Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What to say?

There is so much I would like to say. There is so much in me I would like to come out. But I am finding it hard to articulate what has happened in me this weekend. I could say it was good and that would be like saying that I think my husband in neat. It would sound trite and not even touch the surface of the deepness that is on the inside. I have seen the glory of God. I have heard Him clearly. I have been empowered and propelled into my destiny. I have forged bonds stronger and more solid than before. I have had a change of mind, a change of heart, an impartation of life changing faith. I have had the fear that has gripped me for most of my life broken off. I will embrace the greatness within me. I will embrace the destiny before me. Things that have plagued me for YEARS are gone. I know it on the inside, and soon everyone will see it on the outside.

“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.” --Marianne Williamson

No longer will I shrink back or play small. No longer will I apologize for the greatness within me. That is not arrogance. It is the glory of God on the inside coming out.

6 comments:

High in Demand said...

Yes and Amen!

Tangerinetinselbreeze said...

Not conceited, just finally conviced. Convinced that He wants to be glorified though me and you and us all. Convinced that I am not broken or worthless or insignificant. A Holy God has given me permission to be His daughter- Yet a Queen on Earth as His Kingdom is established. Francesca, thank you for being obediant to your calling. I am grateful to have the pictures you have painted for me- as you, dear sister, were glorifying God during our time together, walking out your calling.

A-lauf said...

Good for you! I too have realized that telling about success' in my life are not bragging about me but praising my God. I look forward to seeing your transformation

ericaprosser said...

AAaaaaaaaa-men!

God's Warrior Bride said...

No turning back and not ashamed to shout it from the mountain tops. Thank you for loveng and sharing it with all of us.

Pamelotta said...

I just love you! You are my density. Thanks for all the long overdue hugs this past weekend. I look forward to more!