Do you ever get so scared to start a new project or take a risk? Me too. I think it’s normal to feel a bit of fear when you are stepping out into an unknown territory.
Most of us have have dreams, visions, goals, accomplishments but all these require risky moves and bold decisions. I used to think there was a certain way that I could overcome fear. I did a lot of research, tried to follow some of the recommendations I found online, in books, even emulating other people’s behavior of confidence but nothing seemed to work, all these fizzled out no sooner than I began and eventually I gave up.
Then God happened in my life and the way He loved me, talked to me, encouraged me and taught me was beyond this world. The amazing thing with God is when you go to Him and present yourself just as you are, He accepts you in that state and lovingly reveals to you exactly what ails you, your weakness, your pain areas and tells you not to worry about trying to change yourself but trust He will do all the work if you only obey what He tells you to do.
The minute you start to trust God with the little decisions, choices, even the most insignificant ones like what to say, what to do, where to live, who to be friends with, He takes care of the transformational process Himself with the help of the Holy Spirit. Soon, you start seeing that there was nothing really to fear, because in every step you take in obedience He upholds His promises and never fails you. You start being bold to do more, to say more, to be more, to demand more of yourself because He values you and He wants His children to know they are valued. When you know, that you know, that you know in whom you have believed, fear becomes just a four letter word because you know that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
I am learning to abandon the voices of the world and what has been said by others in regards to failure. We have been listening to people who are not informed by God and allowing them to affect our decision making. Child of God rise up, follow and serve God diligently and great shall be your reward.