The darkness crowding in on you does not have to determine your future, your destiny, or your end.
Give yourself another chance, and dare to believe that you are more beautiful than how you feel right now. Breathe. Fight. Live.
Quiet Power is not in the noise, the loudness, rudeness or meanness. It is not in the empty vessels and clanging cymbals making the loudest sound. Peaceful Confidence is the gift that comes when you purposely make the choice to point fingers at yourself and not at others and make a purposeful decision to work on your own inner person and outward character. That is personal integrity: when no one is watching, when you are not trying to impress anyone, are alone in your own quiet space, you make the decision to change within and outwardly do things for the better.
All of us, at some point in our lives, have had some form and type of stain or the other. It could be a physical stain, a mental stain, an emotional stain, or a spiritual stain. The stain remains in our conscience, Some of us carry longer, deeper and darker stains than others, but a stain is a stain, and we need to get rid of it, so that it does not stop us from finding our purpose and building it.
We need a dynamite and dynamic jolt! We need that jolt that only someone who genuinely loves us can give us, so we can arise from these shallow, sandy, untrustworthy muddy and undependable foundations we have built for ourselves. We need a plan, one that is dependable, and I propose one where we are not using our own wisdom and strength, but instead the foolishness and weakness of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. ~ 1 Corinthians. 1:25 (NIV)
This is your personal moment of truth. In order to set yourself free, you must be honest with yourself. In your journey to loving yourself, have the courage to look in the mirror to see who you have really become. Is that who you truly are? Or is there a greater and better you? So who should you become? Give yourself the gift of personal truth. Don’t be superficial, be very honest, genuine and authentic about it.
You have power! You can cry, yes, but you have power. You have been put down, but you have power. You have been violated in more ways than one, many times over, but you have power. Downtrodden, but you have power. Messed up, feeling guilty and ashamed, but you have power. You’ve been stigmatized, abused, maltreated, dismissed, mocked, and left for dead, but you have power! You are not a tragedy!
We tap into anything and everything except the power that saw fit to make us the unique, special, valuable, and precious souls we are. Many of us have been fooled, tricked, and lied to, and this has made us downcast and disenchanted. But let me boldly submit to you that I believe that we are created with incredible power and divine ability called dunamis. I believe that we carry dunamis within us but we have not exercised this power either out of ignorance and we do not know of its existence, or because we continually reject the One who created us and installed dunamis within us, thus only He can trigger and cultivate it in us. He needs our cooperation to do so, but we either deny His existence, or we know He exists but we decide that we do not need Him in order to thrive and rise above the ordinary and the things that keep us emotionally, mentally and spiritually trapped and damaged. What harm would it do you to ask if God is real and if indeed you are created with such immeasurable divine power? Why don’t you find out about the divine power you are really made of and fulfill your purpose?
This is not about religion, but about restorative power, healing power, reconstructive power, and power to do what appears to be the impossible. We have tried everything else, so why not this living God? This might be your chance for healing, the healing that you know long for! It is the power of the living God that understands your torment and brings you healing and restoration, not religion.
I believe that we have been created and endowed with many gifts and talents, as well as tremendous power, and that we are supposed to be divine masterpieces, created only by God. I believe that we should share this knowledge that can and will liberate us and others from their pain, trauma, depression, and any other form or type of bondage. I cannot possibly keep it to myself!
Despite what we have been told, what we have been taught, and what evil people have done in His name, I do not believe that He is so insecure and controlling, needing to criticize, punish, and judge us at every turn, or scheming to slice us into pieces and beat us into a condemned pulp. No, He wants us to use the indescribable power He has generously created within us to elevate ourselves and take flight into our purpose and destiny. If we can believe in products made by humanity, knowing that they are not flawless, how much more should we believe in a God who declares that He has created us fearfully and wonderfully! Maybe we are unable to process the thought that God believes in us? Maybe we are incapable of seeing how precious, valuable and priceless we are in His eyes.