“Karen’s Noggin’ 🧠 Nuggets” #6 ~ August 26, 2022
GET ME OUT OF THE CIRCUS! LET ME JUST BE ME!!!
Is it just possible that I can become successful at what ‘the world’ considers failures?
As I’m creating blogs and revealing my weakness, failures, shortcoming, struggles, and ‘not so proud moments, I’m struck with the thought that….wouldn’t that just be like God, to use what some would consider defeats, deficiencies, and ‘not good enough to shine a light on the things we’re too ashamed of and try so hard to keep hidden. Heaven forbid someone would know ‘this’ or ‘that’ about me. All to help others.
We focus on strengths and what we’re good at and that’s a good thing. I’ve even been guilty of saying, ‘if you focus too much on your weakness, your strengths will suffer, and you’ll just have strong weaknesses. I’m now reminded, once again that God can use those weaknesses and turn them around to look like strengths!!!
I love how The Passion Translation describes the weakness issue. “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to relieve me of this. But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So, I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. So I’m not defeated by my weakness but delighted! For when I feel my weakness and endure mistreatment—when I’m surrounded with troubles on every side and face persecution because of my love for Christ—I am made yet stronger. For my weakness becomes a portal to God’s power.”
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 TPT
There’s a new sense of freedom and ‘hey, this is me, love it or leave it attitude. As I put each little nugget of my life on display for the world to put their critical microscope over it. I’m no longer concerned about what it will find because that microscope has always been distorted and it will always be flawed.
This is who I am! I was born with ADHD and I will die with ADHD. I am one of the 1 in 10 who have a genetic neurological disorder.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a young girl. My Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit have been my best friend since I can remember. They have been with me through this whole crazy life and the adventures just get better with time.
I can not ignore who I am and you can not ignore who you are!
I’m continuing to trust The Lord to lead me and guide me in what I write. Journaling has always been an amazing resource for me to process my thoughts. And now I have the opportunity to journal for a bigger purpose. The stories, no matter how embarrassing, can give someone hope, encouragement, insight, and maybe some inspiration. In this journey of taking a step of faith and learning to be okay with being vulnerable, I’m learning a new mantra, JUST BE ME!!!
After so many years of struggling to fit in, finding my way in this world, doing what others think I should do, go here, go there, do this, do that, by this age you should have this accomplished, etc…and the list is endless. No wonder I have felt dizzy and on the verge of fainting most of my life. I have had a habit of fainting since I can remember and with all the tests that have been run on me, they could never find anything wrong. Now I know…I just needed to get out of the world’s circus. Get me off the merry-go-round, off the Ferris wheel, roller coasters, and get me away from all the bright lights, bells, and whistles of the world. I have enough things spinning around in my head, that I don’t need the world’s expectations of who and what I should be. JUST LET ME BE!
Put me in nature with the sunshine, birds, breeze, water, sunshine, and rain. The sounds and smells are amazing and of course, the sunset is invigorating.
I’ve always known that I was unique and different. That was once seen as a weakness and now I see that as my biggest strength. I wasn’t born to live someone else’s life; I was born to live my life and to live it to the fullest. To use the gifts, skills, and talents that God has put in me so I can give back in my unique way of JUST BEING ME!
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Thank you for reading “Karen’s Noggin’🧠 Nuggets” #6 ~ August 26, 2022