It sure is ironic that I publicly declare myself a coward on the World-Wide-Web, as that statement (in one way) proclaims the opposite. But seriously, hear me out…
I am one of those people who isn’t comfortable with risk. The risk of failure, rejection, pain, humiliation, loss. I calculate the odds and weigh everything, even that which I know I shouldn’t. I place costs on the priceless, I keep to myself, and yet here I am (apparently) airing my many vices to the world.
My point today, is that I all to often let fear run my life. It holds me back from being spontaneous, speaking my mind, or daring to trust or love again. Though I know this, and can find countless scriptures to negate fear, I find myself reasoning and making excuses for my behavior.
- These traits CAN be good in my line of work.
- Yes, I generally avoid getting into trouble.
- I suppose I’m pretty responsible & predictable (if not all that humble) but at what cost?
I have found joy in my children, serving others, singing, cooking, and worshiping God. In all, I have been truly blessed. Today, I set myself a goal, and challenge all who read to do the same.
DO SOMETHING YOU’RE AFRAID TO DO
It can be something small, like disposing of moldy leftovers. Perhaps you’ll tackle a tiny (but daunting) task of speaking that burning thought that consumes you inside. Ask a friend to help, let me know how it goes.
What shall I conquer next? Leave a comment, I’ll decide my goal in a week!