As a young person, beginning around 14 years old, I remember catching myself in a mirror and spending time just staring at myself. I would stare at myself, looking behind my eyes – and asking myself “Who are you?” I would look deeply; however, it was as if I was looking into an abyss – there was nothing there. I would become so frightening that I would have to look away.
I look back now and it is not surprising that it was frightening to be in this world and not have an answer to the very profound question of “Who are you?” A couple of days ago I found myself standing there staring at myself and peering deeply behind my eyes and not blinking or becoming overwhelmed. Rather, 40 years later, I found myself probing deeper, asking myself “How did you get here?” “Where do you want to go from here?” “How can you do better?” I had an answer to each of those questions.
I have been wondering about what caused the difference. Obviously, a lot has happened in 40 years, but the most significant change is that I became a Christian when I was 18 years old.
When you know:
You cease to be frightened and can move with purpose and power.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
Glory To God For All That He Has Done
Blessings - Janice
Associate Certified Coach, ICF