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, 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
For the past several weeks I have been struggling. I have been talking to myself and with myself and I have been asking God for clarity, assurance and affirmation. Several, what it seems like unrelated events in my life over the past couple of weeks have forced me to ask myself questions and come to the conclusion that fundamentally there was only one question to be answered. A question that I don’t know if a lot of folks pour so much thought into all the time. A question that answers so many others. Why is it that people look at me? Why is it that people look to me? Why do tongues speak my name? Why do tongues speak my favor? Why do others wish to rip my spirit? Why do so many sew into my spirit? All of these questions, and any others similar there to go back to the ultimate question – Who am I?
The answer to that simple question can for some be complex. The answer to that question may not yet be available for others. But as God as my witness, I am happy that I not only have an answer but as I continue to grow up and in the Spirit I am becoming more and more comfortable with the answer.
At the core everything revolves around that question and that answer. Who am I?
I am beautiful, intelligent, energetic, a visionary, powerful spirit and a child of God, the most high, the Creator. There is nothing more for me to say. That says it all. That explains everything in my life to date and surely what is to come.
It is so.
I am beautiful, intelligent, energetic, a visionary, powerful spirit and a child of God, the most high, the Creator.