My entire life I have been scared. And it’s so funny because I am a Sagittarius so I am incredibly brave, incredibly bold, and SO spontaneous and ready to try everything. But behind all that boldness has been fear. Fear in everything, anxiety, paranoia and every single other way fear manifests itself.
Since I have embarked on my spiritual journey, I have battled my constant fear. This month, God challenged me to be fearless. This past week, God not only revealed my fears to me but he made me face them, address them, and eradicate them completely. As someone who was completely governed by fear, this task proved to be extremely difficult. However, when God told me it was either fear or faith, I chose the latter.
My entire life people have always told me about my potential. I was always told how far in life I’d go, how big my personality was, etc. This, in addition to my father’s very high expectations of me, scared the shit out of me. I was fearful of my greatness, and it was way more comforting to be normal and just mediocre. But I realized that God will carry me. God will always protect me and be my safehold.
But I realized that God will carry me. God will always protect me and be my safehold.
Fear is only an emotion. Like joy, like happiness, like love. Fear is only an emotion. We give too much power to fear. Fear should not be preventing you from trying that idea, starting that business, making that connection with that professional. Fear should motivate you. Fear should make you leap because you are afraid of what happens if you miss that opportunity.
You should use your fears and your passions to make that leap in life because why not? I refuse to leave any season with regrets. I will take everything God has put my name on as mine, and I will not allow the enemy to allow me to imagine things that don’t even exist. And that is just what fear is – stories we have told ourselves about the future that doesn’t even exist. And we let these stories control us. Don’t let that be you. Matthew 8:26 asks, why are you so fearful, you of little faith?
So I will be fearless. And if I begin to become afraid, I will affirm to myself that I am beyond fearless and covered by God. I will live my best, most boundless life, governed by faith.