Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Embracing You

"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, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other 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 that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson quoted by Nelson Mandela

Have you ever embraced who you are? That special person that God designed you to be? That peculiar person that separates you from everyone else? The you that is fearfully and wonderfully made? Or do you often worry about how you may not fit in if you fully embrace that person?.

Have you ever considered that maybe you are not supposed to "fit in". Think of all the wonderful people that did not "fit in". What would our world be today if they had decided that they did not want to stand out? Consider Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver; Consider Jesus. What if Jesus had decided that He just wanted to fit in? That being different from everyone in this world was just too much for Him?

I am so glad that He knew who He was and today my life is different because of it.

Don't be afraid to be you. God loves you.

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