"I am a failure!"
That phrase used to taunt me as a teenager and still attempts to scream through my mind these past few months.
Have you heard the same self-accusation lately?
There were times that I felt empty, utterly useless, or that I am not doing "enough". I realized in those moments that I was making comparisons of myself to those I considered successful and achievers of great things.
Was I being lazy? Definitely not. I can stay pretty busy, too busy sometimes.
I was comparing my abilities, accomplishments, social status, and physical appearances to those who are achieving wonderful goals and changing lives through amazing ministries.
"What am I doing with my life?" I would ask myself. I am still trying to find my place in a new community, teach developmentally delayed children, and strive to be qualified to direct a ministry that is teaching English in a community still foreign to me.
Will I ever "feel" qualified? Probably not. But will I do my best to work in the places God has led me to with the strength and abilities He has granted me? You betcha!
Have you ever "felt" fully qualified for a task or new responsibility that is thrust upon you? To be qualified does not mean that one has to be perfect or extraordinary. Isn't that a relief?!
Sonia E. Vargas
Sonia's desire and hope is to write for the purpose of inspiring this generation, especially young woman.
Hannah Helm is a fun and outgoing young woman who loves to bring laughter and joy to anyone she comes in contact with. She is 24 years old and is a leader of Girl's Exalting the Master Ministry.
Paula is a passionate follower of Christ and loves to encourage others around her to do the same. She is 27 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014.
Kristyn is a sweet and gentle young lady from Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. She is 19 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She plays the piano and sings beautifully. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014 and Honduras team in 2016.