Recently I had a conversation with a friend who was looking for a job. This friend is a strong, independent, self sufficient woman who had a few hard knocks and was ready, really ready to get back out there.
She had submitted a few resumes and wasn’t getting the results she was looking for.
We chatted via text one morning.
I’m feeling very “labeled” today- I guess the enemy is chirping in my ear.
I thought to myself, how does one feel labeled?
I didn’t have to think very long.
As a woman, the same as many women, we feel labeled but mostly we label ourselves.
Because she is my friend, her labels were something like this
She felt not good enough
She felt like a loser
She felt …….
How many of us label ourselves?
How about everyday?
The last few weeks I have felt unworthy. I have felt grateful but undeserving .
Why? Why do we label ourselves in such a way when those around us say the opposite? Why do we never feel worthy?
A conversation was had with the same friend a few week later.
Things were going well. The perfect job was received. The labels were fading, at least under those current circumstances.
I asked her what her label was now?
Obedient was her answer.
She was so grateful for her new job that she knew without a doubt was a gift was God.
Why are we self doubting?
Usually I write as like a diary but this time, I would love your thoughts?
Do men have the same thoughts and do they label themselves?
Why are women so self doubting?
Why do we not feel worthy?
Why do we harbor so much guilt?
Riding the #strugglebus