“You see you, this girl. We know your type, acting as if they are intelligent, when they are just dumb, what kind of…”

I kept replaying my lecturer’s words over and over again as I walked to my hostel. I am dumb. I am a fool. I am a failure….. Over and over again, I kept internalizing those words until I believed them. It became a belief system that almost destroyed college years.

“This girl is the smartest, brightest and most hardworking student I have had the privilege of teaching. She is a blessing to her generation.”

I replayed the words written on my report card in my head as I ran home to tell my parents the  good news- their daughter was the best in her class. I turned out being the best graduating student in high school, and I left a school record that is yet to be broken. …. because I believe those sweet words that were written in my report card every year throughout high school…. I believe them.

How did I the brightest kid in high school became the ‘wanna-be-intelligent’ in college? How did this transition come of?????

Words…. The greatest force ever created. Words have the power to make or destroy a destiny. The science as to how this sound could have such great influence in a man is still unknown…but the effects of our words in our lives cannot be ignored.

Words are like bullets, once they are fired, there is no going back. Yes, you cannot prevent a shot from being fired at you, but you can stop the bullet from killing you. How???? By simply wearing a bulletproof…

So what is this bulletproof? – I will let you know in a while.

In my 2 quite distinct experiences I shared earlier, you could see a common factor- the words that were said to me only had effect when I believed them.

The hurtful words people say to you can only destroy you when you accept them as true. That’s why you need to wear a bulletproof to protect yourself from the effect those words could have in you. Which brings me back to my initial question,- what is this bullet proof?

Your bullet proof is the positive confession you make about yourself.

Just as negative words carry negative emotions (fear, depression, anxiety etc), positive words also carry positive emotions (peace, happiness etc). So when people say hurtful things to you, chose to counter those word and the effect they could produce with positive confessions.

You see how the word ‘chose’ was highlighted? You cannot control what people say to you, but you can decide the effect their words would have in you. Decide today to see yourself through your positive confession, and not through the hurtful words of people.

No one makes you feel inferior without your consent- Eleanor Roosevelt

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