Playing “small” does not serve the world!

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, 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 won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela

When the prophet, Jeremiah was just a boy, God called him to be a prophet who would be used as God’s demolition & renovation team in His generation.  Read about it in Jeremiah chapter 1!  There is a command that God spoke to this child that has always grabbed my focus;   

“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.” Jer. 1:17

God was looking deep into Jeremiah’s heart and calling out courage & greatness.  He knew what He had woven into the fabric of this young man.

What about us?  Could it be that part of our nagging frustration, anger and depression as a generation is because we ignore God’s call to “Stand up and be His messengers with courage and a belief that we are His plan to release His kingdom wherever we go, bringing Him up close to every one we meet?”

Watch this challenging video featuring Leslie Nease from “Survivor: China”.  She recently spoke to the students at KBM’s Deep Camp

 I challenge you to read 2 Peter 3-11.  Focus in on verse 3;”His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”   Through a relationship with Jesus Christ we are made sons and daughters of God able to take a stand in our generation. 

We are waiting for you to embrace the greatness of who you are as a child of God!

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