remember having those feelings as a kid, teen, young adult - my goodness last week - just faking my way through situations so I wouldn't appear foolish or unprepared. As I write this piece, I am thinking to myself, 'enough is enough.' Where did the idea, that I had to know everything, come from? Why do I feel foolish if I don't know the answer to a question? Why do I feel unprepared if something happens that I have never, ever, tackled before? Is it society? Does society expect us to succeed so much, that we just have to do life on a wing and prayer and hope that no one finds out that we actually don't know what we are doing? Is it cultural? Does it come from the things we were taught? 'Don't show anyone you weaknesses.