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Believe in Yourself—God Does!

Believe in Yourself—God Does!

Owning your dream means having your belief in yourself outweigh your fears.

Acclaimed author Marianne Williamson wrote in her book ‘A return to love’ the inspiring verse:

‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 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’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don’t feel insecure around you.

We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.’

What does this mean? It means that we are not supposed to be afraid.

But what are we not supposed to be afraid of? We are not to be afraid of ourselves, of our own unique abilities and talents.

You will never embrace your God-given destiny until you first believe in yourself. And that belief comes from knowing: ‘God is working in [me], giving [me] the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.’

God gave you these unique abilities because He has plans for you

‘…plans to prosper and not harm you…give you hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).

‘God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.’

Philippians 2:13 NLT

Joy Ferdiz

August 10th, 2014

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