“Saying Goodbye to SuperGal...and Hello to Freedom!”
Busy, burdened women – moms, wives, neighbors, co-workers – are increasingly suffering from the anxiety, worry and other debilitating side effects of superhero complex, known as the SuperGal Syndrome. We race through life trying to live up to the world’s vision of an admirable woman. We run ourselves ragged to achieve, saying “yes” when we want to say “no,” trying to stay in control of our out-of-control lives, and struggling to be our own saviors. For our trouble, we end up disappointed, resentful and anxious.
In SuperGal vs GOD, I told you my story of the decades I spent struggling trying to be a SuperGal—trying to be all things to all people. Trying to do it all, accomplish it all, and do it with ease, all by myself, in order that the world would approve of me. Until something happened that I couldn’t control. Until God finally had me right where He wanted me.
Some of the “symptoms” of this spiritual disease include pride in their self-reliance, being controlling, overthinking, people-pleasing, striving for world approval, and living the resultant anxiety and stress.
Let’s dig into the what, the when, the how, and the why of this exhausting lifestyle.
We need to Get R.E.A.L.--Recognize the problem, Educate yourself about God’s view of these traits, Accept His mindsets, and Live daily as He instructs. God’s Word tells us that surrender, not striving, is the key to finding His peace, joy, and contentment.