It was an email filled with encouragement.
Intended for me.
And then they wrote this.
“Our situation is similar, but not identical. I hope to explore my gifts in the near future, if I get up the nerve.”
Even though this person has been successful in multiple areas of life, they considered their life still short of their dream.
Here is a section of my reply.
“Thank you ________ for the encouragement. It is amazing to me. How you see you, is not how I see you. And how I see me, is not how you see me. I see you as unstoppable. Not flattery. Just true. Very smart, talented, gifted, business person, generous, writer, parent, spouse, all of these things. And you see you, as, ‘If I get up the nerve I will pursue my dreams.” End of section.
If you and I could just see ourselves as God sees us.
Then we would be unstoppable, undefeatable and unlimited in our potential to succeed in any area of life.
Then you and I would truly see how powerful God really is.
If you and I would just believe what He says about you and I.
That we are perfect and promised.
That we are desired and divine.
That we are molded and magnificent.
Just as He created us to be.
Our self image of us is not God’s image of us.
But it should be.
If you and I will pursue and grasp how He sees us, then we will believe and accept we are destined for greatness.
You are, just like my friend, unstoppable, but it is necessary to believe the following.
King David had a healthy self image when he wrote Psalm 139.
“Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14