Bring yourself into the Light. Photo by Kristin N Bailey, all rights reserved

You are the only one who can live your life.

No one else can take over for you in this important job.

You have to figure it out yourself.

Others may speak into your life, but never allow them to speak for you.

Others may point out areas that need work, but don’t allow them to change you.

Others may show you love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and grace.  You will only be great if you show it more.

Accept who you are and determine always everyday to be the best you you can be.  The universe depends on your unique contribution.

You are an expert at being you, a whole, unique, exceptional person.

Believe in the greatness that being you brings.

You may not feel that your position or walk in life is important but it is.  No one can take your place. No one can walk your walk.

Step carefully but, step boldly into the light of who God made you to be. As you embrace who you are completely, you find yourself flooded with light and it cannot help but flow out of you and into the world.

Master being you. It is one step away from the divine.

Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, both available under the weight loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab on her website. Also check out her blog and Sweet Grace for Your Journey podcast under the tabs by those names.