I wanted to revisit this thought because it is becoming a worldwide epidemic. There are so many people who have been or will be placed in a position to succeed beyond their wildest dreams, however fear will paralyze them. Our deepest fear has the ability to suck all of the power out of us and cause us to settle for mediocrity as if it is the norm. God has called us to a greater place and He has given us a great power to withstand the tricks of the enemy and be over comers. We are all positioned to exceed our expectations and become more successful than we have ever imagined, however our innate ability to give the enemy our power, stunts our growth. We allow him to convince us that we are not worthy of overcoming hardship, trials, and rough spots in our lives and he takes full advantage of it.
If we can just learn to get past ourselves and become more disciplined in this thought that we have power beyond measure supplied by a source that will never die away, then we can walk in our destiny as God intended. The author of the book A Return To Love, Marianne Williamson said it best:
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
Gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that others people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our light shine, we consciously give Other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
We are all called to greatness and to walk in the light and the power of God. By standing on His word we not only elevate ourselves beyond our self-inflicted limitation, we also empower others to do the same. Claim it and walk in it.
Jesse R. Watson Jr.
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