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STILL AFRAID OF THE FUTURE? CHECK THIS OUT!




‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.’’ - Marianne Williamson. 
     
Yesterday is history, today is a gift, and tomorrow is busy unfolding. Yesterday is history because it holds records of all that happened (both failures and success) in the past. Yesterday is past and therefore, is only a frame of reference and not a place of residence. Today is a gift that’s why it is called present. It is loaded with opportunities, possibilities and has the ability to strengthen tomorrow. So lay hold on today and live it to the fullest. Tomorrow is the future busy unfolding. It is not a mystery because you’re the unfolding of tomorrow; it’s in you. 

But isn’t it amazing that at times we can be so sure of the future and still fear it. It can be so close to us, as close as our fingers can touch themselves, yet seems so far from us; for the closer we get in touch with it the farther it becomes to us. Then I wondered why would something trapped within us seem to be a trap to us? Then I realized it’s not the future we truly fear, we are simply shaken by the size of it and doubt our ability to fulfil and meet the demands of what big things it holds. We fear it’s too great a thing for us and that we cannot become all it holds for us. Our past failures like thorns choke us so at the thought of the future, the failures of the past are awakened and we fear we’re simply going to repeat those failures. Likewise, our present on the other hand doesn’t look so much like the future we see and we feel the need to give up. But as Emerson Waldo rightly said, ‘what lies behind and before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

The future lies within us and it cannot be stopped by our past failures nor by our unseemly present. The future is your content; God already worked it in you. You contain it and you are able to bring it forth. So brace yourself up, smile and say I CAN, and I WILL become my future. So you see my dear friend all your fears are not real, what is real is the future within you; for you are the future busy unfolding, and you are able to become the future you see.

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