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Lessons from Naomi on Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Lessons from Naomi on Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Last Sunday, we discussed what Naomi can teach us about:

  • Fear of failure
  • How to overcome it

In that devotional, I particularly focused on Ruth 1:20-21 which says:

But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi [meaning "pleasant"] call me Mara [meaning "bitter"] for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the Lord has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”

 

On inspecting that scripture further, I realised that it didn't just:

  1. Speak of Naomi's mindset
  2. Give insight about the fear of failure and how it works, as I said last week

But it also gives us some insight into imposter syndrome- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.

Here's a little bit of what you can expect in terms of:

TOPICS DISCUSSED

  • What imposter syndrome is and why it seems to affect women more than men
  • How imposter syndrome causes us to act like Naomi in "changing our names"
  • 3 practical; actionable tips for overcoming imposter syndrome today
  • And much more!

SOUND GOOD, LOVELY?

Great! Do whatever it is that you need to do to get comfortable so you can watch and enjoy the video below.

Lessons from Orpah on Success (And what NOT to do!)

Lessons from Orpah on Success (And what NOT to do!)

To a certain degree, Orpah reminds me of Vashti. Like Vashti, Orpah appears in a book of the Bible that chronicles one of our most celebrated matriarchs of the faith's life (Vashti is mentioned in the book of Esther, whereas Orpah is mentioned in Ruth). Yet, neither of these ladies are remembered and held in as high regard as their more esteemed counterparts (Esther and Ruth respectively). Despite this, there are still lessons to be gleaned from each of these women as to why that is. For example, Vashti has already given us lessons on (the importance of) obedience and today, we are going to take lessons from Orpah on how to be successful.

An Interview with Jess on Ruth

An Interview with Jess on Ruth

Today's piece comes from the lovely Jess of jessrealloutiman.tumblr.com, where she collects and displays inspiring images and quotes about faith and life in general. Read on as she talks about Ruth, why she is her favourite woman of the Bible and the lessons that we (as modern women) can learn from her.

An Interview with Dija Henry on Ruth

An Interview with Dija Henry on Ruth

Today's interview feature comes from the lovely Dija Henry, an actress, writer and film maker. You can find out more about her and her exciting projects at Dijahenry.com. For now, enjoy as she discusses Ruth (her favourite woman of the Bible) and what the events of her life teach us, as modern women:

An Interview with Eleanor Akaho on Ruth

An Interview with Eleanor Akaho on Ruth

Today we have the privilege of hearing words of wisdom from Eleanor Akaho who, in her own words is:

"A mental health practitioner, who is passionate about personal development, travelling and writing. One of my most important causes is educating the general public about mental health in order to help reduce stigma towards those with these difficulties. 

I believe that my purpose in life is to be a light, which is coincidentally the meaning of my name! In keeping with this, I aim to reflect qualities of God such as warmth, hope and enlightenment. My journey so far has taught me how important it is to be my authentic self and embrace that person. I hope that my future works will encourage others (especially girls and young women) on their own personal quests for wisdom and sense of purpose."

With being said, read on as she explains why Ruth is her favourite woman of the Bible, how she ties in with Eleanor's testimony and what we, as modern Christian women, can learn from Ruth.

An Interview with Deb Wolf on Ruth, Deborah, Eunice and Esther

An Interview with Deb Wolf on Ruth, Deborah, Eunice and Esther

Today's interview feature comes from Deb Wolf of Countingmyblessings.com, where she writes about "faith and life" in general. Read on as she expands upon Ruth, Deborah, Eunice and Esther (her 4 favourite women of the Bible), why she identifies with them and what we, as modern women, can learn from each one.

An Interview with Michelle Shaw on Ruth and Hannah

An Interview with Michelle Shaw on Ruth and Hannah

Today's interview installment comes from a really dear and beloved friend of mine, Michelle Shaw- without whom this blog may not have come into existence (because the firm talking to she gave me a few years ago- basically telling me to stop complaining about my present circumstances and make more use of my gifts- was one of the catalysts to me writing in this particular niche).

This blessed woman of God, like most of us, balances many roles. She is a pillar in her community, working as a teacher by profession in addition to serving her church as a minister in training and much more- all while balancing her familial duties as a mother, sister, daughter, auntie, cousin, friend and (most recently) grandma! The depth of wisdom provided in her interview is therefore just as multifaceted, given that she chose to discuss her two favourite women of the Bible (Ruth and Hannah) and how they reflect the many different seasons we may encounter, as women, along our faith walk: