Fear. It is a strange emotion isn’t it? When my son was a high schooler, he and my now daughter-in-love and some friends went to a Halloween haunted forest. They all agreed that it was scary but what was so interesting was how each reacted to being frightened. One stood paralyzed and screamed for a long minute, while one stood his ground trying to be logical and a bit intimidating himself. Another put up her fists ready to fight and another turned and started running in the opposite direction. All experienced the exact same event but each reacted entirely different!
It has been said that fear really means, False Evidence Appearing Real. Not sure if that is completely accurate. Heights, public speaking and bugs might fit into this category, but some evidence is real and serious. Cancer, bankruptcy, abandonment, abuse, terrorism are just a few that come to mind. The scope of what we are frightened by is as unique as each person. However, whether the fear is real or imagined the purpose is the same; to intimidate and keep us from advancing.
So what about you? What are you afraid of? How do you react when you are frightened? What do you typically do? Could fear be playing a major role in keeping you stuck and unable to advance in your God ordained life?
It would be nice if there was a one solution fits all process for dispelling fear. The truth is that we are all different and process things our own ways. Some need a hand held, others need space. However, in the end what gets us all to the point of pressing through the fear and advancing is the belief that what is ahead is more valuable and true than the fear itself. It’s called faith and it is worth the cost!
Press on dear one! Press on!!
Unhindered…live the masterpiece!