We let fear talk us out of doing crazy, exciting things. Sometimes, we even let fear talk us out of doing the small, little things.
I want to own my own business. Psh..that’s not a real job.
I’m going to take control of my health. Yeah, but why? You’re not intelligent enough to do so.
I will block out time to spend with the Lord everyday. You’re going to fail.
I aim to blog and share my heart with others. No one cares to listen.
Trust me, I have let fear drive my life far too many times. I almost didn’t become editor-in-chief at the paper because I was afraid of rejection. I didn’t want to do the Young Living business because people don’t like network marketing and I didn’t want to be an outcast. But in sharing my heart with others, I’ve realized that sometimes the scariest things are the most life changing.
I cannot imagine not spending late nights in the newsroom doing the job I love. But I also can’t imagine having to work another job because I decided to say no to owning my own business.
“There is not fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears is not complete in love.”
1 John 4:18
I read this verse at church yesterday and I felt convicted. It honestly hit me hard. How many times have I said no to an amazing opportunity because of fear. How many times have I allowed the enemy to talk me out of something because it appeared to be impossible.
I’ve heard it again and again and again so I will say it now: Do it scared. Take the journey. Move forward. Cry if you have to, but just do it.
Y’all, I recognize that fear is real but know that we serve a God much bigger than that. Step out on faith, hope in the Lord, and take the journey that awaits for you. It will be scary and it will be hard and there will be times that you question your sanity, but please know that God goes before each of us and has such incredible plans for us.