Hi all, I hope you're all keeping well on this Friday the 23rd of August 2013. I am just astonished at where the year has disappeared. This year feels like it’s flying by so quickly. In just a few weeks it’ll be my birthday again on the 9th day of the ninth month. I’ve been reflecting about my past experiences in all my 27 years on this earth. All have made an impact on the person that I am today, the good and the bad.
Often times when we go through turmoil and trials in life it feels like everyone can see through our issues and they’re are exposed for the world to see. We allow what we know is going on in our lives determine our value and worth in society. Because we have placed this very low value on ourselves people around us in turn will treat us like how we see ourselves. At that point we then draw up the assumption that we are not precious at all and can add no value to anybody or anything.
I’m grateful that when I received the Lord all these misconceptions were properly dealt with by the word of God. The word of God says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made no matter where you come from, it says that Gods precious thoughts about you are so many you can’t count them, they outnumber the grains of sand. He mentions this in Psalm 139. Read the whole chapter and see how God feels about you because his opinion of you counts way more than anyone else’s.
Next time you feel like the scum of the earth remember that you are valuable like precious stones to the Lord. According to the word, He has loved us with an everlasting love in Jeremiah 31:3. I can’t completely comprehend how vast an everlasting love is but it sounds, amazing.
Here’s an inspirational quote that I came across:
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.
- Marianne Williamson
- Marianne Williamson