Let your light shine.

I stumbled across this inspiring and insightful quote attributed to Nelson mandela whilst preparing an upcoming message:

“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 DARKENSS THAT MOST FRIGHTENS US.
WE ASK OURSELVES WHO AM I TO BE BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, TALENTED AND FABULOUS?
ACTUALLY, WHO ARE YOU NOT TO BE ? YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD – YOUR PLAYING SMALL DOESNT SERVE THE WORLD. THERE IS NOTHING ENLIGHTENED ABOUT SHRINKING SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL NOT FEEL INSECURE AROUND. WE WERE BORN TO MAKE MANIFEST THE GLORY OF GOD THAT IS WITHIN US. IT IS NOT JUST SOME OF US , IT IS EVERYONE.
AND AS WE LET OUR OWN LIGHT SHINE, WE UNCONCIOUSLY GIVE PEOPLE PERMISSION TO DO THE SAME. AS WE ARE LIBERATED FROM OUR OWN FEAR, OUR PRESENCE AUTOMATICALLY LIBERATES OTHERS”.

Nelson Mandela

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Russ leads New Life Scunthorpe. He is married to Sarah and they have two amazing boys Jordan and Joseph. Russ is committed to raising leaders who raise leaders. He believes that church should transform people and transform places and so he urges followers of Christ to turn up the contrast and believe in a Big God, build Big People & belong to a Big Church.

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