You Deserve the Right to Sit at the Table

By Shelby Alexander Griggs

When you think back to your school days, were you the mean girl or the one who desperately wanted to be asked to sit at the lunch table? Regardless of who you were back then, the truth of the matter is that no one really wants to be on the outside of the Cool Kids Club.

When we don't have confidence in our gifts, we tend to self-sabotage our efforts. The insecurities show up like we are back in high school and we feel that we don't deserve to be in the room with highly successful people. Please know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and God's works are wonderful!

Every human being has been given special talents and gifts to SERVE. What God has for you will not look like the woman who has 40,000 twitter followers. Don't be discouraged when you walk in a room at a networking event and most of the woman have on great shoes and seem to know one another but won't say a word to you. Listen to me. You deserve the right to sit at the table.

Unfortunately, mean girls who go "unchecked" move into their adult life with the same antics. They will look at you like you don't belong where they are. They will discount your contributions and your presence. They will even say negative things to you, masking it as "I'm just trying to help you out." Don't fall for it!

You have been given all that you will need to carry out your divine purpose. You have to believe it is worthy of sharing. Remember that many people who have real insecurities will show up in all forms. Know your worth so that they cannot deter you from God's purpose and plan for your life.

So, stop using networking events, Facebook, and other social media outlets as a litmus test for your success. My Daddy always said "Many see but few know, all that shines ain't gold." Lesson of the day: Things really do appear bigger than they really are.