Own the Greatness Inside YOU...
Past failures, insecurities, low self-esteem and poor self-image will try to rob you of the God given greatness that lies within. If we are not careful when these things try to creep in we may find ourselves becoming jealous, envious and petty about the accomplishments of others if we allow these negative attributes to attach themselves to us.
We have to rise up and begin to see ourselves the way God sees us. We have to own the greatness that's within and walk in the authority God has given us as believers. Genesis 1:26-28 says Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Why do we shrink back when others don't approve of us? Why do we dim our light when others feel what we are doing doesn't take all that? It's so important to always make sure that our motives are pure, and that we are doing all unto the Lord and not man (Colossians 3:23). If you don't know who you are and you always need the approval and praise of man, you will find yourself always frustrated and living beneath the will of God for your life. 2nd Timothy 1:7 says For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. We should be walking in this very thing, but we miss it because of our love walk. This could be towards others as well as love for ourselves. When we walk around feeling defeated, unloved, unworthy and hopeless that is out of order and keeping us from walking in all that God has for us.
Begin to see the greatness that's within you and speak life over yourself. If no one else sees your greatness, that's OK because God sees it and He wants you to see it within yourself. You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and you have a destiny to fulfill. It's time to dust yourself off and walk in your purpose. No more doubting who we are because I'm here to tell you that greatness lies within each of us and it's time for us to own the greatness that lies within.
Sit down and take a real good look at your life, and be honest with yourself on why you haven't arrived at the place you would like to be in your life. Begin to make a list showing what has prevented you from reaching your goals in the past. Now write a plan out that will help you reach your goals and make sure you speak life over yourself every day. This always helps in building confidence and will bring more clarity.
Begin to do great things beloved by owning the greatness that lies within. We must never shrink back again, and we must stop comparing ourselves to others. We have to get our focus off of what everyone else is doing, and put our focus on God. Once we get that right, everything else will fall into place. As always, thanks for the visit and keep looking up.