Funny enough this came up recently in a conversation with two other awesome dynamic women. We live in a day and age of tons of experts with debatable experience and education to actually be experts. No shade. Ha! But it makes some people apprehensive to step out for fear of being looked at as an expert. Can you really help others if you are still working through certain issues yourself?
I think a friend of mine asked me that at some point about the BBB Series. The BBB Series focuses on promoting healthy self-image and confidence for minority women. I was telling my friend something that I was insecure about and she said, “Well, do you think you can help other women be confident if you are still working through things yourself?” My answer? Absolutely.
See one of the things that I stress here on this blog is that I never said I was an expert on anything. If you are here at this blog, reading this post, it’s because you either connected with something from my social media or you like to hear my perspective on things. But it was never because I told you I am an expert on anything. What I am? A person who is learning and growing just like you who just happens to have a knack for writing and so I share.
This blog is for people who want to grow and provides a platform for us to do so together. Whether it’s in love, achieving our dreams, maintaining our sanity or developing our spirituality, I am just here to say, “Me Too.” Yes there is wisdom that I believe I can impart on some of my readers based on my experience, but I will never call myself an authority on anything. See you can absolutely help people in the midst of your growth, just think of the disciples. They were really a bunch of looneys. But as Jesus taught them, they taught the people. God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
I’m probably not qualified to tell you anything outside of Broadcast and Telecommunications, which is what I received my degree in. But it doesn’t stop the fact that God has put things on my heart to share with the world through my writing. So I want to encourage you that you don’t have to think you have it all together or that you need to be an expert to share in some of your experiences as well.
Yes we need to have a certain amount of perspective and knowledge on the things that we want to talk about. I talk a lot about relationships because I have had some really healthy long term relationships and I have been able to see what things have worked and more importantly what things haven’t. I am not endorsing talking about things you know nothing about. That would just be silly. But what I am saying is that in our transparency about our struggles, we are blessed with an opportunity to tell someone else, “Don’t worry, you will survive, it’s happened to me too.”
That is a great chance and wonderful opportunity for your life to be impactful on this Earth.
Check out this sermon below by Steve Furtick. It was definite confirmation on this topic.