Our Deepest Fear

23 Oct

The following quote i’m sure many of you will realise is from the film, Coach Carter (with all the spiritual bits taken out), or even Nelson Mandella’s speech in 1994, but it was actually a women called Marianne Williamson, a “spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of Peace Alliance.

“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.”

There are many things we can take from this great piece of writing, its great to think about how we are in fact “powerful beyond measure” instead of usually seeing ourselves like a small and an insignificant being. Its a great point to see that who are we not too be, we are children of God and with God being our strength and portion, we are powerful, although we may not know it. It is important to realise these things in life so that “our prescense automatically liberates other” other people can see how wonderful being a child of God truly is. There may be other things that personally you can take away from this but here a just a few I found encouraging.

Also it was a busy weekend for both our congrecations, Jamesy along with 2 others came into membership at Dromore RPC, also had a baptism there, and had a meeting about becoming a congrecation, in Lisburn we celebrated our 25th Anniversary of being a church body. It was a brilliant weekend with a Praise and Testimony Night on Friday, a Dinner and Slides on Saturday and special services on the Sabbath. So its encouraging times in both our congrecations so prayer would as always be appreciated.

In closing, I would like to leave a special mention to Tania Whitaker, who was our very own Kiwi for the weekend, she is some how related to the Somervilles and was staying there, she had the usual tour of Ireland, Giants Causeway, Dublin etc. Also a tour of the Somervilles houses, where they have lived for the last 7 generations of their history……………….unfortunately it only took 10 Mins as in 7 generations the have only manage to move up the road!
So all the best to Tania who is on her way back to N.Z after a tour to America, Paris then she’s heading to London, then spending a day on a plane to get home!

Myself and Tania


One Response to “Our Deepest Fear”

  1. Daniel Ritchie October 30, 2007 at 6:16 pm #


    No advertisement for the Dromore meeting tonight (European Missionary Fellowship)? Get yer dad to bring my books please.

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