He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ – Job 37:6
Not too long ago, my daily devotion hit me right in the soul. This verse has been one that I have read over and over and over again since that day it was delivered to my inbox and I felt the need to blog about it, so here we are.
For me, it’s all about being who I was made to be and loving it all the while…and not letting the expectations take me away from that.
I think by maybe by nature, many women are hard on themselves. I think this is especially true for most SLPs, which just happen to be mostly women and have the double whammy of high expectations. Whether they are self induced or job induced, expectations are high. And it’s great in many ways. Until we start using that to measure the greatness in ourselves or, even worse, in each other.
We all have our own gifts and we can all do this job in our own way. I may do things that you would never in a million years do, and vice versa…but that doesn’t make us any less successful. It doesn’t make me or you any less effective. We can’t fit a mold of perfection that doesn’t exist.
But there’s good news. We only have to be who we are. We only have to do what we were created to do…what He created us for. We are all SLPs because we were called to this profession, and I imagine it is for all kinds of different and beautiful reasons.
Stop comparing yourself to your SLP friends. Stop getting caught up in the stress. We work together, learn from each other, and make up this incredible community of people who change lives.
Whatever you do, do it with all that you were made with. Be a mighty downpour.