In Genesis 37 we find the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. His father had it made especially for him.
It was beautiful and clean and without saying a word it told the other brothers how much more he was loved and adored than them.
I had a coat too. Except it wasn't colorful and beautiful. No, it was streaked with gray and a dingy white.
Oh, and it smelled a little funny.
I called it my coat of many fears. I'd had it for so long I can't remember not owning it.
Unlike Joseph's coat which reminded him of how loved, accepted, and adored he was, each ugly gray streak of mine reminded me: I'd never be good enough. No.Matter.What.
And, it reminded me the fears that have kept me firmly rooted in one spot. Afraid to step out, afraid of what others were going to think of me, afraid that if I did move, I would fail.
My coat also seemed to whisper words such as: "Stop trying to make your dreams a reality, you're not smart enough, talented enough, or good enough."
No wonder I've spent most of my life going through the motions and just getting through the day.
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