Living Counter Cultural – The Imposter Syndrome

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Most of us have two lives. The one we live and the one we dream about. In between these two lives is a huge obstacle called “resistance”. 

What does this resistance look like? FEAR = FLASE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL.

I asked myself, who are these thieves who want to come and steal my dream? Guess what the answer was??? “The Imposter Syndrome Thief”.

 

Impostor syndrome (IS) refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. While this definition is usually narrowly applied to intelligence and achievement, it has links to perfectionism and the social context.

To put it simply, imposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony—you feel as though at any moment you are going to be found out as a fraud—like you don’t belong where you are, and you only got there through dumb luck. It can affect anyone no matter their social status, work background, skill level, or degree of expertise. –verywellmind.com

 

A person with impostor syndrome has:

  • a sense of being a fraud

  • fear of being discovered

  • difficulty internalizing their success – medicalnewstoday.com

 

Living Counter Cultural

If I want to stand up tall for truth, begin to walk in the way of truth, regain my voice of truth and share my convictions of truth, I must know who God is in me, and who I am in Him.

I have to know the person of the Way, the Truth and the Light.

 

To get past impostor syndrome, you need to start asking yourself some hard questions. They might include things such as the following:

  • “What core beliefs do I hold about myself?”

  • “Do I believe I am worthy of love as I am?”

  • “Must I be perfect for others to approve of me?”

Indeed some hard questions.
I can try myself to overcome this imposter by:
  • extracting the self-doubt
  • seeking support from friends and family
  • trying to change this distorted system of belief about oneself

We Need to Sit at Wisdom’s Table

To live counter cultural is to begin to swim upstream against the flow. To stand tall  counter culturally,  we need the wisdom of Solomon.

We have all been given a space of trust and a God given ability to pursue possibilities and big dreams.
 What is the resistance to my dream, my destiny, walking in my truth?
  • Am I  dealing with imposter syndrome?
  • Do I feel like a fraud in any area of my life?
  • Am I doubting my ability to achieve?
  • Is there a robber?
What is preventing you/me from living counter cultural, standing up for righteousness, justice and truth?

 

 

References

verywellmind.com

medicalnewstoday.com

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