“It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.” Denis Waitley
The power of the mind in leadership is immeasurable. An old Chinese proverb says, “Limitations are but the boundaries we place in our minds.”
The idea is demonstrated in the Old Testament as ten of the spies sent into the land of Canaan delivered a bad report to the people of Israel. Their claim indicates the limitation in their thinking. They saw themselves as grasshoppers in the eyes of the people of the land, and in their own.
They could not see themselves conquering the land, nor God doing so through them.
The same is true today of leaders who are held back; not because they do not have the ability, but because they do not see themselves as able to accomplish the task.
We must recognize who God is and all He can do through the power that works within us.
Stop considering who we are not. Start thinking about who God is and what He can do if we allow Him to rule in our lives.