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WHAT IS IT ABOUT CONVICTIONS?

5 May

“If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.”

What do I believe in?
What is most important to me?
What do I not want to compromise on?

If you can answer these questions, you will know what you have a conviction about. Or in other words, what you believe in or want for your life.

Lately, I have been thinking about how having a conviction is actually harder to live out than having no conviction about something. See I thought it would be easier if you have a conviction, you know what you want and you just do it.

But I have realised that having a conviction is actually harder to live out than having no conviction. Why? Human nature has this tendency to compare ourselves to others and to want to fit in. This often looks like going with the majority, doing what the crowd is doing and not wanting to stand out. In other words, we don’t want to be different.

 

We question who we are when we look to others through the eyes of comparison.

Ok so let’s just accept it. Having a conviction requires us to:

Go against the popular thing to do

Rub up against opposition (could be the battle in your head or with other people)

Live true to who you really are

If we don’t stand for what we believe in, we are trying to be someone we are not. There is no freedom in that.

Live out what you really believe & staying true to who you are. This is where we will find true freedom.

We are designed to stand out & make a difference with our lives.

A light in darkness :: contrast :: opposite :: change agent :: freedom

Shine your light. Be you.

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