It’s Friday! Go Friday! Go Friday! Go Friday! That just sounds like a fun day. Say it with me . . . Friday! Doesn’t it just sound like it should contain fun? I think so. Anyway, I had a topic I wanted to cover, but this issue of fear kept coming up. So many people were talking to me about their fear and how they can’t do the thing they wish because of it. There is this mindset that in order to move, one must fear get over their fear. That is so not true. I’ve talked about fear before, in October. But today, I want to go a little more in depth.
There exists this idea that perfect conditions must exist before we can do that next level thing we wish to do. The reality is that there is never any set of perfect conditions that will arise. And waiting around for those conditions will only keep us from going where we want and need to be. I’ve wanted to write and share my story for years with others. However, fear of failure–rejection and things simply not turning out the way I want–kept me from doing so. And the truth is, those things really aren’t failure. But I’ll address that at a later time. But I was afraid, so I averted the call to do so. But averting the call didn’t cancel the call. It just continued to call, only louder and stronger. And if I hadn’t answered, neither myself nor anyone I’ve possibly helped would have gotten what we needed from my sharing. And I don’t say that to puff myself up. No. That knowledge actually humbles me quite a bit. Watch the video for more of what I have to say about it.
April 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm
You have me revisiting some of my fears that I faced. Some were banished and some, well, I have just learned to take with me for the journey. For instance, learning to swim. Yes, the fear associated with this has taught me and continues to teach me, lessons that extend outside of the pool. The day I stood poolside readying myself for the jump in the deep end, the instructor told me that the water would push me back up to the surface, I hesitated. It was there that I was reminded about all the fearful moments when I took a leap of faith and the universe opened up, so I jumped & “I” thank God he was there to save me! – W38
April 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm
That is such a wonderful metaphor for life and facing our fears! I love how God can teach us through any encounter.