You are powerful beyond measure.
“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, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I greatly look up to this lady above. Her name is Jennifer Beckham. She has overcome much in her life and used the story to help countless others. I got the opportunity to meet her at a leadership conference back in 2012. I was training for my first marathon, and, coincidentally, she was talking about marathon training (20k people in the coliseum .. how many people were training for a marathon at that time? Haha! God is so good!)
Her message has touched my heart, ladies, as I believe that it will yours, as well — she was a Disney Princess by occupation and her position amplifies what I believe is a big issue that ALL of us face (not JUST women) in comparing ourselves to the person next to us. (Come on, if you’re next to me on the treadmill, it’s a race, right? Haha, just kidding..)
We each are born with a kit, she explains. God has given you, yes, you specifically, a highly specialized, unique and phenomenal set of gifts, talents, strengths and abilities to build your life, ministry, work with. It took me a very long time to realize that I don’t want what’s in your kit! I want what’s in mine! Why? Because it was specifically made for ME! I will NEVER be the best YOU, but I tell you what, I am going to be the best ME that I can and use as much of my potential as possible!
Check out her talk here. It’s the one on the left.
Life is super fun and exciting when you dig in and find out what is individually inside of you and work and build your life with that. .. “and if it’s not in there, YOU DON’T NEED IT!” 😉