you will never rise above the image you have of yourself…

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I used to see myself as small, less than, and ordinary.

Well…actually, I saw myself as less than ordinary. After all, most ordinary people drive decent cars, own a home, have nice clothes, go on vacations, etc. I didn’t even have that. I would have really loved to just be ordinary.
But God…

(Aren’t those two of the greatest words???)

But God intervened — He began to show me that He did not make me to be less than ordinary. He didn’t even make me to be ordinary. While I was still in that boat of “less than” with the pipedream of just being like everyone else, He blew my mind by giving me a glimpse of a future *extraordinary* me.

At first I was like, “Whaaaaaaat?” when I saw my future self speaking to large crowds and writing books. At that time, I was only reading books– to my kids as a homeschooling mom. The biggest crowd I had ever “spoken” to was at my dinner table.

But I believed. Oh yeah. Destiny was sparked in my heart. Over the years, I held on to that picture of the future me and said, “God, please get me there!” I followed the path He had for me and little by little, He showed me more of that future me doing things I never thought possible.

I am constantly amazed at what I get to do for Him — When I take a step back and look at my life today, I can’t help but to think it is remarkable that a woman with no education, who was a single mom of 11 kids on welfare, with no former business experience, now owns 3 businesses, has written 9 books and publishes other people’s stories, too! It blows my mind that I get to get up and speak to rooms full of business professionals, corporate executives, educators and people in ministry — people I once longed to be like and could hardly be around because my insecurity was paralyzing.

When I say that you MUST rise above the image you have of yourself to be extraordinary, I MEAN IT. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if I had not believed that I would one day be the woman God showed me I was destined to be, I would not be here doing any of these things today.

You don’t have to know how you will become extraordinary, or even when. You just have to agree with God when He says you are Chosen, Called and an Extraordinary Child of God!

Agree with Him today and your tomorrows will blow you away!