“Make your lives a masterpiece; you only get one canvas.” ~ E. A. Bucchianeri
A lot of people lack self-esteem and have poor self- image. They don’t feel good about themselves based on what they have been told and what they believe to be true. These people pump themselves up by the kind of clothes they wear, the kind of car they drive, and the things they have and say. They pump themselves up to make them feel better about themselves because they really don’t accept themselves as made in the image of God. Your value is not based on what people say about you or your limited thinking, nor is it based on your external circumstances. Your true value is in your identity and heritage. Quit telling yourself lies and refreshing the wrong stories about you; what people say about you, what the environment says about you. The real you is extraordinary and you have to begin to think that way. You are an amazing person created to do exceptional things in your lifetime. You have great intelligence and are wonderful in a lot of ways. However, you have created barriers in your mind based on life’s experiences and challenges. Your experiences do not define you so use your challenges and experiences, as a data point, to refine you, and as a springboard for greater things. Your experiences are just a reflection of how far you have come, where you have been, and not a reflection of where you will be tomorrow unless you choose to live there.
Raymond Holliwell, in his book, ‘Working with the Law’ wrote, ”There is a marvelous inner world that exists within us, and the revelation of such a world enables us to do, to attain and to achieve anything we desire within the bounds or limits of Nature.”
When you hold the thought of how extraordinary you are, how perfect your DNA is, you will achieve what you want. Failure in life is due in most part to focusing on your external results as opposed to focusing on changing your inner condition. Have a revelation of your marvelous inner world and use it to achieve massive success. Success in life is due to taking sides with what you are truly created to do. Steve Bow said, “God’s gift to us is more talent and ability than we’ll ever hope to use in our lifetime. Our gift to God is to develop as much of that talent and ability as we can in this lifetime.” You don’t want to be copying someone else or living someone else’s dreams.