Tuesday, October 12, 2010

thinking on...

I have been thinking a lot about all sorts of things. It has been good and challenging and tiring and good some more :) I think the Lord is asking me to Simplify. I am glad about that. But, this so happens to be a season where I feel really busy. More than normal. I have been asked to speak at different things lately. One of those is next Thursday night (say a little prayer for me :)) and I am speaking about community among women. I have been feeling awkward and a little insecure in regards to some of these "ministry" things. I like being at home with the girls and our community of friends. But, I am thankful for these opportunities with other women for sure. Anyway...I was reading a book in preparation and stumbled on this quote. I thought I would share it with you. It was encouraging to me and thought it might be to you too...

"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 does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine like 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 is in everyone. 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." from a Lisa Bevere book.

So...let God's work in us shine today to make Him famous in the world we are in...sound good?

1 comment:

  1. That has been one of my favorite quotes since college! I read it to my students.