Dipo Adebayo
11 min readNov 9, 2021


Say these empowering confessions until it paints a different picture in your mind of yourself and your circumstances.

its key to fight negative thoughts, not only with positive thoughts, but also with positive words.

But that’s where we get it wrong. Sometimes, when we think what we have is inadequate, it is actually enough; we just don’t know how to use it or we don’t realize its value in meeting our need.

When new challenges come our way, it's often because we already have the raw material within or around us to overcome that challenge.

As someone said, you are already, ready.

That’s what happens when we hand over what we think is little or insufficient to God, he multiplies it to meet our needs!

If he could make me and you out of the nothingness of dust, how much more will he make of the seemingly little or insufficient things we bring to him?

Because then, we will realize that behind every cloud is a silver lining, and sometimes when things are falling apart, they are actually falling into place.

Romans 8:28 paints a beautiful picture of this: for we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.

We realize that to have God on our side is enough. And we know He’s already on our side, because Jesus assures us, "I am with you, till the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20) And He promises us that "though we walk through the fire, through the storms, He will be with us" (Isaiah 43:1-4). And “even to our old age, He will continue to carry us, care for us and rescue us” (Isaiah 46:4)

And perhaps most beautifully, is the way David said it in the Psalms, “In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall” (Psalms 18:29 NLT)

When we focus on the possible negative outcome of an event we increase our fear but if we focus on the positive outcome and work toward it, we strengthen our hope and our ability to achieve it, therefore our fear dwindles. We magnify what we focus on— either it’s fear or faith.

Focus on God’s word, and not your fears, and His word and promises is the outcome you will get, not your fears.

You can't always win the battles of life by yourself. Sometimes asking for help is wisdom, not weakness.

Don’t be an island and don’t wait until people connect with you— you make the first move.

Are you going to trust the resources God has planted in/around you and face that challenge head-on, or are you going to retreat in fear and miss out on the great opportunities coming your way, but disguised as problems or terrifying giants?

At the end of your life, you may end up being one of these two kinds of people: One who looks back on their lives with deep regret for all the opportunities they let fear stop them from seizing OR the other who looks back with deep gratitude for all the opportunities they seized with faith.

The opportunity you've been waiting for may just be around the corner, don't let fear hold you back when your moment comes.

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Dipo Adebayo

I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo