Intimidation is a barrier to one becoming who God has called them to be. Intimidation causes one to constantly try to measure up to the gift and talents of other people but the question we should ask is how can I overcome my limitations without making comparisons?
I can remember a period in my adolescence and viewing everyone smarter, more talented, and better looking than I. These feelings plagued me throughout my teenage years and almost cause me to go down a deep dark road of isolation.
I encourage every parent to be involved in your child’s life and be intentional about knowing about their emotional health. This is not always obvious to some but I believe emotional health is crucial to youth knowing who they are as well as helping them to become stable adults.
My Parents helped me to break the power of intimidation by allowing my natural talents to flourish. Today, I realize the importance and the impact of my parents pushing me to do things that were uncomfortable at that time but helped me to develop a deterrent to intimidation.
I Timothy 2: 7 (NIV) For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.