Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: God Makes Me Competent

Hello friends, please check out this guest post I wrote for a fellow Christian blogger, Katy @ unblemished. I shared my struggle with impostor syndrome and how I overcome it.

The Unblemished blog has a collection of faith stories and testimonies written by Christian women. If you have a story to share, please contact Katy.

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Have you ever felt like you do not belong at the table despite bringing something to the table? Have you ever felt undeserving of a position despite being overqualified?  You may be struggling with impostor syndrome. While it is not an official psychological condition, impostor syndrome is known as a condition that affects many high achievers or successful people. It is a denial of personal achievements and competency despite evidences of success.

Last year, I sat in a room filled with business owners, directors, managers, and other individuals in top positions on their jobs. Suddenly, I began to think I did not belong there.  An overwhelming feeling of incompetency came upon me.  Lies flooded my head as everyone introduced themselves. I told myself, “you do not have a quarter of the experience these people have, you should not be here”, “you are not that smart, you are here by…

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The New Year's Tag

The New Year’s Tag was created by big brother Matt at Jesusluvsall’s blog to reflect on the past year. He exudes the love of God and love for people in his blog posts and interaction with other bloggers. Big brother Matt is called big brother for many reasons but these two reasons sums it all up- he…

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

"Sleep in Heavenly peace" is a beautiful melodic phrase taken from the timeless Christmas Carol classic, Silent Night. Baby Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords slept peacefully in his makeshift crib in a humble stall, while Herod and Jerusalem were troubled about his birth (Matthew 2:3). The fully grown Jesus slept so…

A Short Christmas Message

Giving to someone who cannot return the favor is one of the most joyful things to do. As parents, we give the gift of time, love, money, and more to our children because that's what parents do, and most times we expect nothing in return. Especially when our children are developmentally incapable of giving back.…

Netflix: The First Temptation of Christ

It's Christmas season and Netflix thought it wise to portray Jesus as gay in The First Temptation of Christ. Jesus loves and died for everyone with different 'sexual orientation' but He was not gay. Neither was He a drunkard as portrayed by another Netflix comedy. Such disrespect for the Christian faith should not be encouraged.…

End of Semester

Wow! I submitted my final paper for the semester one hour ago, and it feels so good to finally get a break. While I enjoyed reading articles and writing about the human brain, parent-child relationship, infant mental health, and all things early childhood development, I feel relieved from the pressure of meeting assignment deadlines. It…

Christmas Is About Giving and Receiving

In God's kingdom, giving and receiving are important. While it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35), receiving is also important. How can we fulfill God's purpose for our lives if we do not receive God's free gifts and enjoy the benefits of being a giver (Luke 6:38). Yesterday, I read a…

The Season of Joy

What a joy to see the first day in December! How did you feel when you woke up this morning? I felt like the atmosphere shifted for good, and my heart was thankful for the new season. While there have been attempts to make the Christmas season less about Jesus, it is hard to deny…

What Do Christians Owe Humanity?

Have you ever found yourself thinking or saying, "I don't owe anybody anything "? I have. The Bible says you and I owe something. We owe humanity the gift of love. Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.…

Thank You

Today and everyday, I am thankful for everyone following and reading this blog. Your comments, likes, reblogs, tags, and words of encouragement are invaluable. I am also thankful for every blogger followed by the Christian Mommas blog. Thank you for blessing us with inspiring messages, and sharing your faith and life with the blogging community.…

Giving Tuesday: Bible Smuggling Operation

Battle Buddies in Christ, Here is your chance to do something illegal without going to jail. Join me in a Bible Smuggling operation on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Operation Bible Smuggling is an ongoing strategic effort to increase access to the Bible in places where Christians are persecuted. Funds can be deployed HERE. Please…

FIGHT with Family this Thanksgiving

Yes, you read that right. FIGHT! In a few days, we will celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. A day American families near and far gather together to celebrate life and family. It is a holiday of joy and conflict. I suggest that we do the following to position ourselves for a memorable and joyful…

Caregiver and Teacher Appreciation

Teachers are one of the most powerful people in the world. They hold a position of influence and the future of the world depends on how they use the power of influence. From daycare to graduate school, those in teaching positions influence our perception of self and the world. Unfortunately, some of these powerful people…

I Don’t Have to, I Get To

Last year, I wrote a private blog post after watching a video that heightened my sense of gratitude. Despite having a challenging week, my sense of gratitude remains intact tonight. I am very thankful for the gift of life. Life feels less overwhelming when we think positively about the things we do. Let's say 'I…

Thanksgiving Memories: Traditions and Thoughts

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that doesn’t need to be overwhelming. It is a day to reflect on the goodness of the Lord and be thankful for all that has happened so far that year and anticipate what you expect God to do for the rest of the year. It’s a day to chill, enjoy good food and good company.

Reflection: The Army Values

I believe the willingness of soldiers to lay down their lives for one another and their nation is due to military indoctrination (transformation of civilians to military members) and the bond formed over time. The truth is that one cannot continue to think and live like a civilian when one decides to join the military.

Two Ways to Honor Military Veterans

I will be honest that I did not join the military hoping to go to war. I am thankful I did not have to. Some of my "battle buddies" wanted to deploy and retire. I just wanted to serve and leave. While I left the military with physical injuries, others left with both physical and…

Adoption Awareness Month: My Adoption Story

My life would have been different if my grandfather and aunt did not give me the gift of opportunity. That is what children in institutions need, an opportunity to be a child, have a family, to be loved and have somewhere they too can call home.....

Persecution of the Church

Most moms would lay down their lives for their children. We have said yes to C-Section to save our babies from distress. The joy of having a newborn makes us forget the pain and risks. We can rip apart a lion, walk through fire, and rip out our hearts to save our children. You know…

One Year Blog Anniversary!!!

My team and I would like to thank you for visiting this blog, liking our posts, commenting, and building this community with us. On the 18th of September 2018, Christian Mommas started as a private blog and was published publicly on November 2, 2018. The goal of each contributor is to reveal God's love. My…