I don’t know about you, but I always felt that you “shouldn’t toot your own horn.” You shouldn’t brag about your accomplishments, but let your actions speak for themselves. In one way, it’s true, we definitely should stay humble and realize that we are not in control. There are many passages, such as Proverbs 16:18, which says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” For we know that if we “humble ourselves before the Lord, then He will lift us up” (James 4:10). But, lately I’ve come to realize that I’ve been an “over-achiever” in this matter. It’s not who you are that holds you back from achieving your full potential, it’s who you think you’re not.
Are you guilty of limiting yourself to the opportunities that God has placed before you because you don’t think you can do that? “Who? Me?” Friends, if God put a Goliath before you, He must think that there is a David inside you. Oh, the possibilities to serve, to teach, to lead, and to move forward in all parts of our lives – they are hindered because of our limiting beliefs about ourselves and our abilities. We are told that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26b). Do you believe it? In Jeremiah 32:27, God responded by saying, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” In the great commission, Jesus said, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20). We are not alone. We are meant for greatness. Don’t step in your own way. You’ve got this! For we are simply blessed, Courtney