I tell my wife she looks skinny.
She tells me to shut up.
I say, "Here, let me take a picture." She's standing in the kitchen.
I take the picture with my phone. She looks at it and goes, "You did that with an app. You have a skinny app."
I know I have her now.
I say, "Here, take my picture and see if it looks like me."
She takes my picture. It looks like me.
I say, "So see, it's true, that's what you look like."
What do you refuse to believe about yourself?
Just because you've repeated something to yourself for years (good or bad) doesn't make it true.
Brutal reality has two sides. We usually major on facing one or the other.
One side is that you ain't all that.
The other side is that inside you is the drive to create, contribute, connect, and leave a mark. But in a way that looks just like you.
It's hard to embrace your calling if you refuse to accept your gifting.