What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love this quote. Right now at Oasis, we are in a series called “I Believe in You”. It is excellent and very challenging. My husband has been challenging us all to mentorship. It is quite remarkable.
I think that too many times we lose sight of believing in our own selves because we are took focused on what lies before us and behind us. We concentrate to much on how we messed up our past or how the opportunity in front of seems to big, or maybe too small. Sometimes we think we will never accomplish what we want for our future, it just seems to big.. it seems impossible. We forget that the greatness is within us. It is truly what lives within you that can help you accomplish your future. Number one, if you have accepted Christ, then the very power that raised Christ from the dead now lives within you… I would say that is pretty great!! Not only that, but God himself has deposited greatness inside each and every person. It has so much more to do with what is on the inside of you than what is behind you or in front of you.
We should all stop to remember that God has great plans for us… and we should all be sure to remember that God has great plans for everyone else as well. No matter how much a person struggles.. maybe they just need someone to help them remember that God put greatness inside of them too. Maybe they just need someone to believe in them, believe in the greatness God has for them.