In 1992 author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson in her book ‘A return to love’ wrote the following powerful poem entitled “Our Deepest Fear”:
“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 doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make and 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.”
These are some powerful awe-inspiring and convicting words. This poem reminded me that God placed a seed of greatness in each of us. And those seeds were intended to germinate and blossom as this is irrefutably God’s will for each of our lives.
Unfortunately, Satan has done an impeccable job at obscuring our vision and minimizing our seeds of greatness through personal fear, anxiety, worry, and doubt. 2 Cor 4:4 confirms, “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe…..” However, Paul reminded us in Eph 1:4-5, “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”
Here’s some more good news-God is bigger than our fear(s)!! Therefore, we don’t have to live in fear. We can let go and allow the God who created a billion stars to lavish us in unmatchable love, grace, mercy, favor, and greatness.
The choice is yours to make! You can either accept God’s call to greatest or you can live in fear of being great! It’s just that simply, but before you choose know that you did nothing to earn God’s greatness, but through Christ you have been given the opportunity to be great! The funny thing is you don’t have to seek greatness—greatness seeks you!