A wise man once said; Before you can discover what God has called you to do, or reach your full potential, you’ve got to find a lasting basis on which to build your self-worth. Every one of us is moulded by the words we’ve heard and in most cases, it’s usually the ones we shouldn’t have heard. Have you heard of the sceneries where a mother of two was asked if she’d still have children if she had to do it over again? Sure, she responded, “just not the same two!” You smile right? Well, many of us grew up with words that made us feel less and unimportant, unqualified and unwanted. Those were the words that formed our shadow beliefs.Where ever you are today, look at your beliefs, they got you there.!



Dorothy Law Nolte writes: if a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn, if he lives with hostility, he learns to fight, if he lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy, if he lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty, if he lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient. If he lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident, if he lives with fairness, he learns justice, if he lives with security, he learns to have faith, if he lives with approval, he learns to like himself, if he lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.




If you know deep inside that you are good and better and that where you are isn’t where you should be, you need not articulate them, it becomes the constant in your life. Just as your belief can move you forward, your shadow-beliefs can hold you back as well. I am pretty sure you are wondering what your shadow beliefs are? They are the tiny little voice in your head that tells you are not able, not worthy, or that you will never make it. “What are your shadow beliefs?”

Today I challenge you to bring them out into the light and expose them to God’s word. Don’t let them control you, or decide your future. Refuse to translate any thought into a word if it contradicts what God says about you. Believe me, you can’t speak death over your dreams and expect to see them come to life. Ephesians 1:4 “He hath chosen us…. before the foundation of the world”. Even if nobody showed you or valued you in any way, value yourself and remember this verse and how it dispels all rejection by letting you know that God chose you. God called you to be His child, handcrafted for a specific purpose, chosen to be part of his body here on earth at precisely this time and in this precise location! On my blog! wow!..smiles.

Remember that you are not just any piece of wood that fell through a crack and God said, “Oh, alright let’s go ahead and add it to the house.” Hell no! You came pre-cut to fit a particular place that nobody else but you can fill. So stop trying to be like somebody else and start flying before you fall away. I am sure that if you give up being who you are just so you can be like them, you’ll end up being somebody God doesn’t need you to be. Think and believe that regardless of what you like or dislike about yourself, you gotta be okay, because God chose you.

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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talk, and Penprofile.com. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe's blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add more value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for assisting clients in setting tangible goals. She is accommodating and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others achieve their goals. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and various websites have learned from her writing style, and it has helped them get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped many bloggers, and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading her excellent posts. She loves dessert,t especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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