You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself
This teaching in the words of Swami Vivekananda goes like this: “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark”.
Swami Vivekananda was a firm believer in the idea of the self. He said that the power to change the world comes naturally if one starts believing in themselves first. This teaching by Swami Vivekananda makes every human being realise the powerhouse that dwells within them. It makes people realise the potential that they possess but never really knew about it.
We all know that God created us by putting life into us. God is the life inside us. If we do not believe in ourselves, it implies that we do not believe in God. We need to understand that God designed us for specific purposes - this idea helps strengthen our faith in ourselves. If we do not believe in this and think that God created us just by chance, we cannot build faith in our own selves. Losing self belief is like losing belief in something the God Himself created.
It also means that he respected individuality. Just because you are different does not mean that you are not right - this is what the teaching implies. What you need to do is have firm faith in your own capabilities and walk the path you think is right even when the world stands against you. Keep going without giving in to others’ expectations and beliefs. Have trust in yourself and your beliefs!