Sunday, October 28, 2012

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 frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' 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 people won't feel insecure around you. 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 all of us. And when 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.”

Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech
Isn't that beautiful?
I love this quote. It is so true and wish that I could make it real to me. Fear of success is huge.
And so is hiding. If I could do one thing that could make a difference in peoples lives, it would be
to help them move beyond that fear. To be set free from the thing that holds one captive in their hearts and minds could be and most likely would be life-changing. Not just for that person, but those whose lives they could and would touch.


To see others gloriously transformed and sharing their gifts and talents with freedom and grace.
Whatever that may be. I pray this for all people. Including myself. 
May we all dare to rise above what we fear and move ahead to achieve our goals and realize our dreams~


Hannah said...

Thank you for that post true. this is what God desires fo all of us and I am so thankful He promises to complete the work in each of those who have accepted His Son. So amazing that He is not only mindful of us but intricately involved with us. Love you!! You are such a blessing to us!!

Tamara said...

You're welcome, Hannah. I,too, am thankful for His promises as I grapple with my own fears and insecurities. I love you so much~