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The Power of Believing in Yourself

Whatever follows, I AM will come looking for you.

I was listening to a podcast from a known pastor and came across one of the episodes entitled “The Power Of I Am,” which changed how I look at myself.

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Growing up as a middle child made me very insecure. I struggled to be a younger sister to our firstborn and an older one to our youngest. I lived under the shadows of my older sister and was compared to a lot, especially in elementary and high school. I was also scrutinized when I acted as an older sibling to my brother. It was hard.

It was always a struggle for me to find my worth. I relied on other people’s views before deciding what clothes to wear, what to eat, or even which job to take. I became unhappy that I could not make my own decision. I procrastinated and looked down on myself. I was becoming negative.

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The podcast episode made me think about how the power of the mind combined with the power of words can change your life. Since then, I have started using affirmations and my gratitude journal (through my phone app). I slowly started telling positive affirmations to myself, believing in myself and what I could do. I have never sought validations from other people since then. I finally found some peace of mind about what I wanted for myself. I have gained more confidence in myself and moved forward through these affirmations.

I suggest you try it. Tell yourself daily how wonderful you are and see how things can change.



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Maria Abellana

Maria Abellana


Professionally, I am a freelance writer and blogger. But one thing trumps them all: Motherhood