What is fear? Well to me I think of fear and I think meh…..fear…and I shrug it off and just get on with stuff or I think yeah whatever, I’m not paying attention to you and I get about my day.
Yet there are other times when It grips me and I’m almost paralysed and I can’t think or move forward. In the past I used to live my life riddled with fear, I didn’t even know that I could control my fear or even speak to it, yes did you know you can speak to fear and tell it where to go? Like hey fear get lost, I’m an important person with important things to do and a destiny to fulfil, get out of my way! Yep, I literally say that and POOF! But as you know that’s sometimes easier said than done right?
I remember the days when fear would make me sick and would stop me from getting out of bed or doing anything.
A lot of people say that fear is temporary, yes for some people but for others it is a daily battle. The best thing that we can do is identify where the fear is coming from and why we are feeling afraid. Yes, this means facing your fears. It’s okay, you can do it.
I have conversations with myself, sometimes in my head or out aloud like “okay what’s going on Jonda, why are you acting all weird? I feeling afraid? It’s because I’ve never done this before, I don’t know the people that are going to be at this event. Well that’s okay, just go and if you don’t like it you can leave what’s the worst that could happen? I mean if you don’t like it just leave but at least you went”…well along those lines then I think about literally the worst thing that could happen like a huge tsunami coming and destroying everything and then I think of how likely that could happen which is barely no chance and so I take a big breath in and breath out and say okay, “I can do this, there’s nothing to be afraid of”.
I know that I let fear get in the way of me moving forward in life and accomplishing my dreams. I looked around and thought “gee, look at everyone else they must have happy normal lives because they have great jobs and partners and families and they’re just perfect” but fear is no respecter of persons.
We can find comfort in activities that help with fear and read all sorts of self help books on how to overcome fear.
For myself as a Christian, it wasn’t until I really had a revelation of my Heavenly Father’s undying and unconditional Love for me and understanding my true identity as His child, His daughter, fearfully and wonderfully made and that He has a plan and a purpose for me and that through His son Jesus Christ, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
It’s God and my faith in Him that allowed me to overcome my fears and start this journey of writing and accomplishing my dream of writing a books.
Jesus said in John 14:27:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
On the other side of fear is joy, strength and an unimaginable ability to be the best you that you can be. To walk into your destiny and do all that you could ever dream and have all that you could ever desire why? Because it’s God plan for you, it’s God’s design for your life, but you’ve got to face that fear front on and tell it where to go and plough through with bull horns on a mission.
You can do it, I believe in you.
Do you want to see what’s on the other side of fear?