A Breath of Inspiration is a freelance writing ministry geared toward encouraging faith in readers through stories, devotions, poems and more. Because all too frequently we find ourselves caught up in a whirlwind of responsibilities, we often miss those precious moments and unique ways God reveals Himself to us. As you spend time here at A Breath of Inspiration, may you slow your pace, breathe deep and hear the gentle voice of God whispering His inspiration to your heart.
OUR GREATEST FEAR "by" Nelson Mandela
Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine,
we consciously give other people permission
to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.