Updated: Sep 9, 2019
“If I wasn’t afraid, I would..... get out more.” If I wasn’t afraid, I would..... pursue my dreams.” “If I wasn’t afraid, I would…. *insert your fear here*.”
Does this sound like you? Does fear hold you back? What would you do, if you weren’t afraid? Have you ever really thought about that question?
Think about it now, with me. Is being afraid of something holding you back from experiencing all that life has to offer? The simple answer is, yes, it is highly likely.
So now ask yourself this, has it been worth it to avoid the things that are scaring you? Are you achieving your goals, are you living out your dreams, or are you allowing fear to cripple you?
The truth is, I have been living in fear for many, many years, and I have allowed it to completely stifle me. Fear has held me back, and lied to me, and continually told me I’m not good enough to pursue my passions. So here I am, 33 years old, living a life that entails of me doing the things that I “must do”, in order to not feel like a failure.
Failure- now that is a terrifying word. Am I right? But wait, is really “failure” that we are afraid of, or is it the reality that we can’t control when we are inevitably going to fail? Here’s something you may have never thought of, failure is important!! Without it, you will never understand the meaning of success.
I believe it was Denzel Washington who said in a speech once, that “you are going to fall [fail], just make sure that when you do fall, you land on your back- because if you can look up- you can get up.” Did you hear what he said? If you can look up...you can get up!!
Fear and failure are weak little lies, that we allow ourselves to believe, and therefore give them a false strength over our lives.
I heard a motivational speaker once say, “You will never become what you should be, until you become angry at what you are!” I don’t know about you, but I am angry. I am SO angry at how much I have let fear run my choices. I am angry at how afraid I have been to take the leap of faith, and just let God guide my steps.
God created every being on this earth, with a gift. Whatever you were born to do, is not ‘ahead of you’, it’s within you!! The only thing holding you back from tapping into that, is fear.
To get something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
Life is risk, but God loves to see someone take a leap of faith.
Your struggles will be the story that the world will fall in love with, because nobody wants to hear from someone who has had everything handed to them.
Suck it up- get tough. Fear is a lie, so break it’s stronghold, and let’s take this leap of faith together!!