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.
Is the a longing and desire to share and to be connected with another. The “frame” of Christianity is based on the “desire to unite nuptially with another.” The Greeks called this feeling, Eros.
The word that can come out of Eros is erotic. Unfortunately, the world has really twisted up and distorted the true meaning of erotic and now has a very negative connotation. To be erotic means the desire of wanting to love and connect with another in a way that mirrors God’s free, total, fruitful, and faithful love. Being erotic isn’t bad, but rather it is very good.
-inspired by Christopher West
We all have a desire within us to give love and to be loved in return. And while we may seek to fulfill and express this desire in many different ways (some ways healthy and good for us… many twisted and damaging to us) it usually all comes back to this basic principle. We’re human. We need love.
Think about it.
Most people I’ve asked don’t know what these are or have heard of them before. It’s something I want to instill into today’s society, not only to know, but most especially to be practiced.
Men, it is already instilled into your being the qualities to win the woman that belongs to your heart.
Women, be patient, as the man that will win your heart is still out there preparing himself for you. And you will know him when you meet him.
An excerpt from “I Will Wait for You” by Janette
“…And I will know you.
Because when you speak, I will be reminded of Soloman’s wisdom.
Your ability to lead will remind me of Moses,
Your faith will remind me of Abraham,
Your confidence in God’s word will remind me of Daniel,
Your inspiration will remind me of Paul,
Your heart for God will remind me of David,
Your attention to detail will remind me of Noah,
Your integrity will remind me of Joseph,
And your ability to abandon your own will, will remind me of the disciples,
But your ability to love selflessly and unconditionally will remind me of Christ.
But I won’t need to identify you by any special “Mathews” and any special “Marks” because His word will be tatted all over your heart.”