“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (II Timothy 1: 7, New International Version)
You may believe you were born lacking in certain things. You may have come to buy that your capacities are limited and that you can’t achieve great things.
But a belief about yourself isn’t Truth. God gave us our true identity. He filled us up with all the qualities for success and made them easily accessible to us. You were built to shine with a powerful light and to share that easily, freely, and with impact.
You were made with love in your heart and soul, and with an innate awareness of God’s Love for you. You were not made to degrade yourself or others, but to feel that rich and right desire to love just as God loves you.
And you were designed to be obedient to God’s plan for you and for all. His supreme control is reflected in your ability to be faithful to goodness, to follow a higher path, to be organized and clear and progressive, and to be unafraid. You have been bestowed, naturally, with all that guarantees success.
This achievement is Spirit’s gift, not material attainment or demonstration. It comes of God, the everlasting Presence, so these wonderful attributes are always available to claim, each day, without conditions upon them.
You are powerful, loving, and obedient to God. You are fearlessly ready to do great things and to do them with gratitude and joy!
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