• Dana L. Butler

How To Live a First-Hand Kind of Life (Pointing You Toward Some (IN)Couragement Today!)

Good Monday morning, dear friends!

Today I want to share with you an article that really blew me away the other day with its insight and TRUTH.  It’s Sarah Mae’s Post: How To Live a First-Hand Kind of Life and it appeared the other day at (In)Courage, which is a pretty big site for women that’s run by Dayspring.

(Incidentally, they are publishing an article I wrote in their “Guests” section later this week!  So excited about that!)

So… the article at (In)Courage by Sarah Mae (check her blog out if you have a minute… she’s really great.  Lots of depth and honesty there.) reminded me of this quote by Marrianne Williamson.  There are a few things about this that I don’t quite agree with the way she worded… but the point is that God created us to be FULLY, WILDLY ALIVE… like I wrote about the other day a little bit.

“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.”

Anyway, check out Sarah Mae’s Post today if you will.  And let God challenge you and draw you and strengthen you to be freely YOURSELF… the way He created you to be.

Be blessed today to encounter Him deeply as you do the things He puts before you today.  May we live our lives radically today, as extravagant worship before our extravagant God.

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