HOW WE ACTUALLY ARE OUR HARSHEST CRITICS + OUR OWN SELF INFLICTED LIMITATIONS // another passionate post

October 1, 2017
we limit ourselves

"I'm not smart enough"
"what if I fail??..."
"I'm scared."
"They are expecting everything from me!!"
"THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE GEESH"
+ 2409501934441497054 other excuses

here I go again. I'm the type of person who listens to a lot of people. I know a bunch of you. You've told me your stories - some more than others. I try to be there. I try to be honest (also curve my terrible bluntness) but tbh, it's just a lot of trying. like. i'm just a kid in this massive world. I really don't know what I'm talking about.

but there are some things I think I know about. And, man, this thing called passion is part of me. I can't stand thinking that you're stuck bc of your fears.

My best friend and I started something two months ago. We dared each other to do one incredibly scary thing a month. She left for college. I applied for a job. It sparked something in me. I didn't want to wait anymore cuz I was listening to the thoughts of;

"julia you'll die out there"
"you're inexperienced."
"WHY WOULD THEY WANT YOU?!"

We would call each other completely dying over our scary things. but, we were doing them. And, I got that job interview. I got that job. She's thriving at college. We are still struggling. I'm exhausted from the change (also from finishing up my summer job + my new library one) LIKE THIS STUFF IS TOUGH

but.
we.
are.
doing.
it.

this is us right girlie?

Limitations aren't something you're born with - they are things you decide for yourself.  Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. But, those aren't even limitations for him!
When you say you can't do something, it's bc you've decided you can't. Sure, there are a lot of reasons behind that decision, but lets face it. most of them are bc of



There are moments of frustration. Of hitting that wall of fears, but I'm ready to give you a boost and I'm encouraging you to find a way over, around, under, that wall. Who knows! Maybe you'll even find a door. 

It's time to give glory to God for the strengths He has instilled in you. believe me, there are lots. 
friends, critic yourself less. limit yourself less. no more fears. do the hard thing. do the scary thing. it's actually fun and rewarding. 


DO YOU CRITIC AND LIMIT YOURSELF?
NAME ONE THING YOU'RE TRYING TO OVERCOME + ONE THING YOU HAVE



28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. Blogger mustn't like me. IT DID IT AGAIN. (Ate my comment. Crumbs and all.)

    Lemme try again.

    I loved this post!!! This has actually been on my heart for the past few months. Especially to do with pursuing our dreams/passions and being fearless.

    (Also, Nick Vujicic is like, one of my life inspirations. XD And Bethany Hamilton. And Sadie Robertson. And...) (He's an Aussie. *nods head proudly*)

    I sure as heck do! But I've definitely been focusing on doing that less, and wow, it really makes so much of a difference. Honestly, I've been praying for God to help me be fearless, and also to give me some self-confidence (you know, not because of ME, but because of HIM) and it's honestly been amazing to see what he's been doing with my life. One thing that I'm trying to overcome is a fear of not being able to pursue my passions/dreams (whether it be I'm not good enough or lack of opportunities). One thing I have overcome is the doubts of not having self-confidence (at least, for the most part I have ;)) and the fear of pain.

    HERE'S TO OVERCOMING AND OVERTURNING OUR FEARS, LIVING OUR LIFE WITH JOY AND PASSION AND EXPERIENCING SO MANY ADVENTURES WITH JESUS!

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    1. MAN WHAT IS WRONG WITH BLOGGER (also thank you for being so awesome. "crumbs and all" k so that made me grin)

      I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU HAVE SO MUCH PATIENCE - I totally would have been like ehhhhh nm

      it has?!?!?! that is fantastic girlie!! yes. fearless. yes yes yes <3

      #HONESTY thank you for that. Honesty is hard to come by <3 that is a beautiful prayer. tbh...one I should be asking. Thank YOU girl. and LOOK AT YOU AWESOME HUMAN YOU ARE WORDING THIS WAY BETTER THAN ME. *yells to everyone to read over Gabby's comment and forget my post* I'm serious. So proud of you. <3

      YESSSSSSSSSSS! HERE IS TO TOSSING THOSE FEARS ASIDE AND RUNNING WITH JESUS CUZ WE ARE FREE IN HIM

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  2. This post is exactly what I needed today! It is so true that we are our worst critics and a lot of times our fears are what get in the way of our accomplishments.

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    1. oh I'm so glad, Nabila!! *hugs* and wow you worded it perfectly. I may need to rewrite this post and add some quotes from you

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  3. This is so inspiring, Julia! you always have a way of wording and explaining things so perfectly :) I honestly didn't come to this realization before I read this post, but it's strikingly true...We can choose to create limitations for ourselves and prevent ourselves from reaching our goals...or we could work around what may hinder us and basically just rock life :))

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    1. no srsly it's not perfect..at all. I'm far from that. BUT THANK YOU JOLLY. also wow you're right - it is like preventing ourselves from reaching goals. totally true. KEEP BEING BRILLIANT GIRL

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  4. Wow. This was BEAUTIFUL!
    I mean, wow. You are NOT just a kid in the world! You are GOD'S PERFECTLY SHAPED AND FLAWLESSLY CRAFTED kid in HIS world!!
    I've been trying to overcome my compassion. I got bullied at one point (I'll spare you the sob story), and I couldn't bring myself to tell anyone so the bullies would rise to their natural consequences. I couldn't do it. BUT I DID. It was through friends, family and the Holy Spirit that I did though.

    BRILLIANT
    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. GIRL
      well tbh I really feel like a kid but thannnks ;) YOU ARE SO SWEET!!!!!
      wow. that's hard!! BUT YAY LOOK AT YOU IM SO PROUD OF YOU. you've got this. TOTALLY. *hugs* also I'm always here for you jsyk <3

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    2. YOU ARE JUST AS SWEET!!!
      Awwwww, same here girl. Whatever you need. No matter how many hugs. No matter how many prayers. IMMA HERE.

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    3. GAH <3 XD
      awww thanks so much Amelia *hugs*

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  5. Gahhhh Julia!
    Your amazing okay?! Thanks for being there for me, listening and encouraging me to do the right things! I love you more than words can describe!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. DUDE HOW DID I MISS THIS COMMENT?!?!?!
      nah thats you to me like 24/7. LOVE YOU MOSTEST

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  6. Aw I loved this post so much, such a beautiful piece! I definitely feel uplifted and inspired, can't wait to read more :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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    1. oh goodness, thank you girl!! also HELLO *grins* that's exactly what I hoped! So glad you feel inspired <3

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  7. "Our God is limitless." That is honestly so profound though. I just want to remember this always. <3

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    1. and HE IS. isn't that beautiful!?! <3 girl you're precious *hugs*

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  8. Nick Vucjicic is so amazing and inspires me so much! Have you read his book? He is the best <33
    And yesssss we must not limit ourselves. Although we can't help everyone or overcome everything the Bible says clearly to be bold, something that's very important. It's funny cause I wrote 4 pages out of different passions the Lord has given me, and then I see this. I love your point to it <333

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    1. isn't he!? And, I've read all three! <3
      dude for sure. and woah, you wrote 4 pages on it?! That's the coolest thing! hmmmmm maybe I should do that ;)

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    2. Yes yes and yes ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
      You should!

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  9. YES PREACH! It's such a self esteem booster when we do something that we think is impossible for us. Thank you for being so encouraging and sharing this! :)

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    1. HEY TRUTH THERE ERIN! Gracious it's like YOU'VE GOT THIS is suddenly truth and you can move onto the next impossible thing. I love that <3

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  10. I don't even know what to say. Just.... *sobs*
    How in the world did you know that I just had the most stressful, tear-filled day I've had in a long time, and that I literally felt like crawling into bed and never coming out?!
    I was feeling ready to give up, and just swallow myself in self-pity.
    Thank you!

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    1. *sobs with you* *sniffs* girl I totally get you
      and uhm..tbh, I didn't but I KNEW SOMEONE WAS SO GIRL GUESS WHAT THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO YOU. not joking in the least <3
      and don't give up. I'm here -- we can get through the days together <3
      THANK YOU

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    2. I just love you so much, Julia! *Sobs and hugs you tight*

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  11. I love the idea of doing one scary thing a month! I may have to try that.

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    1. oh really?! that's fantastic! I would love to know how it works for you <3

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  12. THIS POST IS REALLY GOOD

    now I have a little more inspiration to face the upcoming week thanks :) GOD IS GOOD & LIFE IN HIM IS LIMITLESS YESS

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    1. NAH GIRL YOU ARE SPECIAL

      awwwwww same. thanks. AND DUDE YAH TOTALLY WE GOT THIS IN HIM *points up and hugs you at the same time somehow*

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