Our Deepest Fear

This week I have the privilege of taking an incredibly gifted group of kids to compete with the PennDel District Fine Arts Festival. Our group is participating in singing, songwriting, flash fiction, 2-D Art, and photography, as well as guitar and piano solos. Having participated for 5 years myself, the Fine Arts Competition is one of my favorite things.

The mission of Fine Arts is to help youth discover, develop, and deploy their gifts. These incredibly talented students have a heart of worship and give God the glory for their giftings and ministry.I am so proud of these students for stepping up and pushing themselves to be more. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

“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 darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, 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 are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  – Marianne Williamson

What are some of the gifts in your life? How can you use them to further the Kingdom?

About Brittany Lee Ketter

I am a writer, speaker and abolitionist who is passionately in love with Jesus. I carry the purpose God placed on my life to bring the broken to restoration and to a recognition of redemption, and also to raise up a generation of women who are healed, healthy and wholeheartedly devoted to God and to His plans and purposes for their lives.
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